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Forum: General Chat May 13th, 2010, 08:02 am
Replies: 23
Views: 10,479
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: How to Better yourself as a teacher?

I'd say some Celta-type formal training is invaluable.
From what I've seen, the teachers who teach from experience only frequently have problems in understanding exactly what they are doing, and most...
Forum: General Chat May 13th, 2010, 07:56 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,152
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Which learning game would you want to play based on the title only?

4 for me.
I'm 41.

5 for my daughter.
She's 4.
Forum: Teaching ESL May 13th, 2010, 07:54 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,316
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Recording Lessons

Be clear WHY you're doing it. Don't be seen to be making money out of it. Get release forms signed. Know the privacy laws of that country. Be ready to answer some quite direct and concerned questions...
Forum: English Questions May 13th, 2010, 07:44 am
Replies: 6
Views: 5,698
Posted By clivehawkins
Forum: General Chat Jun 27th, 2009, 02:49 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Awfully quiet....

If you are, then good on you!
I'm still stuck in the classroom, and will be until the end of July :(
Hopefully the sun will still be around in August :cool:

Wherever you are and whatever you're...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jun 12th, 2009, 03:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 5,283
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: New game?? tell me what you think.

That sounds like a nice game, and one that can be easily adapted to suit different levels and target language. I'll certainly give it a try with my kids class today. I'll let you know how it...
Forum: ESL Worksheets Jun 1st, 2009, 04:40 am
Replies: 30
Views: 91,613
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Family Tree

You're very welcome.
Forum: English Questions May 29th, 2009, 06:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,817
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: 'can' in the past tense - why not?

Thanks Mark - it seems like years. It's nice to be back. Heaven knows I'm in need of some fresh input !! All well in Japan with family and work?
Forum: Teaching ESL May 29th, 2009, 06:22 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,470
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: What Type of Teacher Are You?

Put me down as an Accidental Entertainer, I suppose.
Forum: Introductions May 28th, 2009, 11:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,401
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Ciao!

Oh, the recital. I know it well. To be honest, I stopped taking part in the preparation of the recitals because from the end of April onwards they did little else. Day after day of practice, getting...
Forum: Introductions May 28th, 2009, 06:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,401
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Ciao!

Ciao torta di mele,

Welcome. I'm in Italy too (Sardinia to be precise). Where are you, and are you having fun?

Clive
Forum: Introductions May 28th, 2009, 06:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,255
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Hello from Sofia

Welcome Dennis,

I too run a small school. How do you find it? It can be pretty stressful at times, no?

Clive
Forum: Introductions May 28th, 2009, 06:10 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Hello and Thanks!

Hi Melissa,
Welcome. I'm in Italy - Sardinia to be precise. Where were you, and did you enjoy it?
Clive
Forum: Teaching ESL May 28th, 2009, 05:43 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,272
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: The best feeling/s....

I always get a tremendous feeling of satisfaction when students pass the exams that we've prepared for. I get nervous beforehand and often worry more than they appear to. On the flip side, if, and...
Forum: English Questions May 28th, 2009, 05:36 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,817
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: 'can' in the past tense - why not?

Hi Mark;
Long time! Finally back after months of sleepless nights (and sadly i'm not exaggerating). In fact, let's use sleepless nights and newborn babies as an example :-)

When using the past of...
Forum: Europe Mar 20th, 2009, 07:19 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,549
Posted By clivehawkins
Teach English in Italy

Starting April 2009 until September. Teenager and adult group courses. Teachers not required to work in August but will be paid the same monthly salary nevertheless. 25 hours per week. Starting from...
Forum: Introductions Dec 7th, 2008, 01:34 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,954
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: hello from morocco

Hello there. Always great to 'see' new faces!
Forum: Introductions Dec 7th, 2008, 01:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,593
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Hello from Tunisia :D

Hello there. Welcome to a very useful site!
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 24th, 2008, 10:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 61,534
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Song(s) for Teaching Past & Past Continuous Tense (with lyrics)

Is there not past continuous in it?
'You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you'

perfect for showing how the two tenses are used together :-)
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 23rd, 2008, 08:44 am
Replies: 6
Views: 61,534
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Song(s) for Teaching Past & Past Continuous Tense (with lyrics)

'Don't you want me, baby?' by The Human League is good for that. You'll find the lyrics here:
Testo canzone Don'T You Want Me di Human League Lyrics...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 20th, 2008, 11:23 am
Replies: 31
Views: 11,236
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Mistakes that new teachers make

Interesting. I've rolled my 'r' since living in Italy.
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 19th, 2008, 02:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 10,487
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: celta interview

Well done. You'll look back on it as a wonderful experience.
Keep us informed!
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 16th, 2008, 03:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Please, don't ignore this!

I'd like that, thanks.
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 15th, 2008, 02:16 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Please, don't ignore this!

[QUOTE=fatma123;18649][COLOR="Purple"]..but don't you think it's difficult for beginners of English to role play these roles without having an idea about the three forms?? QUOTE]

Hi again,
Yes, I do...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 14th, 2008, 10:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By clivehawkins
Re: Please, don't ignore this!

Sorry if I misunderstood. Could you give an example of what you mean by 'real life' situation in which to present the three forms?

Could you do an mock TV interview with the past and present Prime...
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