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Forum: Teaching Grammar 01-19-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,381
Posted By Maria
Discouraged from teaching grammar

I agree with you statement, Hassan, that "supervisors should know that not all theories are applicable in the classroom." But unfortunately, many do not know that.

Think about how many teachers...
Forum: Welcome! 01-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,046
Posted By Maria
Smile Let's hear from you!

We're looking forward to reading your thoughts and ideas, Hassan. I hope you post a message soon!
Forum: Teaching Grammar 01-10-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,381
Posted By Maria
Wink You gotta fight for your right.....

..............to teach grammar!

You're welcome, Felicia. Let us know of any new developments!
Forum: Teaching Grammar 01-04-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,125
Posted By Maria
Fossilized Adult Learners

There is an interesting point referred to in this article:

http://www.developingteachers.com/articles_tchtraining/gramm1_jeanette.htm


It states that “success happens too soon“ for students...
Forum: Language Learning and Teaching 12-26-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,064
Posted By Maria
Another Do

A "Do" for new teachers:

Always have a lesson objective in mind. I don't believe it necessarily has to be a formally written series of bullets as many of us are taught in teacher ed courses, but...
Forum: Teaching Grammar 12-24-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,310
Posted By Maria
natural situations

I've been racking my brain trying to think of authentic situations that would require repetition. One that I came up with is introducing people at a party as a way to practice simple present BE with...
Forum: Teaching Grammar 12-17-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,381
Posted By Maria
discovery=inquiry?

I'm sorry you are so frustrated in your work, Felicia! I have a question: You said that you are only supposed to addresss grammar in context. Well, where is the context coming from? Do you get to...
Forum: Teaching Grammar 12-12-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,796
Posted By Maria
Clarification

So is this then played like a regular Solitaire game and students say "Put the ace of clubs next to the ten of diamonds"?

This sounds terrific! Thanks for sharing this idea. I had never heard of...
Forum: Teaching Grammar 12-09-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,796
Posted By Maria
awesome prep idea

Excellent idea for teaching preps, Ouyang. I'm glad you shared it. It has two points that I particularly like: first, it gets at least one student at a time out of his or her seat, and second, it...
Forum: Language Learning and Teaching 12-01-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,064
Posted By Maria
More Do's and Don'ts

Do:

Keep organized! Have a different folder for each class, a different section of a notebook, etc. I have found that good organization saves a lot of wasted time and awkward moments- like...
Forum: Teaching Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary 11-24-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,666
Posted By Maria
Proverbs lesson

In a high-intermediate speaking course, we had a fluency activity today about proverbs. I put 12 on the board. Here are some of them:

1. All's well that ends well.
2. Birds of a feather flock...
Forum: Azar Grammar Series 11-11-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,553
Posted By Maria
audio?

I would first want to know what that would do to the price of the text (plus cd), what might have to be sacrificed in the text to add audio, and what kind of audio it would be. For example, I like...
Forum: Language Learning and Teaching 11-07-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,973
Posted By Maria
grammar in your class

JBauer,

How do you approach grammar in your classes so that students get the structure they need but don't "freeze up" with worry over getting it right? It's a delicate and difficult balance, don't...
Forum: Using Authentic Materials 11-07-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,526
Posted By Maria
songs

Do yoy have any favorites that work well in your classes? Please share and say how you use them!
Forum: Teaching Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary 11-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,760
Posted By Maria
Read what?

Tell me more about reading. Have the students read anything or something in particular that will help with speaking skills? How should they read? I mean, is there something special they should do,...
Forum: Technology for Teachers and Students 10-30-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,454
Posted By Maria
This looks interesting Eduardo. Thanks for...

This looks interesting Eduardo. Thanks for linking us to it. I want to add also one of the main pages http://clic.xtec.net/en/jclic/ in English. I'll check it out in detail this weekend. Just...
Forum: Teaching Grammar 10-13-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,385
Posted By Maria
Question Review

My intermediate students hit ch 5 in Fundamentals of English Grammar, so we were ready to review questions. These students have been making questions since level 1, but since question form can be...
Forum: Teaching Grammar 10-10-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,238
Posted By Maria
Attitude Adjustment Re Grammar Testing

Quite some time ago I wrote that since it seemed pointless to expect any kind of mastery from the majority of students on the many grammar points I am expected to cover in a semester, I decided to...
Forum: Technology for Teachers and Students 10-02-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,425
Posted By Maria
EZ Lesson Creation

Not yet. I just stumbled across it the other day. I'm going to try it out this weekend.

There are so many excellent tools out there, I'm making an effort to learn and add three or four new tools...
Forum: Curriculum and Testing 09-30-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,356
Posted By Maria
Practice Tests

I've come to the realization that when students do well on tests, I do well too. But I don't want to sacrifice quality on tests by making them too easy just to get results that make me feel good. ...
Forum: Technology for Teachers and Students 09-30-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,425
Posted By Maria
Thumbs up EZ Lesson Creation

I couldn't believe this site when I saw it:

Lesson Writer http://www.lessonwriter.com/

Now, quickly and easily, you can turn any digital text into a complete ESL lesson. Check out the demo. ...
Forum: Teaching Reading and Writing 09-25-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,890
Posted By Maria
Reading Jigsaw Activity

I like jigsaw activities in reading, but its hard to find some already made up, and it takes a very long time to write your own. Luckily, I rediscovered this website: http://www.howstuffworks.com/ ...
Forum: Teaching Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary 09-25-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,760
Posted By Maria
Correcting in Conversation Class

What to do with students who speak rapidly, yet incorrectly, and seem to never hear corrections? I just can't find a way to get through to some "street learners". This is what I (affectionately)...
Forum: Teaching Reading and Writing 09-23-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,489
Posted By Maria
Students as Teachers

In an advanced level reading course, I wanted to infuse more student leadership of activities, so I came up with "You Be The Teacher." I asked students to find an article that interested them enough...
Forum: Curriculum and Testing 09-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,060
Posted By Maria
resource center in a high school

So Frances, do I understand that as a resource center there will not be any "stand-up" teaching to a group but rather individuals doing work at different levels? Will it be fully electronic with...
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