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by melgaut
03 Mar 2011, 15:26
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Mobile phones in class
Replies: 10
Views: 10266

Re: Mobile phones in class

Nowadays, using a cellphone in school is a really controversial question. Should we allow it or not? Some school boards have added a new school rule about it, some let the teacher decides. As a cellphone user, I think it is a very useful tool. HOWEVER, I would not allow my students to use it in clas...
by melgaut
03 Mar 2011, 15:14
Forum: Special Needs
Topic: What should I do if one of my students has dyslexia?
Replies: 19
Views: 40737

Re: What should I do if one of my students has dyslexia?

Dyslexia seems to be a very common problem into the classroom. Those previous posts are very useful. Students with special needs are often left aside. Because they speak differently and are not as good as other students in the classroom, they may have difficulty to feel included within a group. A st...
by melgaut
03 Mar 2011, 14:55
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Need a mentor for a nonnative English speaking teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 5402

Re: Need a mentor for a nonnative English speaking teacher

Hi miyuki, You seem to be worried about using the direct method. There are many studies that show that students need to be spoken only in English to really learn and acquired language. However, simply using the direct method is almost impossible and may be a little boring for students. Yes, you shou...
by melgaut
03 Mar 2011, 14:54
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Where can one teach without a degree?
Replies: 4
Views: 7053

Re: Where can one teach without a degree?

Hi! I just looked at the website and I found it very interesting. I did not know it was possible to write a list of countries that allow teaching without a degree. Here in Quebec, Canada I know that there’s a need in some schools for teachers and they hire some without a degree. However, it is reall...
by melgaut
03 Mar 2011, 14:31
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Help! Games for young learners needing no resources?
Replies: 3
Views: 12441

Re: Help! Games for young learners needing no resources?

Hi! Hanan, I think you should at least use some flashcards about the vocabulary you want to introduce. If you want the students to remember the words, it is important that they can encounter the vocabulary in various contexts: flashcards, song, mimes. It needs to be both in written and spoken form. ...