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Forum: Introductions Apr 25th, 2011, 09:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Hullo!

Welcome, you've probably already seen all the great resources here! But, look around the collection of resources & minds on here are priceless for your lessons!
Forum: Introductions Apr 7th, 2011, 07:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,563
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Hai everyone..

yea, true. One of the sales people at my company got sick of waiting for a project to sell - she's now teaching overseas (Cambodia).
Forum: Introductions Apr 1st, 2011, 06:28 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,563
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Hai everyone..

oh bummer! it must be too popular there these days..
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Mar 25th, 2011, 05:10 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 5,023
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Amazing Bats! Treasure Hunt for kids

What sort of classroom environment do you do this in? A lot of the classrooms only had chairs and a white board in it...
Forum: Introductions Mar 25th, 2011, 05:07 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,563
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Hai everyone..

I remember when Japan was said to be the place to go to save some money and having a holiday... I guess that's not really the case anymore?
Forum: Introductions Mar 18th, 2011, 09:22 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,563
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Hai everyone..

Not sure at all yet! The plan is to do a bit of world travel and then maybe head back somewhere that I'd like to explore further. Any suggestions?

Now I'm doing my old trade in Aus - marketing...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 18th, 2011, 09:18 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 6,598
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Dealing with difficult student

These kinds of students are too common, but unfortunately can make teaching sooo frustrating! I think alawton's suggestions are good - hopefully it will get her to wait until after the lesson, so you...
Forum: Introductions Mar 13th, 2011, 01:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,563
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Hai everyone..

yes, back to it... although I am on a break from teaching though, should be back into next year or the year after. Which country this time?
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 13th, 2011, 01:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,897
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Motivating Adults to Speak

I like the big town character cards.. may have to use that one when i head back overseas!
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Mar 5th, 2011, 12:41 am
Replies: 3
Views: 4,437
Posted By simplyesl
Re: What's a good game for 1st year kids using "I like___."

I like the sound of that time bomb game eaturcheese! Depending on the age of your students and size of your class, you could also play stations.

Or how about a variation of duck, duck, goose? The...
Forum: Introductions Mar 5th, 2011, 12:34 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,563
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Hai everyone..

welcome to the forum. it's a pretty good resource for teachers (and students). although i've had a 3 or so year absence from the forums, i've benefited from the site since about 2006!

Mes-mark, good...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 26th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 22,535
Posted By simplyesl
Re: An Ice Breaker Every Day?

Using ice breakers after slower periods of the lesson (like reading) is also good to get the students talking again i think.
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 26th, 2011, 10:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,826
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Freelance teacher's bag!

i think using the computer is good for long term records, but having at least a "cheat sheet" that covers the most recent topics makes it easier too.
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 19th, 2011, 04:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 22,535
Posted By simplyesl
Re: An Ice Breaker Every Day?

Good suggestions! I teach mainly young learners, so it's good to get some ideas on the older ones too.
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 19th, 2011, 04:45 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,915
Posted By simplyesl
Re: english lessons

Take a look at mes-english.com there's a good board game there that I used when teaching small groups.
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 19th, 2011, 04:41 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,511
Posted By simplyesl
Re: setting up a new school - Help!

So you're targeting young learners? Sounds like there are a few schools in town that are already targeting them. Do you have a point of difference, other than the specific book used? Or maybe try...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jan 22nd, 2010, 09:02 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,543
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Problem with reading and class management

Maybe get them to read sentence by sentence aloud.
Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 22nd, 2010, 08:59 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,822
Posted By simplyesl
Re: im teaching traveliing by water for five year olds

How much English do they know? What have they been taught recently? Do you have access to classroom craft materials???
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 2nd, 2008, 03:33 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,873
Posted By simplyesl
Re: need a change in my students

By doing it yourself. Get involved with the sts and show them how fun it is. Play games that focus on team work, even if they are simple (like pictionary or charades). I've had classes like this -...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 13th, 2007, 07:36 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 6,042
Posted By simplyesl
Re: British versus American

football is also called soccer in australia.... something that i thought more people knew... but it turns out it's not that common knowledge :P
Forum: General Chat Aug 30th, 2007, 01:43 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,436
Posted By simplyesl
How many different countries have you taught English in?

Me? just one, China. I do hope to expand this....
Forum: General Chat Aug 30th, 2007, 01:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,301
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Sick n /Tired of being expected to be a Yank

England, Canada, Aus, US etc all have slight differences in how they use English and sts usually take after their teachers and how they speak. I have come across many classes that were taught...
Forum: Introductions Aug 30th, 2007, 01:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,149
Posted By simplyesl
Re: hello

enjoy it! teaching young learners is a lot of fun... but it can be quite exhausting (depending on how you teach, of course). I've mainly taught younger sts - lots of fun and games!
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 30th, 2007, 01:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 10,555
Posted By simplyesl
Re: How to teach dates of the month

A good follow-up game is to throw a beach ball around. Every time a st gets the ball they must say what position they are in (first, second, third etc).
Forum: General Chat Aug 21st, 2007, 02:38 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,151
Posted By simplyesl
Re: Would you live overseas forever?

I wish... although i won't settle for one country just yet :P
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