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Forum: General Chat May 17th, 2013, 03:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,847
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: France- Angers

Hi Sabrina!

I only just saw your post and it was 10 days ago so I hope you see that someone answered you.

I live in France but I am not from England and only taught for a very short time in the UK...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Apr 22nd, 2013, 02:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 6,670
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: Adult Conversational Class Ideas

If you sit down and write up a list of grammatical points and language structures (a mini-curriculum) they need to revise and then another list that you should do with them for them to improve their...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 11th, 2013, 01:28 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,185
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: In a tough situation

My pleasure! Let us know how it went.
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 8th, 2013, 10:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,185
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: In a tough situation

An easier activity to organise and control might be a giant Bingo. But, you have stated that your task is to make the children talk. Games, as I posted above, are ideal for speaking whereas Bingo is...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 8th, 2013, 10:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,185
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: In a tough situation

Hi Mdan,

I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner!
You have quite a complex situation here. Do you have any ideas at all as to how you want to do this?

I think that the best scenario would be to...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Apr 2nd, 2013, 02:47 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 49,816
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: yes/no questions(verb to be)short answers

Hi Mdan!

Why don't you post this question as a new thread? I think it'd be easier for everyone to see it, meaning that you'd get more answers, and it wouldn't be lost in the middle of a different...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 17th, 2013, 03:04 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,563
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Teaching pronunciation and improving listening skills

Hello everyone,

I'm teaching an intermediate level student at the moment who is able to speak, read and write at an intermediate level but who has problems understanding spoken English. I know that...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 9th, 2012, 02:09 am
Replies: 9
Views: 75,922
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: Teaching English to 6-8 year olds

I found it...here it is: The hamburger stand (http://www.eslhq.com/forums/esl-forums/esl-games-activities/hamburger-stand-kids-41974/) by Arielhud
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 9th, 2012, 02:04 am
Replies: 9
Views: 75,922
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: Teaching English to 6-8 year olds

Glad I could help :) Let us know how it goes.
Once I'd posted yesterday I thought of something else that kiddies also like: role-playing. I can't remember on which board it is but somewhere here on...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 8th, 2012, 12:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 75,922
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: Teaching English to 6-8 year olds

Hi again SMS,

A lot of games that can be played with groups can be adapted to one to one teaching (and obviously a lot cannot). The key would be to make sure that the game you are playing is...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 31st, 2012, 02:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 75,922
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: Teaching English to 6-8 year olds

Hi,

To add to the above post, I also find that 6-8 year olds still love stories. Stories are a great way to contextualise language and make it meaningful. You can use flashcards to teach the...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 22nd, 2012, 09:13 am
Replies: 6
Views: 6,847
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: 3 year olds!

Duck, duck, goose is a good game that children love. They sit in a circle and one child walks around tapping each child on the head as he/she goes by. If you have been teaching them how to count they...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 22nd, 2012, 09:12 am
Replies: 11
Views: 9,261
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: Storybook Board Games

That's a lovely board game! Thank you for sharing :)
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 22nd, 2012, 09:06 am
Replies: 16
Views: 31,021
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: games for small rowdy kids?

So, yikes, 2 hours is way, way too long for this age group! I have to agree but seeing as you're stuck with it, the only way out is through :)
I understand that you have tried a variety of games and...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 19th, 2012, 03:36 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,071
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: One-on-one classes with a physically impaired student

Hi Morgan,

There are loads of listening and speaking activities you can do that don't require physical activity.
You might try playing her songs, as she likes music, and talking about the lyrics....
Forum: Teaching ESL May 18th, 2012, 09:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 4,336
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: How do you get the students THINKING in English?

I agree with all the above and also want to add that thinking in a language other than your own really only happens naturally...and after a lot of exposure to that language. It can't be forced but...
Forum: Advertise Your Services May 18th, 2012, 09:08 am
Replies: 0
Views: 877
Posted By LouannePiccolo
TEYL France Certificate Course - Teaching English to Young Learners

Hello everyone,

TEYL France has launched a 40 hour, five day course in the French Alps for those who would like to teach English to children from 3 to 12 years.
Teaching children English is...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 18th, 2012, 08:34 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,170
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: teaching teens

Hi there!

Teaching teens can be a toughie because of the developmental stages they are going through. They are insecure and often seem blasť but there are ways to get through to them. Teens don't...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 18th, 2012, 08:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,732
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: please help

Hi Mitsunori!

You can also play a version of "Duck, duck, goose" with it.

Have the children sit in a circle and choose one child who must walk around the circle touching the other children on the...
Forum: English Questions Nov 12th, 2010, 10:17 am
Replies: 3
Views: 15,795
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: polite forms in English language

In English, we don't use a different pronoun in order to be polite. For example, in French, you say "vous" instead of "tu" when you are speaking to someone you don't know or someone who is older,...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 12th, 2010, 10:10 am
Replies: 37
Views: 14,254
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: first time teaching almost 3 year olds

You're welcome. I hope it keeps going well and if you need more advice, you know where to ask!
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Nov 11th, 2010, 03:54 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 49,816
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: yes/no questions(verb to be)short answers

I wrote an article on teaching yes/no questions (http://www.suite101.com/content/teaching-yesno-questions-with-do-or-does-in-english-a304073) so have a look at this link. It'll be quicker than...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 11th, 2010, 03:46 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 4,657
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: Good TV series to show to Elementary class?

I haven't worked with it myself and it's not a TV series but the best I could come up with is Muzzy (http://www.early-advantage.com/howitworks_et.aspx), which is a BBC language course for children...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 11th, 2010, 03:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,267
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: teaching young kids using only English

Hi Liz,

I teach in France and I'd agree with Andrew and eaturcheese. I'd say go with English as much as you can but I know that it's not always possible.

I have some classes I only see once a week...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 11th, 2010, 03:24 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,041
Posted By LouannePiccolo
Re: Looking for penpals

ePals (http://www.epals.com/) is a great site where you can find other schools or classes who have the same needs as you. It's also free!
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