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Unread postby mrtraveller » 09 Oct 2010, 15:55

Hi everybody,
I am an English teacher. My students' first language is Arabic. They are 14-16 years.
How can I make their handwriting better?
what are the criteria according to which I can evaluate their production?

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Re: handwriting

Unread postby markc » 03 Dec 2010, 02:20

Start by giving them a lot of practice in the class and for homework.

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Re: handwriting

Unread postby harrison » 14 Mar 2011, 18:51

Practicing better penmanship is actually something that students really enjoy. Just lots of practice during class will really help--especially something to take time--handwriting is usually just messy because they rush, so if you allow plenty of time to write--it'll help them get better at it. The lined paper with some activities on a bigger board can be helpful and help them gain more interaction with each other.

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Re: handwriting

Unread postby Alex Case » 18 Mar 2011, 23:21

Teaching older students to read and write is really tricky, as most of the materials for that are for little kids and so totally unsuitable. I'd look for ESOL/ ESL materials or adult literacy materials, both of which are much better than anything in EFL that I have come across. I'd also imagine there's something published locally on the topic, as Saudi students in particular are famous in London for having a reading and writing level far below their speaking one.

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Re: handwriting

Unread postby philip » 16 Jul 2011, 12:07

doing home work is the best way to improve the handwriting practice can make everything is possible...

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