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Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 30th, 2010, 11:36 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,118
Posted By HUE
Re: Students show up to class later and later...

Yes, I agree that this is a common problem among many students. I take a different course than Bread Baker, though. I run my classes with a slightly longer Warm Up, about fifteen minutes. Following...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 17th, 2010, 01:29 am
Replies: 2
Views: 4,360
Posted By HUE
Re: Demo

Excellency,

As someone who interviews and hires teachers, I personally don't like the demo very much. It's soon obvious how much a teacher knows as the interview progresses, assuming that the person...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 9th, 2010, 11:46 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,725
Posted By HUE
Re: Help teaching multi-level adult class

That is a pretty impossible situation, one in which is frustrating and ultimately unsatisfying for you and the class.

I would recommend splitting the class, as others have. You may be able to help...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 25th, 2010, 01:27 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,640
Posted By HUE
Re: topics

I fully agree with Susan, so will simply add a few ideas.

1: Limit the number of questions. Rather than have a list of ten questions or more for students to answer, keep the list short. Allot...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 4th, 2010, 09:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,024
Posted By HUE
Re: Is it me or them?

Hi Leena,

I find it really hard whenever a student of mine fails to succeed. I too wonder if it's me or them. Where does the problem lie.

In some cases, it is me. Put simply, I'm just not the right...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 30th, 2009, 03:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,159
Posted By HUE
Re: Converstaion class with sts who need English to present PhD

Hi Prese,

To start, whatever materials you do use, I would also incorporate presentation and fluency skills. If the students must present their PhDs at some point in the future, the ability to speak...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 17th, 2009, 03:30 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,581
Posted By HUE
Re: Frustrated Adult Learner

Toby,

Here are a few ideas which have helped me in the past. I don't know how appropriate/applicable they may be to your situation, but you can pick and choose:

1: Set Goals: What does he want to...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,802
Posted By HUE
Re: Private ESL lesson with an adult

If he's of an advanced level and focusing on business English, I can understand the lack of interest in charades. Role plays and dialogues, assuming they focus on immediately real and relevant...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 16th, 2009, 08:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,304
Posted By HUE
Re: Going Independent. . . Or not?

Toby,

Mark is an expert here. I would listen to everything he has to say, as he's living a very comfortable life, doing exactly what he wants to do, and not being exploited by language companies who...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 7th, 2009, 07:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,076
Posted By HUE
Re: Testing communicative ability

Glad to be of help. Let us all know how it goes.
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 25th, 2009, 04:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,076
Posted By HUE
Re: Testing communicative ability

I agree with Lynxy2. These are all good ideas for a first lesson. Remember: The student will be getting comfortable with English and you as a teacher, so you want to foster a positive, supportive,...
Forum: Introductions Sep 16th, 2009, 12:40 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,415
Posted By HUE
Re: New to Board & Teaching ESL

Hi Jay,

This is a great place to get help... a lot of help.

I would also recommend you build your personal learning network (PLN). ESLHQ is a great place to start. I would also join Twitter as the...
Forum: Introductions Sep 16th, 2009, 12:36 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,070
Posted By HUE
Re: Hello to eslHQ and all of you

Welcome to ESLHQ. Lots of unofficial ambassadors here... really is a great place to share ideas!
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 6th, 2009, 11:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 37,494
Posted By HUE
Re: simple past versus present perfect

Here are two links from my site. One explains the present perfect used with the past tense.

Present Perfect Tense (Experiences) | Heads Up English | ESL Lessons...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 6th, 2009, 11:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,337
Posted By HUE
Re: Good books for teaching EFL theory

H. Douglas Brown is excellent. This is a must read.

I would also highly recommend Harmer and Nunan, as well as Scrivener for new teachers. Paul Nation is great for vocabulary. Thornbury has a...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Sep 6th, 2009, 11:15 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 2,900
Posted By HUE
Better Language Teaching

http://www.headsupenglish.com/images/stories/betterlanguageteachingsmall.jpg
Activities:


Do you struggle to come up with original, interesting, and challenging ideas?
Do you find yourself...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Aug 27th, 2009, 09:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,851
Posted By HUE
Re: Your chance to help!

Thanks Mark.

I'm trying desperately to get it out on August 31st. Lots of last minute issues are slowing things up, but I should be able to do it. I've put in about 20+ hours per week since May,...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Aug 19th, 2009, 08:06 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,851
Posted By HUE
Your chance to help!

To All,

Please take minute and vote on the best book cover for Better Language Teaching. You have the chance to help with this important aspect - after all, people to some extent make initial...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 13th, 2009, 11:41 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,825
Posted By HUE
Re: Motivating students without tangible incentives

Trust is vitally important too. The teacher needs precedence with the following:

1: Creating a positive learning environment,
2: Working patiently with the class,
3: Taking extra steps to help...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 10th, 2009, 07:44 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,312
Posted By HUE
Re: Ideas for Book Content, please.

Thank you Toby and Andrew.

It's always get added input in a project. I hadn't thought about learning styles/strategies, nor mixed classes.

Thank you again.
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 5th, 2009, 07:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,312
Posted By HUE
Ideas for Book Content, please.

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for ideas!!

I'm writing a book for teachers at the moment. There are about 100 pages of methodology, focusing on:

1: Lesson Structure
2: Time management in the lesson.
3:...
Forum: Introductions Aug 3rd, 2009, 04:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,328
Posted By HUE
Re: I am an English Language teacher

Welcome Musheer!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the forum at ESLHQ is a fantastic resource. A lot of people, a lot of expertise, and a lot of answers whenever you need help.
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 3rd, 2009, 04:45 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3,592
Posted By HUE
Re: Tutoring English for Adult Students

All good comments here. I think the key is focusing the lesson, which is applicable to any level of student. The teacher must determine a final, specific objective for the class session.

Let's look...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 12th, 2009, 09:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,203
Posted By HUE
Re: Formal Training?

Yes, unfortunately that's true. It's important to look at training as a chance to confer with more experienced colleagues. However, the trainee also needs to use critical thinking and assess what...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 9th, 2009, 01:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,203
Posted By HUE
Re: Formal Training?

Yes, you need training to be a good or great teacher, I think. But it doesn't have to be formal, and can simply be self-study, assessment, and a desire to learn from successes/mistakes.

By formal...
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