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by jezinspain
22 Jul 2012, 09:30
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching How To Write
Replies: 6
Views: 14769

Re: Teaching How To Write

I think you are right about the European /Asian contrast, although I don't know anything about Asian languages so I don't really know. I teach in English, but in Spain to Spanish children. They do find learning English spelling difficult compared to their native Spanish. But there are rules in Engli...
by jezinspain
19 Jul 2012, 14:36
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching How To Write
Replies: 6
Views: 14769

Re: Teaching How To Write

I teach in an 'immersion school' in Spain. The children in the infants will begin to write their name whenever they do it in Spanish. Remember that writing really should follow on behind speaking and reading as it usually does with native tongue. It's a case of whenever the children are ready, rathe...
by jezinspain
17 Jul 2012, 15:01
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How much of the native language is necessary?
Replies: 4
Views: 6340

Re: How much of the native language is necessary?

Agree with amayr. I teach 6 and 7 year-old Spaniards. Without my (basic) Spanish I would often be lost.
Girl asks me, 'How you spell litoldo?'
Me, 'Tell me in Spanish.'
Girl, 'Perro pequeño.'
Me,' L-I-T-T-L-E, D-O-G.'
Happens all the time...
by jezinspain
17 Jul 2012, 14:56
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How to improve my spoken English?
Replies: 3
Views: 5259

Re: How to improve my spoken English?

Agree with English Jason. I would add, listening to good English will also help. Log into the BBC website and listen to the news in English every now and again to get good examples of spoken English to listen to.
Good luck.