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Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 9th, 2010, 01:24 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,475
Posted By Whistleblower
Motivating Students to Complete Homework

I am working/researching on motivating ESL/EFL students to undertake homework when it is assigned. I have my own ideas and will be sharing this in the near future yet I would like to hear more about...
Forum: General Chat Jul 7th, 2010, 06:06 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 10,238
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: How to Better yourself as a teacher?

I recommend the following books:

"Learning Teaching" - Scrivener
"Grammar for English Teachers" - Swan
"Grammar in Use" - Murphy
"500 Activities for the Primary Classroom" - Read
"Discover English"...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 28th, 2010, 04:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,266
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Recording Lessons

How would one go about organising a video recording of a lesson? What would you say to the DoS? Does anyone have a template for a release form?
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 26th, 2010, 11:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Some Useful Websites (including my blog)

Thank you mesmark for the advice. I will continue to blog and keep my fingers crossed. Duly noted about material.
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 26th, 2010, 11:08 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Some Useful Websites (including my blog)

Just posted a new lesson plan in my blog with some complementary ideas. Hope this is useful. You can view it here (http://eltexperiences.blogspot.com/2010/04/perfect-day-lesson-plan.html).

I am...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 24th, 2010, 09:45 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,266
Posted By Whistleblower
Recording Lessons

Hello all. I am thinking about recording my lessons on a video recorder to post on my blog. What do you think are the implications of recording a lesson? Are there any legal ramifications (eg....
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 21st, 2010, 10:35 am
Replies: 10
Views: 4,050
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: My difficult class

Get them to create their own game and they write the rules. You could give them some equipment (dice, colour cards, etc) and then they think in a group to create the game but the focus is on English...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 21st, 2010, 10:08 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Some Useful Websites (including my blog)

I am still looking for people to subscribe to my blog as I would like to share some ideas and experiences amongst those that are interested and really get the blog quite active. I have had a little...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 18th, 2010, 05:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 30,335
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Effective ways of teaching phrases?

For language learners it can be a difficult process. I have had numerous students able to understand the grammar, say for example the difference between the past simple and past progressive...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 18th, 2010, 04:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Some Useful Websites (including my blog)

Thank you Beatrix. How is you teaching getting on? Since leaving Korea, I went for a period of transition where I had to settle and get used to a whole new classroom environment. An international...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Apr 18th, 2010, 10:18 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,044
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Post your Language Resource Websites

Well here is mine:

ELT Experiences (http://eltexperiences.blogspot.com/)
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 18th, 2010, 10:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Some Useful Websites (including my blog)

Just a quick note, I have posted a new article about music in the classroom. I hope it helps.
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 18th, 2010, 04:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By Whistleblower
Some Useful Websites (including my blog)

Hello all. I hope you are well. I have returned to the UK to teach EFL to young learners and the occassional adult class. I thought I would share the websites that I use in my classes:

1. Cartoon...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Aug 28th, 2009, 02:20 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 8,774
Posted By Whistleblower
Little Miss Sunshine - Creative Writing Worksheet

Thank you for the Little Miss and Mr Men books. I decided to scan the pictures from Little Miss Sunshine to introduce the descriptions of people and also get my teenagers writing creatively.

Please...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Aug 25th, 2009, 01:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,564
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Nice Little Website for Handouts

I created the following handout (please see the attachment) so that students could group words (Hardware or Software). I used this handout today and it was a good little filler for the first 15...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Aug 18th, 2009, 04:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,564
Posted By Whistleblower
Nice Little Website for Handouts

Found a nice little website for creating nice handouts for vocabulary. Seems refreshing:

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds (http://www.wordle.net)
Forum: Announcements Aug 9th, 2009, 04:49 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,590
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: eslHQ redesign

I like the new update Eric. I haven't been to this website for a while but I do like the updates.
Forum: English Questions Aug 9th, 2009, 04:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,376
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: First Grammar Question in Years

Thank you for the help kisito. How would you go about teaching this to a class of Intermediate students? The students were as puzzled as I was when we got down to the grammar. They knew the...
Forum: English Questions Aug 8th, 2009, 12:14 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,376
Posted By Whistleblower
First Grammar Question in Years

I was teaching a class and the students had a correction exercise to do. One question popped up about the following statement:

"I have breakfast before having a shower".

How would you teach the...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jul 28th, 2009, 02:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 15,591
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Sport Themed Lesson

Did you do this lesson? How did it go? Would you provide any advise? I would really appreciate some feedback as this is one of my first lessons I have created in a long time.
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jul 27th, 2009, 12:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 15,591
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Sport Themed Lesson

The second part of the lesson is a bit more focused on the creation of present simple/perfect forms of questions. You need to spend a little bit of time creating the material. The material you need...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jul 21st, 2009, 05:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 15,591
Posted By Whistleblower
Sport Themed Lesson

I have a lesson coming up tomorrow and I thought I would share this lesson that I have created over the evening. However, the following items are needed for the lesson;


Pictures from newspaper...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 1st, 2009, 02:29 am
Replies: 0
Views: 6,281
Posted By Whistleblower
Question IELTS Examiner Training/Interview

Hello all. It's been a while since I last posted on this website, but I am still around. I have returned back to the UK to continue EFL and Examining. For those that have known me since commencing...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 19th, 2008, 12:23 am
Replies: 14
Views: 11,613
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Current grammar point?

I am going to be teaching tonite: "used to" grammar point and include the more complicated "had been doing" as well.

I introduced the grammar point: "have been ..." and "have ..." for the student...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 5th, 2008, 12:55 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,455
Posted By Whistleblower
Re: Copy Right - Curriculum Development

Thank you Eric. I am trying to grant my school the permission to re-use my material (once I leave).

The current difficulties I am facing is this:

I created some preparation material for a BULATS...
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