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Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 9th, 2008, 10:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 21,047
Posted By cabst90
Re: Ideas for conversation classes

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Write questions on slips of paper and hand them out at the beginning. Have each student discuss their question with other students.

I used this with classes of adults from...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 9th, 2008, 10:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 5,293
Posted By cabst90
Re: How to teach without wild games or activites?

I use a lot of picture worksheets and have the young students right smiley faces (the partner likes it) or frowning faces (the partner doesn't like it), write names of partners who like/have the...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Nov 16th, 2007, 10:09 am
Replies: 3
Views: 36,954
Posted By cabst90
Re: Reported Speech Activity

I taught this in small groups of adults, however I think it could work with JHS as well. I would have one student tell another to do something. For example, "open the door." A third student must...
Forum: Introductions Oct 3rd, 2007, 01:58 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,093
Posted By cabst90
Re: Hello from Mexico!

Welcome,

I live in DF and have for a year and a half. If I can help with any Mexico related stuff, let me know.

Christina
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Oct 3rd, 2007, 01:51 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 217,475
Posted By cabst90
Re: Games to teach the difference between past simple and present perfect tense?

With a private student, I have verb cards and time cards. The time cards are cards like: yesterday, last week, two days ago, today, this week, this month, etc. I play some kind of game where the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 5th, 2007, 08:49 am
Replies: 18
Views: 11,519
Posted By cabst90
Re: What games are suitable for adults?

I have used most of the games that I play with children with adults. It depends very much on the group of adults.
1. I have played run to the board to choose one of two word games.

2. I have...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jul 13th, 2007, 08:49 am
Replies: 3
Views: 41,256
Posted By cabst90
Re: Need Help!! Phrasal Verb Games!!

This game practices which preposition goes with which verb. Split the class into two teams. Write a list of verbs (without the prepositions) on the board, two times in two different orders. Each...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jul 5th, 2007, 09:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 182,141
Posted By cabst90
Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

This is more of a project, but is interesting. I use it with junior high schoolers, but could probably be used with younger students.

I have them deconstruct magazine advertisements. What are...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jul 5th, 2007, 09:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 182,141
Posted By cabst90
Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

I use this as an introduction or conclusion to teaching comparatives with kids about the same age.

I teach them personality and appearance adjectives first, smart, funny, tall, short, etc. I...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 2nd, 2007, 09:32 am
Replies: 26
Views: 9,048
Posted By cabst90
Re: How long do you expect to stay in TESL?

I am also currently planning my escape.

I've been in ESL for 5 years. I absolutely loved teaching English to adult immigrants in the U.S. However (at least in the D.C. area) it doesn't pay well...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 2nd, 2007, 09:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 24,197
Posted By cabst90
Re: competitive games for 2 or 3 people

Thanks for the ideas. I use more activities where the students are working together rather than competing. I don't particularly like too much competition. However, there is a very strong heirarchy...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 29th, 2007, 08:47 am
Replies: 3
Views: 24,197
Posted By cabst90
competitive games for 2 or 3 people

I have an elective class of 3rd year junior high students (14 years old). There are 5 boys and 2 girls. The boys are very competitive, talkative (in Japanese) and try to take shortcuts on every...
Forum: General Chat May 11th, 2007, 02:01 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,661
Posted By cabst90
Re: Where is the best country your have taught?

I almost forgot that I have volunteered in India and Nepal as well. I love both places, but still enjoyed teaching multicultural adult classes the most.
Forum: General Chat May 11th, 2007, 01:59 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,661
Posted By cabst90
Re: Where is the best country your have taught?

I have taught in Japan, in Washington D.C. to immigrants at a private English school and am now teaching Japanese and Mexican students in Mexico.

My favorite has been teaching in DC, mostly adults...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 11th, 2007, 10:19 am
Replies: 5
Views: 46,791
Posted By cabst90
Re: relative clauses

I have done with with small groups of adults to introduce and practice relative clauses. Hand something (anything) to one student and say something like, "please give this to the woman (man, girl,...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 11th, 2007, 09:58 am
Replies: 19
Views: 68,235
Posted By cabst90
Re: Kings A grammar game!

Because I don't know where else to put this suggestion...
"Never have I ever" can be adapted to practice present perfect in the classroom. It is a drinking game in which on person says (truthfully),...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 11th, 2007, 09:30 am
Replies: 21
Views: 86,085
Posted By cabst90
Re: Phonics games?

Also, a Japanese game called shiritori is good for beginning and ending sounds and vocabulary building. One person starts by saying a word (the teacher). The next person must stay a word that...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 11th, 2007, 09:19 am
Replies: 21
Views: 86,085
Posted By cabst90
Re: Phonics games?

Choose two or three sounds that are difficult for your students to distinguish. For example, I teach Japanese and Mexican students. All have trouble with th, s, and z. I put flashcards of the...
Forum: Ask & Answer Questions Worksheets Jan 25th, 2007, 12:48 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,737
Posted By cabst90
rhyme

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Title
rhyme...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Jan 12th, 2007, 03:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 41,245
Posted By cabst90
Re: Animal Adjectives

Another personality quiz that I used in a class of mixed intermediate and advanced junior high school students. I also had the students make up their own personality quiz questions after they took...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jan 9th, 2007, 04:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,252
Posted By cabst90
Re: 60, 90, or 120

At the school where I teach, the Spanish teachers teach 20 minute classes. It is new thing this year, but they have adjusted very well (I assist in some Spanish classes). Mostly, they have time to...
Forum: Matching Worksheets Dec 11th, 2006, 03:43 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 9,283
Posted By cabst90
animal similes

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Title
animal similes...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 29th, 2006, 05:49 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 7,072
Posted By cabst90
Re: One-to ones - HELP

I am teaching a "one to one business English class now."

To practice grammer: I give him a verb and a time, he must make a sentence. For example, I say "write" and "5 times yesterday," and he...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 29th, 2006, 05:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,454
Posted By cabst90
Re: Memorable Students

I was teaching an adult class in the U.S. I had an aweful, young, troublemaking, sexist, racist guy in my class. I don't know what he was doing there, but he was there. He made sexist comments...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 29th, 2006, 04:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 29,156
Posted By cabst90
Re: 101 Ways To Use Your Whiteboard - the challenge

32. You can use it to play with body parts (using magnets instead of pins, the blindfolded student asks "what is this" and the other direct him/her to where the body part goes)

Sorry that should...
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