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Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 4th, 2014, 06:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,461
Posted By kisito
Re: need some help, Kindergarten

I suggest you take a look at this ESL site for kindergarten and 1st graders (http://www.freddiesville.com/lesson-ville/). Freddie's Ville (http://www.freddiesville.com/lesson-ville/) (English...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 4th, 2014, 06:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 4,866
Posted By kisito
Re: TEFL to a 4 year old

This site for ESL Kids can help (http://www.freddiesville.com/lesson-ville/). Tons of free animated videos, games and more. I put up this site for this type of thing but you may need to determine the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 16th, 2012, 05:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 23,820
Posted By kisito
Re: resources for interactive whiteboard

Hi djkirstyjay
Good to know these games are fine on Chrome. It would seem chrome solves a lot of problems. I must say that I did not find problems with other browsers on my computer,...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 28th, 2012, 12:33 am
Replies: 14
Views: 23,820
Posted By kisito
Re: resources for interactive whiteboard

Hi djkirstyjay, Here is a follow-up on the last conversation we had on the games. We set up a new games site for ESL which has solved one problem, which is that of images not loading in the classroom...
Forum: General Chat Aug 28th, 2012, 12:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,569
Posted By kisito
Re: Discriminatory ESL Job Ads

Very common in China, it has become normal. The height of this was in 2008 when a middle school headmaster asked me to put up a job ad for his school for a foreign English teacher. This is what he...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 23rd, 2012, 09:29 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 23,820
Posted By kisito
Re: resources for interactive whiteboard

Thank God you are not one of those using IE. Now we know the problem is clearly an issue of low bandwidth. Didn't realize I was talking to a fellow webmaster. 1Mb can be slow especially as one game...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 23rd, 2012, 09:23 am
Replies: 14
Views: 23,820
Posted By kisito
Re: resources for interactive whiteboard

Hello djkirstyjay,
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on the games.
1- We are sorry that the inability to customize the especially popular classroom games...
Forum: General Chat Mar 12th, 2011, 02:04 am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,116
Posted By kisito
Re: Earthquake in Japan - I hope everyone is OK

I really hope you guys are Ok. Strongest earthquake to hit Japan in 50 years!!! That must have left a lot of destruction behind. I will be with you guys in prayer. Japanese people are among the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 25th, 2010, 11:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 5,076
Posted By kisito
Re: Students show up to class later and later...

Really nothing you can do. The test is on your patience. You need to keep calm and be flexible with your lesson plans. I had a class of students like that. Their company paid for English lessons...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 29th, 2010, 09:04 am
Replies: 37
Views: 21,412
Posted By kisito
Re: first time teaching almost 3 year olds

Normally kids cannot concentrate for too long so the best thing is vary your activities and above all make them fun. Using music which involves some body movements will help. A simple example is "If...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 29th, 2010, 08:50 am
Replies: 16
Views: 21,211
Posted By kisito
Re: Kindergarten Classroom Language

Hello Amy.
Sounds like my first teaching experience with kids in China. Yes, quite scary. Ever since then I decided to make sure things like these don't happen to other teachers.
When you did the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 3rd, 2010, 09:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,957
Posted By kisito
Re: Articles- "the" & "a"

Practice, practice and practice till you die. That's how to get a mastery of definite and indefinite articles. Dave's right. Here are some games I created which you can use. ESL Articles Snakes...
Forum: General Chat May 18th, 2010, 07:09 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 11,010
Posted By kisito
Re: How to Better yourself as a teacher?

Do you have a list of recommended books for teaching you would like to share?
I'm off to Hong Kong one of these days and a reading list would be great.I'll definitely check out Scott...
Forum: English Questions May 16th, 2010, 07:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 11,659
Posted By kisito
Re: "How would you feel if..." what tense/what do you call this type of question?

Excellent surgical response from Susan.
I'd like to study a DELTA with her.
Forum: English Questions May 7th, 2010, 07:49 am
Replies: 4
Views: 6,209
Posted By kisito
Re: What is "You know" in many sentence?

Words like "you know" , "Um' "Uh" are often used as conversation fillers. A filler is usually a word or two that is meant to give the speaker time to assemble his or her thoughts before speaking....
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 27th, 2010, 07:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,204
Posted By kisito
Re: My difficult class

I used to teach a bunch of really spoiled rich kids in Shenzhen China and struggled with the same question. Use these TV style interactive classroom games...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Apr 27th, 2010, 07:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 19,286
Posted By kisito
Re: Good 'Days of the week' game (low level Korean 5th Grade)

Talking about games, I am excited to share these new sets of interactive classroom games with ESL / EFL teachers (http://eslgamesworld.com/members/games/ClassroomGames/). Simply put the results have...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 21st, 2010, 01:43 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,054
Posted By kisito
Re: Some Useful Websites (including my blog)

Managed to by-pass the firewall. Can now see all the sites. Thank God for VPNs.
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 21st, 2010, 01:39 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,054
Posted By kisito
Re: Some Useful Websites (including my blog)

The ones I could open were good sites. Of course I am in China and blocking websites is just a gov't hobby. The gov't is a like a trigger happy kid shooting down any website or bunch of sites and ips...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Mar 15th, 2010, 02:07 am
Replies: 12
Views: 82,489
Posted By kisito
Re: games for one-to-one student

Board games work well for one-to-one. Funny because I am working hard on more board games right now.I have provided free templates you can use to create your own games....
Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 28th, 2010, 05:05 am
Replies: 8
Views: 9,094
Posted By kisito
Re: How to Teach a Quiet Class and Make the Lessons Interesting?

Do you use warmers? What kind of warmers do you use? How do you start your lessons? What was the first day of class like? Do they want to learn English or is someone asking them to?
I usually start...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 21st, 2009, 09:18 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,505
Posted By kisito
Re: "Why is Jesus an ESL Taboo?"

I see your point Mark and it makes perfect sense, but it is kind of hard for those of us who were brought up in a deep Catholic faith to see that all the Christian aspect is lost. I would never...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 20th, 2009, 10:20 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,505
Posted By kisito
"Why is Jesus an ESL Taboo?"

When I asked a bunch of kids in a school in China why westerners celebrate Christmas one student confidently said it was the celebration of Santa Claus' Birthday. When I asked other teachers they...
Forum: General Chat Nov 16th, 2009, 07:33 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 11,010
Posted By kisito
Re: How to Better yourself as a teacher?

Getting fresh ideas is always very good. Thanks to the internet there is a lot of stuff out there. I simply think of something and google for it or visit a great forum like this to hear what others...
Forum: English Questions Nov 16th, 2009, 07:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 4,158
Posted By kisito
Re: Present perfect

This question recurs everywhere. The perfect tenses (present perfect, past perfect, present perfect progressive, future perfect) are more recurrent in British English. It is not the easiest thing to...
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