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Forum: General Chat Sep 15th, 2009, 02:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,096
Posted By English-coach
Re: My book has been reviewed!!!

That is great! I love it when people contact me to ask me questions or reivew my materials. It is a great boost!
Forum: Introductions Sep 15th, 2009, 02:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,982
Posted By English-coach
Re: Hello to eslHQ and all of you

This place is great. I am sure that you will find many great ideas!
Forum: General Chat Sep 1st, 2009, 10:04 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,008
Posted By English-coach
Re: Have you ever gotten "the bump"

It is easy. When you check in...just ask if it would be possible to get an upgrade. If you are well dressed and if you check in easy...you might be able to get the upgrade. Be careful though cause...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Aug 28th, 2009, 04:59 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 8,820
Posted By English-coach
Re: Little Miss Sunshine - Creative Writing Worksheet

I used to love those books when I was a kid. So cute and colorful. Great idea...using them for teaching!
Forum: General Chat Aug 28th, 2009, 04:58 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,008
Posted By English-coach
Re: Have you ever gotten "the bump"

If you ask sometimes they do it for free...I have never been bumped to buisness or first class without asking though. Thats great though...I love buisness class...so roomy and comfortable.
Forum: Introductions Aug 28th, 2009, 04:57 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,314
Posted By English-coach
Re: New to Board & Teaching ESL

Hey Jay,

Welcome aboard...the board...haha..ok it sounded funnier in my head.

Hope you find what you are looking for here. There are lots of great people here willing to help you and everyone...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 28th, 2009, 04:53 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,540
Posted By English-coach
Re: Boy Do I Need Help!!

Hi Jay Edie,

If you don't have a course book provided for you, my advice would be to choose one that you like and work from it. It will make your classes easier to prepare and it will take some...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 26th, 2009, 08:13 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,342
Posted By English-coach
Post Preparing students for Presentations

I have a couple students/friends who are applying to be English Teachers for the Spanish government...ie Civil servants. The exams are really tough and they have worked hard all year studying...
Forum: General Chat Jun 26th, 2009, 08:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,331
Posted By English-coach
Re: Awfully quiet....

People are outside in the sun. :)
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 26th, 2009, 08:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,177
Posted By English-coach
Re: Things that bother you about work...

In Spain everything seems to be a process...getting paperworks filled out, stamped, signed and all organized...by three different people and different offices. It is crasy. Everything is a process...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Jun 20th, 2009, 06:26 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,599
Posted By English-coach
Exclamation New Free ESL Cafe!

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that I have created a new social area or ESL cafe for my students and visitors.

There you get free access to your own blog and the ability to comment...
Forum: General Chat Jun 19th, 2009, 12:08 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 6,323
Posted By English-coach
Re: Teaching online

I'm continuing with online classes and I have to say that they are really fun to do and for me it is great. I can do a couple hours a day in the morning...in my home office and then forget about it....
Forum: General Chat Jun 19th, 2009, 11:48 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By English-coach
Re: Going out with your students

I have gone out with students before. In my last company I worked with the same students for 2 years and I knew them all very well. We would go for lunch together (extra practice for them or...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 17th, 2009, 06:14 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,954
Posted By English-coach
Re: Do you give rewards in class?

I think you can make it so it is not a physical reward. I make a points system and divide the class into groups. So if you do your homework you get points for your team. The kids seem to love it...
Forum: General Chat Jun 15th, 2009, 06:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By English-coach
Re: Vacation Time! Woah! What are YOU doing?

I'm going home to Canada for two months and on Aug 15th...two months from today...I will be getting married! YAY! I'm very excited!
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 15th, 2009, 06:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 68,555
Posted By English-coach
Re: Thank you.... You're welcome???

I think that all the answers suggested here work fine. It just depends on what you personally like and use more. I say almost all of the options suggested here. I also say you're welcome...but...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 15th, 2009, 06:33 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By English-coach
Re: Summer Camps - Do you teach them?

I could do summer camps if I wanted to but I like to take the summer off and go back to Canada. :)
Forum: General Chat Jun 4th, 2009, 05:44 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,323
Posted By English-coach
Re: Teaching online

OH...I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for adding your comments and experiences on this thread as well. It was great to see what other people thought about them. It is true. Teaching...
Forum: General Chat Jun 4th, 2009, 05:43 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,323
Posted By English-coach
Re: Teaching online

Well I have been doing webcam classes for three weeks now and I have to say that I really enjoy it! It is really fun, the class content is all pre-made as the company created the powerpoint...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jun 2nd, 2009, 01:12 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 20,324
Posted By English-coach
Re: Fun Adult Games!

There is also a great book full of games for adults and it is broken into grammar points.

"Intermediate Grammar Games" Pearson Education Limited

Hope that helps.
Forum: General Chat Jun 2nd, 2009, 01:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,150
Posted By English-coach
Re: H1N1 influenza

That is a bit scary...the idea of being in a plane with recycled air for so long. I have to fly to Canada in July...and that is about 12 hours in a plane. hmmm...that should be interesting. ...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 2nd, 2009, 01:00 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 9,573
Posted By English-coach
Re: Your strategies for large classes

Someone asked me the same question on my website...but they have 40 people in their class. I can't imagine teaching that many students at the same time. The max I have ever done is 13. (...and I...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By English-coach
Re: What is your specialty?

My specialty is...ok wait...I have a couple:

Telephone classes
Role plays
and phrasal verbs.

Those are the topics and types of classes that I like the most. I prefer to work one on one with a...
Forum: English Questions May 15th, 2009, 11:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 5,179
Posted By English-coach
Re: Students: What is your biggest English frustration?

Exactly...I mean, who says that native speakers are perfect. Not me!
Forum: Teaching ESL May 15th, 2009, 11:49 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,297
Posted By English-coach
Re: Your very first class...

In the moment it was pretty scary, teaching my first class, but now that I back it wasn't so bad. :)
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