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Forum: ESL Games and Activities Oct 10th, 2011, 09:13 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,667
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Practicing Dialogue with 3 year olds

It sounds like you got it going pretty well now. I'd still like to recommend the software from Genki English. Genki English has some great songs based around simple subjects in English that focus...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Oct 10th, 2011, 09:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,165
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Upcoming Halloween activities

With teens, I'd suggest some sort of fun team games. Or maybe you could try and provide them with a unique experience they didn't have as children with Halloween (something along the lines of using...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 10th, 2011, 08:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By chokosaki
Re: ESL/English language program

I've used FOG a bit with the teacher's at my school for improving their communication skills. It works quite well. We tend to be pretty busy so the interactive CD that comes with each set is quite...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 1st, 2011, 09:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Signature Chant...

Good luck with your class!

Next time, start off strong. Students will get accustomed to your teaching methods. If you try to add more rules over time...it can be a bit difficult to get the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 1st, 2011, 09:46 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Forcing young students into talking

To REVanessa---

The above situation I had posted about was just in a demo/trial lesson. Regular lessons with regular students....that's not a problem at all. I also teach chants and let the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 29th, 2011, 10:40 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Signature Chant...

In my class I generally use something quick that generates a response.

It's called 'Class/Yes' from the Whole Brain Teaching style (or Power Teaching). Basically, you say 'class' and the students...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 25th, 2011, 08:17 am
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By chokosaki
Re: no coursebook! argggg..

If you have access to a projector or IWB in the classroom, you can check my site (in my signature) for some free downloads. The content includes some stories (with useful dialogue), interactive...
Forum: English Questions Sep 25th, 2011, 08:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By chokosaki
Re: sign vs. autograph

I'd like to add to this that asking someone for their autograph (a regular person) can also be an informal way of asking someone to sign something.

I grew up saying both but when I think of a...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 16th, 2011, 10:07 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,127
Posted By chokosaki
Re: ESL Placement Test (grade level test)

For my previous school I made some placement tests myself. It's actually not too difficult. You can look at some of the content from the beginning of your books and choose a few questions from...
Forum: Pre-Made Flashcards Sep 8th, 2011, 02:53 am
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Weather Spring

The flashcard has a picture of a snowy day and the word summer. Your title should be changed to Winter/Summer.

This flashcard set will work great for a dominoes type game. Thanks.
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Sep 3rd, 2011, 11:17 am
Replies: 9
Views: 25,993
Posted By chokosaki
Re: English Games and Activities for 3 year olds

Hey there! I guess I'm a little late but I'll post for others that need the same thing....

On my site, Keep Up ESL: Free lessons, games, flashcards, cartoons, stories, and more!...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:16 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Forcing young students into talking

Actually, I have a cute caterpillar stuffed toy that I use sometimes in this situation. It works quite well. Depending on how quickly the students respond to me (if at all...it's kinda rare when...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 29th, 2011, 10:59 am
Replies: 4
Views: 8,831
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Teaching Kindergarten ages 3-5

Puppets are pretty fun to use. I have two actually. I have a turtle and a bug. While they aren't puppets per say...I do use them as such (they are just stuffed animals). They are great for...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 28th, 2011, 05:19 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Forcing young students into talking

Can you describe an average class? Do you play many games or sing songs?

Also, how do you motivate your students into listening?

Outside of the class I am pretty reserved and quiet (not shy, I...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 28th, 2011, 03:35 am
Replies: 4
Views: 8,831
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Teaching Kindergarten ages 3-5

ack! double post please delete this.
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 28th, 2011, 03:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 8,831
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Teaching Kindergarten ages 3-5

Hey there! Congrats on taking the opportunity to teach the younglings! I really enjoy teaching the younger students the most.

As for your questions...

Definitely get some flashcards printed and...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 25th, 2011, 02:48 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Forcing young students into talking

hiya Beatrix...

I've spoken with the headmaster as well as the marketing staff but they still insist on this. I didn't express that it was unrealistic tho...I just told them how it would affect the...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Aug 22nd, 2011, 09:39 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,817
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Board games in large classes

One thing that's pretty important to understand when teaching older kids (around 10+) is that they will tire of the same game much faster than younger students. Sometimes you might only be able to...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 20th, 2011, 12:17 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By chokosaki
Forcing young students into talking

This is a hot button issue at my school and more often than not I feel awful about this. My school has free, daily demos to attract new students. The demo is short (usually it lasts about 20-30...
Forum: General Chat Aug 19th, 2011, 08:08 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 10,174
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Do you make enough money in ESL as a career?

I guess I'm sort of an exception here in China.

With the school I teach at I have been promoted to teaching manager and I have been given a two year contract. I make a great living (by local...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 19th, 2011, 11:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,090
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Help needed for giving private tuition lessons (new teacher)

Glad to hear your lesson went well :D

Role play is always a great idea and is rather engaging for students. For a shopping lesson you could take on the role of a clerk and set up a store using...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 19th, 2011, 01:26 am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,050
Posted By chokosaki
Re: FILMS for elementary lessons suggestions pls??

Some easy movies to show would be some of the Pixar movies.

Pixar movies are very powerful and visually stunning. Take the movie Up for example. The beginning is very touching and you can...
Forum: Introductions Aug 18th, 2011, 01:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Hi Everyone

hey there and welcome to the forums :D
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 17th, 2011, 07:32 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,218
Posted By chokosaki
7 different review techniques for young esl students.

Hey there! Lately I have been training several new teachers here in China. So far they have really been improving quite a bit and they suggested I go online and share some of the techniques and...
Forum: General Chat Aug 17th, 2011, 07:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By chokosaki
Re: Degree Requirements

Yeah! The hunger is fierce. In my city I'm sort of like a celebrity and can practically choose the school I want to teach at.
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