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Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 18th, 2016, 07:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 19,054
Posted By Pix
Re: Teaching Kindergarten ages 3-5

Dear Katherine,

Hello there. I can definitely help you.

MANAGING THE KIDS

Firstly check out these two blog posts that I did on managing preschoolers and also grabbing their attention. Just...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 9th, 2015, 10:15 am
Replies: 1
Views: 3,976
Posted By Pix
Re: need a lesson plan on constrast present simple and present continuous

First explain that the present continuous is something which is happening NOW – it's real time only. There is also the future use of the present continuous “What are you doing on Monday?” but...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 9th, 2015, 10:02 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,523
Posted By Pix
Re: Help with students 6-9 years old

Hello there,

Teach this tense with vocabulary the children already know so that not all elements in the lesson are new. That way kids can focus fully on the new verb tense rather than new...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Mar 3rd, 2015, 06:01 am
Replies: 6
Views: 8,742
Posted By Pix
Re: Games for beginners?

Dear Milly,

Hi there, Heike, who is a great teacher who is a major fan of my resources (she bought every single one of them!) told me she had posted a reply to you and I wanted you to know that you...
Forum: English Questions Sep 22nd, 2014, 02:27 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,233
Posted By Pix
Re: Dogs hate cats. Why no S on the verb?

Hi there,

"Dogs hate cats" is a variant of "They hate cats" therefore it is just a regular verb doing the normal thing! He hates, they hate...

All the best
Shelley Ann Vernon
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 20th, 2014, 09:47 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,274
Posted By Pix
Re: Too much vocab - too little time

Hello there,

I like using mime to learn vocabulary since it is very effective as far as remembering the words in the long term.

Take six new words and with the class make up a simple gesture that...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 6th, 2014, 12:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,586
Posted By Pix
Re: need some help, Kindergarten

Hello there,

You have to engage them with interesting games that they can all play together because if you do not have their respect unfortunately they will never behave nicely and wait their turn...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 6th, 2014, 12:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,064
Posted By Pix
Re: Students bored with classes

Good point about computers becoming jurassic park.

An excellent way to find out what students are interested in is to have them list their top three topics of what they like on pieces of paper and...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 11th, 2013, 08:37 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,260
Posted By Pix
Re: New Teacher here; classroom management help please!

This article on classroom management contains a useful key for troubled students, be their mentor, not their friend and take a genuine interest in them outside of class time. This can build respect...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 11th, 2013, 08:31 am
Replies: 3
Views: 15,312
Posted By Pix
Re: Bullseye! Simple no prep game for Beginners through to Young Adults

I use that game and I like the way the whole team is involved with the forfeits. It's essential with games where kids take a turn to minimise hanging around in between turns, after all one go every...
Forum: Advertise Your Services May 8th, 2013, 10:26 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,385
Posted By Pix
Re: TEFL Resource Library

You'll find some good articles here on teaching ESL too, including using songs, how to teach with stories, using plays and skits, how to teach grammar with games...and...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 8th, 2013, 10:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 22,280
Posted By Pix
Re: "Teaching" 5-6 year olds

Hi there

Yes one can do a lot more than just crafts and generally speaking English.

Here is a story with lesson plan. This is just right for ages 4,5 and 6.

Stories for preschool ELL children...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 8th, 2013, 10:19 am
Replies: 5
Views: 41,533
Posted By Pix
Re: 1 on 1 classroom games or activities

Hello there,

Here is a great resource for one to one games, with video demonstration:

Home English Teacher (http://www.homeenglishteacher.com)

All the best
Shelley
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 7th, 2011, 06:02 am
Replies: 4
Views: 5,501
Posted By Pix
Re: Teaching Advanced Students

Hello there,

My games book for teens and adults has many advanced activities, for example this is one of them:

Persuasion (http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/adults/persuasion.htm)

There are more...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 7th, 2011, 05:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 6,320
Posted By Pix
Re: HELP! English Lessons for Adults

Hi there,

Quite early on I would do hair cutting terms so that this lady can communicate with English speaking customers about how they want their hair done - long, short, layered, permed, dyed, and...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 4th, 2010, 03:11 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 47,673
Posted By Pix
Re: ESL songs for kids

Hi there,

Yes it had some useful lesson plans for songs but it disappeared at least six months ago, if not more because I too was looking for it - Pam must have given up with it because it can be...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 29th, 2010, 11:57 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,169
Posted By Pix
Re: Class ideas

Hi there,

Here are a couple of simple games to practise key nouns from a construction site:

Students each draw a pic of an item they want to learn the name of in English. Stick them up on the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 29th, 2010, 11:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 21,667
Posted By Pix
Re: Kindergarten Classroom Language

Hi there,

In some ways it's an advantage not being able to speak Turkish as you will be forced to use simple English and demonstrate things, but there's not much point chatting away to them as they...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 28th, 2010, 04:56 am
Replies: 3
Views: 12,137
Posted By Pix
Re: ESL conversation upper intermediate-lower advanced conversation course

Hi Chokosaki

One of the points I make in my activities book for teens and adult learners is to put the onus on them some of the time. For example I use several activities in class that the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 23rd, 2010, 09:46 am
Replies: 10
Views: 19,773
Posted By Pix
Re: Can I make enough money to support a family as an ESL Teacher?

Hi there,

The other thing that I don't thing has been mentioned on this post yet is that there is good money to be had in the business English sector, and also private tuition.

In England I found...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Aug 21st, 2010, 02:25 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 15,534
Posted By Pix
Re: HELP... Kindergarten games

Hi there,

Have you tried stories - kindergarden kids are mysteriously spell-bound by them.

First though you have to quiet them down and that can be done through a game like the "Magic Five":

This...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 1st, 2009, 08:17 am
Replies: 1
Views: 4,885
Posted By Pix
Re: Share some music games :D

I checked out your link but I could not see how to test the game.

For teachers reading this post because they were looking for games to use in class using music, rather than computer games, here is...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 1st, 2009, 08:09 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,702
Posted By Pix
Smile Re: Problem with reading and class management

Hi there,

Yes, give the students a better reason to read the passage. For example give them a time limit to find four words that start with the letter F, to find three irregular verbs and an adverb...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 1st, 2009, 08:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 8,058
Posted By Pix
Re: teaching 2, 5 year old boys

Hello there,

I can suggest that you take a look at my plays and skits page. You'll see young kids in action in the photos there and you can tell how much they are loving it. There is a group of...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 1st, 2009, 07:51 am
Replies: 3
Views: 15,051
Posted By Pix
Re: Teaching children aged 4-6

Hello Aelfred

For 4 to 6 year olds stories, make-believe and songs are the way to go.

I have a complete curriculum for that age group with games to teach the language, stories, songs to go with the...
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