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Forum: ESL Games and Activities Aug 10th, 2011, 03:31 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 19,792
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Game ideas for 2 students - HELP!

Many of the adult ESL games will also work with teens, if the games are flexible. Card games are definitely possible.
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 18th, 2011, 05:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,740
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Help needed with mixed level Jr high / high school class

Ask the school to order a set of multi-level ESL books for you. There are some multi-level texts out there.
Also, try to get a book written for teachers with tips on teaching a multi-level ESL class.
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 17th, 2011, 05:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,267
Posted By bread_baker
Re: 8 year old who can't understand sentences...

This is wonderful!!! Another example of success because of hands-on activities!!
What if you take it up a level and use color-coded tiles or cards? Examples: verbs are green, nouns are blue,...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 10th, 2011, 06:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,798
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Motivating Adults to Speak

I think you should find out about how men and women do and don't interact in their culture. Maybe there are some practices or customs that are influencing the students.
Do you have any pairs of...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 8th, 2011, 12:23 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,267
Posted By bread_baker
Re: 8 year old who can't understand sentences...

While I agree that many words break the rules of phonics, there are many words that keep the rules of phonics. A student who is not equipped with phonics will be unable to sound out even the words...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Mar 8th, 2011, 12:21 am
Replies: 9
Views: 8,226
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Board games in large classes

I look at it differently. When my students play board games, I divide the class into groups of 4. Each group of 4 plays independently. This method works very well for adults.
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 3rd, 2011, 10:34 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,267
Posted By bread_baker
Re: 8 year old who can't understand sentences...

Definitely try hands-on activities!!! Some people are hands-on learners, and they need kinesthetic activities. I also agree that the girl needs to learn phonics.
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 28th, 2011, 06:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,727
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Freelance teacher's bag!

I don't use a laptop during class time. My laptop is too valuable and I don't want to be concerned about safety. I create my lessons in the laptop. After a term ends, I look at all its lessons and...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 24th, 2011, 06:19 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 5,412
Posted By bread_baker
Re: First lesson & level testing for adults!

Adults may be interested in computers, or afraid of computers. At my adult school, we get both kinds. You can take adults to ESL websites on the internet that you have screened beforehand. Some...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 24th, 2011, 12:31 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,727
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Freelance teacher's bag!

I use a computer heavily. I try to update my notes in the computer within 24 hours of the class meeting.
My computer is highly organized with folders, subfolders, sub-subfolders, etc.
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Feb 24th, 2011, 12:29 am
Replies: 2
Views: 6,447
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Conversational activities for adults

The categories game works very well in teams. I have used it. Every time a team plays, there is a time limit.
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 11th, 2011, 05:39 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,740
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Help needed with mixed level Jr high / high school class

Did you talk to your director about this? No director should put a teacher in a situation like this! You should ask the director to take some of the students out.
No novice teacher should be...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 10th, 2011, 06:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Intermediate Level Tutoring

First of all, don't expect a lot. Two hours a week is very, very little. My school used to have ESL classes that were 15 hours a week (and the classes covered all the skills).
You will need to...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 6th, 2011, 07:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 5,935
Posted By bread_baker
Re: HELP! English Lessons for Adults

You are right about some things. If she speaks no English, and can't read English at all, she needs to learn the alphabet, days of the week, months of the year, greetings, and a lot of other basic...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:03 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,805
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Suggest an activity

I'm surprised that you don't have ALL spatial learners. Hopefully all of the students are creative. What level do you have? It sounds like maybe you have beginners. Do they know the simple...
Forum: English Questions Jan 6th, 2011, 09:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 7,087
Posted By bread_baker
Re: resembles/resemble

He, she and it get the S on the end of "resemble." Number 4 is wrong.
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 15th, 2010, 10:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,859
Posted By bread_baker
Re: help, please?

That depends on how many parts the activity has. When I gave students a scenario for a role play, made them responsible to write the script and show it to me for correction, then rehearse it, then...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 13th, 2010, 03:53 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,859
Posted By bread_baker
Re: help, please?

How long did the role play last? When I give students a role play, and they write the script, the activity takes at least 1.5 hours.
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 10th, 2010, 12:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,859
Posted By bread_baker
Re: help, please?

I'd focus on activities that last 15-30 minutes, because you don't want the students to get bored. If my students do composition or reading, they may need an hour or more. But for other activities,...
Forum: English Questions Dec 5th, 2010, 06:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,060
Posted By bread_baker
Re: units of measurement

Smoke detectors are sold individually. I'd say "each."
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 5th, 2010, 06:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,859
Posted By bread_baker
Re: help, please?

If I had your group and the students did not know the grammar already: I would not try to teach 2 different grammar structures in less than 1.5 hours.
If you do a search of the forums, you will...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 2nd, 2010, 06:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,891
Posted By bread_baker
Re: animals voice and baby animals, who knows

A baby kangaroo is a joey. A baby sheep is a lamb. A baby cat is a kitten. A baby chicken is a chick. "Cub" is for a baby bear, lion or tiger.
A pony is not a baby horse. A baby horse is a colt.
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 26th, 2010, 03:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,161
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Trainee in need of help, I'm so confused!

Have you thought about making a board game? You can make custom board games on this website. You can put a prompt in each space, but not a complete question or statement. Then the student who...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 26th, 2010, 03:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 6,273
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Help: in dire need of songs for kids to practice can can't

Eaturcheese and Puddyd, I am surprised that you knew about the song!! Let me know how class goes, if anyone tries the song in class.
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 21st, 2010, 06:18 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 6,273
Posted By bread_baker
Re: Help: in dire need of songs for kids to practice can can't

There was an old song that went, "Anything you can do, I can do better; I can do anything better than you; No, you can't; Yes, I can..." I'm sorry but I don't know the name of the song.
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