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by Nigel
20 Dec 2005, 12:51
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: International English or not
Replies: 15
Views: 15707

International English or not?

Dear Rise,

I think you've just agreed with me, not disagreed.

I said the style of English is different. I don't think it's a dialect either.

Cheers

Nigel
by Nigel
30 Oct 2005, 17:46
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: HELP! Looking for conversation coursebook!
Replies: 3
Views: 9718

Looking for conversation coursebook!

You could try looking at Discussions A-Z. The topics are not business related. But if your student just wants to practise oral English it could be a start.

Nigel
by Nigel
22 Oct 2005, 15:31
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: International English or not
Replies: 15
Views: 15707

International English

I don't agree with Schetin saying nobody speaks international English. You only have to go to an international conference or spend time in a place like London to realise that when 2 non-native speakers of English get together their style of English is different. not that it's wrong; just different. ...
by Nigel
27 Jul 2005, 14:33
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Postgraduate Diploma/MA TESOL University of Ulster
Replies: 2
Views: 6664

Postgraduate Diploma/MA TESOL University of Ulster

I've never heard of this course.

I suppose it depends what you want to do after the course and whether it corresponds.

I think the Diploma in EFL (now called DELTA) is an excellent qualification for people who want practical teaching.

Nigel
by Nigel
30 Jun 2005, 11:01
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Course books for short intensive courses
Replies: 3
Views: 15867

Course books for short intensive courses

You could take a look at Accelerate series.

I think they're excellent
by Nigel
30 Jun 2005, 10:59
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Learning styles
Replies: 2
Views: 8492

Learning styles

you can have students do the following: read write poems, stories etc play card and board games do arts and crafts have them design and make things do physical activities (moving around) songs and chants do group activities have students keep a diary allow quiet time for thinking if possible, visit ...
by Nigel
30 Jun 2005, 10:55
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: the word 'that'
Replies: 4
Views: 9005

For the first and second sentences, the transcription is

/at/

The third sentence uses the schwa cos it's not normally stressed.

I don't have symbols for "th" and schwa, so I can't write them out for you.

Cheers

Nigel
by Nigel
01 May 2005, 18:58
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: INLINGUA ITALY
Replies: 12
Views: 20603

Inlingua Italy

I htink the reason Inlingua are showing so much interest in you is that they like to train theirteachers in the use of their methods. So if a teacher doesn't have a lot of experience, it doesn't matter to them. What's more important is that you have a business background and so can interact easily w...
by Nigel
07 Mar 2005, 17:17
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Luxembourg - Business English ??
Replies: 1
Views: 5926

Hi Yvonne, A question you need to ask before you start an on-line course is how will your actual teaching be assessed? You can learn a lot about teaching but it's different when you put it into pracitce. Check with the course provider how you get feedback (if you get any at all). It might be a good ...
by Nigel
19 Feb 2005, 11:24
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Affiliation to recognised organisations for language schools
Replies: 2
Views: 15804

Affiliation

You could also try IELTS, GMAT, etc. They might give you the same response as Cambridge
by Nigel
19 Feb 2005, 11:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: CELTA but no degree in Asia??
Replies: 3
Views: 7675

Teaching in Asia without a degree

have you checked it out with the consulates in your country. they might give you an answer.

Nigel
by Nigel
19 Feb 2005, 11:16
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: ARE THESE GOOD TESOL/TEFL ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING SCHOOLS?
Replies: 2
Views: 6977

TEFL distance learning

I've never heard of these schools so can't say good or bad about them. I've never heard ofthe accrediting bodies you mention. Maybe that would be a place to start. find out more aboutthe accreditation bodies and what sort of work you can hope to get with such references. They may be fine; i'm just s...
by Nigel
01 Feb 2005, 16:18
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Speaking activities for adult beginners
Replies: 3
Views: 14859

Speaking activities for beginners

It's difficult to get beginners talking. They need a well-structured conversation and lots of support and practice to get them going. You can start them off reading a dialogue and then get them to substitute different parts of it. eg : A: can I see Jane and Helen? B : no, they're busy A : when will ...
by Nigel
01 Feb 2005, 16:12
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Pronunciation of "h" and "th"
Replies: 4
Views: 14986

Pronunciation of "h"

The previous person is right to say you don't pronounce 'h' in hour and honest. There are two other exceptions: honour and heir.

Nigel
by Nigel
11 Dec 2004, 18:58
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Concept check questions
Replies: 9
Views: 33512

CCQs

Jasminade,

thanks for the compliment.

I don't think you noticed that my ccq's refer to two past events, one before the other.

i.e.

When did he come here? past event
Where did he teach before that? previous event.

Cheers

Nigel
by Nigel
16 Nov 2004, 15:58
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: How do I use specialist teachers?
Replies: 1
Views: 5005

How do I use specialist teachers?

I'm creating classes for computer specialists. One of my teachers used to work in IT but has hardly any experience teaching EFL.

It's an important client. Would you recommend having an experienced teacher on the course or the IT specialist?

Thanks

Nigel
by Nigel
02 Nov 2004, 18:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Concept check questions
Replies: 9
Views: 33512

He had taught in Chile before he came here to teach. You could ask: Is he teaching in Chile now? no where is he teaching now? here when did he come here? 1999 (for example) where did he teach before that / before 1999? I don't think your original sentence is the best example of the past perfect, if ...
by Nigel
09 Oct 2004, 14:33
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Should the teachers plan lessons?
Replies: 1
Views: 5444

Should the teachers plan lessons?

Hi there,

I'm a new head teacher and a lot of my teachers think planning is not necessary.

What do you think? Should I be asking them to plan?

Nigel
by Nigel
09 Oct 2004, 14:32
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Is it necessary to plan lessons?
Replies: 4
Views: 21213

Is it necessary to plan lessons?

Hi there,

I'm a new head teacher and a lot of my teachers think planning is not necessary.

What do you guys out there think? Should I make them plan?

Nigel
by Nigel
09 Oct 2004, 14:30
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: To plan or not to plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 13852

To plan or not to plan?

Hi there,

I'm a new head teacher and a lot of my teachers think planning is not necessary.

What do you guys out there think?

Nigel