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Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 10,308
Posted By vanilla
Re: If you could only play one game ...

You guys rock! I am not really a game person and I teach H.S. classes of 20 on a 25 handout a year curriculum. It can be really challenging to hold their interest in target language activities.
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:17 am
Replies: 34
Views: 28,351
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

heh? What was rude or dismissive? Perhaps you misunderstood my english? Small talk is what you would use if you do not wish to elaborate on your feelings with someone. In Japan, for example...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 31st, 2006, 04:41 am
Replies: 34
Views: 28,351
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

actually, I have lived all around the world and with Japan's interegrated teaching system (using foreign english speakers in all public and private schools to teach english) they speak more english...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 31st, 2006, 04:38 am
Replies: 34
Views: 28,351
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

Michele, are you an native speaker? Did anyone ever teach you the difference between polite, dismissive small talk and the truth we say to friends?
Forum: Teaching ESL May 31st, 2006, 04:36 am
Replies: 34
Views: 28,351
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

I have NEVER taught "sup dawg"...where did everyone get their degrees...bob's paint and polish?

"I'm fine" is appropriate for beginners and in everyday situations, but students have a natural...
Forum: General Chat May 26th, 2006, 12:20 am
Replies: 26
Views: 8,791
Posted By vanilla
Re: Getting To Know You

1. If you could teach ESL anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Germany. I went to HS and university there...I miss it so. But I wouldn't want to teach English anymore...this is my last year,...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 26th, 2006, 12:08 am
Replies: 34
Views: 28,351
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

A grammatically correct response isn't always an indication of fluency.

The foreign teacher's aim in Japan, as I see it, is too supplement students' grammar lessons with alternatives they really...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 25th, 2006, 02:03 am
Replies: 34
Views: 28,351
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

I have the same problem...
I usually commit my first class to responses to usual small talk questions.
Examples:
How are you?
What's up?
What's new?
What's wrong?
Hey! How ya doing?
What ARE YOU...
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