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by domgag12
16 Mar 2009, 17:51
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Large classes - 65 students. Help! Any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 20356

Re: Large classes - 65 students. Help! Any ideas?

I went through this in China, 20 classes of 50 students a week...You have no choice than to split your class in two blocks, depending of the size and the avaible space. And then you do your best. We must realize the limits inherent to such a case. The chinese schools that give us huge classes should...
by domgag12
16 Mar 2009, 17:36
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: teaching children
Replies: 7
Views: 12712

Re: teaching children

In my last practicum my teacher was using time points in order to motivate his young students to speak English (so they don't swicht to their L1). At the beginning of the class, you put the numbers 1 to 10 on the board, with a cardboard saying ''English Zone'' beside them. If you find someone speaki...
by domgag12
16 Mar 2009, 17:23
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: teaching high school EFL
Replies: 1
Views: 4418

Re: teaching high school EFL

Hi Ann This seems like the classic scenario. It reminds me of my experience in Xinjiang. To have them speak in front of the class is obviously too much for some of them. I used to have them stand at their desk and I would have a small conversation with them. Loud enough for the rest of the class to ...
by domgag12
16 Mar 2009, 17:04
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: How do you assess a person's level of English?
Replies: 3
Views: 8439

Re: How do you assess a person's level of English?

I don't think you should limit yourself with tools and grade requirements made by ESL specialists. Just engage a conversation with the man. Slowly build on his actual knowledge of the language and as he stumbles on something difficult, make it your lesson's theme. Rapidly, you will grasp his level a...
by domgag12
16 Mar 2009, 16:48
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: The Utility and Application of Voltaire’s Dictum
Replies: 2
Views: 3986

Re: The Utility and Application of Voltaire’s Dictum

Of course, when teaching EFL in China, we should motivate students to express themselves in the first place, so as to get over their timidity, their unwillingness to attract attention or to talk freely about some touchy issues. Thus, the teacher should encourage them to speak and he should restrain ...