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Forum: General Chat Oct 27th, 2008, 10:24 am
Replies: 22
Views: 33,589
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Does anyone have experience starting language school?

The irony of all this is I am now headed to Northern Thailand in May so all my research into starting something is for naught. I'll have to put the idea on hold. :eek:

But... I wouldn't trade this...
Forum: General Chat Oct 10th, 2008, 11:39 am
Replies: 22
Views: 33,589
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Does anyone have experience starting language school?

Thanks Rabble. Good luck with that! I wish I could do something like that but right now it's not feasible to have students to my home.

This week I've been looking into subletting office space...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 7th, 2008, 08:28 am
Replies: 4
Views: 10,087
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Informal conversation

"most of the business agreements are made while having an informal talk" Very true!

I've used the Compelling Conversations book quite regularly with one of my students. Home...
Forum: General Chat Oct 3rd, 2008, 06:13 am
Replies: 22
Views: 33,589
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Does anyone have experience starting language school?

Thanks Denis. For me personally, I prefer tutoring face to face. I do offer online tutoring but have only really used it with students I have already worked with. I will also utilize it when I am in...
Forum: General Chat Oct 2nd, 2008, 10:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 33,589
Posted By puu_sawn
Question Does anyone have experience starting language school?

I wasn't to sure where to put this thread. :p

I've been toying with the idea for some time of starting a small language school here in the USA. I tutor English and also teach some very basic Lao...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 2nd, 2008, 10:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 6,682
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Teaching Burmese students???

Hi Erika!
I help tutor many SEAsians here in the USA. Of course, many of the methods are the same that you would use for Spanish. But getting them comfortable enough to open up and try to learn...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 18th, 2008, 10:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 10,260
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Teaching Online / Phone

Another place to post your online services free is SpokenSkills.com

I like that they let you add a voice clip and create a tutoring info page.

Also, I can't say enough good things about the free...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 18th, 2008, 10:14 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,054
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Olympic Games

Thanks for the poll. Personally, I took most of the summer off from tutoring. All of the international students around here go back to their homes for the summer.. so, I'm one of those "getting back...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 18th, 2008, 10:11 am
Replies: 18
Views: 10,002
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Difference between Conversational Classes and General English Classes

Just a quick note with my two cents..

I love the CC book, I purchased it and started using it with my students last spring. The "Your Life" and "Civic Life" are generally the sections students...
Forum: General Chat Jun 5th, 2008, 07:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,442
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: What's your gas price?

Rhode Island 4.09 USD per gallon.
Forum: General Chat Jun 2nd, 2008, 09:38 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,780
Posted By puu_sawn
Is the price of Gas affecting your tutoring service?

Just wondering about this subject with those of us who travel by car to teach. :whistle:

Most of my students are 20 -25 miles from where I actually live so I've made a point of organizing my classes...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 23rd, 2008, 08:30 am
Replies: 17
Views: 12,999
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: The books every TESOL teacher should have?

Even though they are not books, I've added 2 of TE Breitenbach's Proverbidioms posters to my library.
Proverbidioms & T. E. Breitenbach (http://www.tebreitenbach.com/) Fun to set a time limit and see...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 23rd, 2008, 08:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,102
Posted By puu_sawn
Forum: Teaching ESL May 9th, 2008, 08:34 am
Replies: 26
Views: 6,696
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: How long do you expect to stay in TESL?

I know this is an ancient post (2006) but..

I answered the poll with a "for always". Honestly, it's our second job but someday we see ourselves doing more with it. Hopefully it be the only job. I'd...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 9th, 2008, 08:14 am
Replies: 17
Views: 12,999
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: The books every TESOL teacher should have?

Too add to my growing list, this week I bought Eric's "Compelling Conversations" book. Some may remember, I had posted a few weeks ago that I had an advanced student that I felt like I was running in...
Forum: English Questions May 9th, 2008, 07:57 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,202
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Soil vs earth

My 2 cents:

I think here they are using "earth" in the whole sense. The whole earth is not eroding. Generally when one using earth and erosion together, you would say something like"erosion of...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 6th, 2008, 11:00 am
Replies: 17
Views: 12,999
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: The books every TESOL teacher should have?

My friend and I were just discussing using Dr. Seuss the other day. That and Mr. Bean videos to teach verbs... :rolleyes:
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 24th, 2008, 03:16 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3,102
Posted By puu_sawn
Teaching conversation skills

I have one new student that wants me to work with him on conversation. However, to be quite honest, I don't really feel like he needs my help. He speaks very well and really only needs to work on...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 24th, 2008, 03:14 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 4,776
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Book-Knowledge vs. Experience

I like this question.. it's ironic, because as a now "official" (tongue-in-cheek) ESL teacher I have begun to recently ask my students what they think makes a good teacher. The most common answer so...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 9th, 2008, 07:43 am
Replies: 17
Views: 12,999
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: The books every TESOL teacher should have?

Bagga-
Thank you! From the little I have read so far, I am interested to look further at the English File books. I printed out some of their online .pdf files to try with two of my one-on-one...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 1st, 2008, 09:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 12,999
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: The books every TESOL teacher should have?

Thanks for all your advice! I'll be checking them out later today. :D
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 1st, 2008, 08:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,710
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Is non-biased ESL possible?

Reminds me of a quote by a Romanian/French author I like, Emil M. Cioran. (A bit of a pessimistic read, don't judge me LOL) Anyway, it says " One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language"...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 1st, 2008, 08:03 am
Replies: 17
Views: 12,999
Posted By puu_sawn
The books every TESOL teacher should have?

Up until this point I have been making my own materials to use with students. Since, I've only been doing one-on-one tutoring this has been easy enough. However, I am now going to start teaching...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 5th, 2008, 07:58 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,956
Posted By puu_sawn
Re: Do you videotape your students? When? Where?

I have personally never video taped a student. Yet, last week when I was at a student's home, she expressed to me that other teachers back in Korea had used it and how "scared" it made her. Digging...
Forum: General Chat Feb 29th, 2008, 01:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,642
Posted By puu_sawn
Lightbulb Re: Entering the USA

I don't know if this person is a member here but there is a lesson on that here:
Airport English: Getting Through Customs (http://bogglesworldesl.com/survival_travel_english/airport_english.htm) The...
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