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Forum: General Chat Apr 20th, 2009, 04:55 am
Replies: 25
Views: 10,132
Posted By rabble
Re: Working Overseas...Has it changed you?

Where is K.S.A.? Excuse my ignorance. This is such a slow thread it would be quicker to write by sea-mail. It's a good topic though.
I hope you find your soul mate.
Forum: General Chat Mar 20th, 2009, 12:04 am
Replies: 22
Views: 36,639
Posted By rabble
Re: Does anyone have experience starting language school?

An update on classes at my home. Going great, more than I can handle. Word of mouth, teaching in the garden, parents walk past and enquire about enrolling their children. I love it. No commuting....
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 10th, 2008, 03:04 am
Replies: 18
Views: 11,020
Posted By rabble
Forum: Advertise Your Services Oct 9th, 2008, 01:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 5,365
Posted By rabble
Re: New medical English website

I have just been browsing this site and I feel like such an idiot posting my last reply on the wrong thread. My apologies.
I have used the hospital english material. When a new hospital opened I...
Forum: General Chat Oct 9th, 2008, 01:36 am
Replies: 22
Views: 36,639
Posted By rabble
Re: Does anyone have experience starting language school?

Why don't you just teach from your home? I know that you are in the US and I don't know what the regulations are, if you start a business in education. It sounds like you are doing OK but hate the...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Oct 9th, 2008, 01:23 am
Replies: 19
Views: 124,798
Posted By rabble
Re: Looking for songs to teach tenses!

I have successfully taught the song "the Rose" in a lot of classes. I would print out the lyrics with 20 words missing.
The students would listen and try and fill in the missing words. Lots of...
Forum: Teaching ESL Oct 9th, 2008, 01:07 am
Replies: 18
Views: 11,020
Posted By rabble
Re: Difference between Conversational Classes and General English Classes

I have just discovered an excellent book. I teach in China. I usually use Interchange.
I think it is an excellent series but just doesn't quite do it for the Chinese students.
This series of books,...
Forum: General Chat Aug 28th, 2008, 09:41 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 24,154
Posted By rabble
Re: Where can an ESL teacher get the best pay package?Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul,

Hi,

I have a working visa and work for the company that issued it. I also take on other jobs and the company is aware of that and it is not a problem as they can't give me enough hours.

I will...
Forum: General Chat Aug 28th, 2008, 02:11 am
Replies: 38
Views: 24,154
Posted By rabble
Re: Where can an ESL teacher get the best pay package?Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul,

Yeh but Dennis you are a man. As a woman I couldn't stand it. I hate that stuff that Kan-To outlined. Like your posts though.

They are thinking of outlawing dogs, well dogs really can be a bit of...
Forum: General Chat Aug 14th, 2008, 01:34 am
Replies: 38
Views: 24,154
Posted By rabble
Re: Where can an ESL teacher get the best pay package?Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul,

I am a freelance teacher in China, paid by the hour, so it varies. My salary averages around $US2500 a month.
This week I earnt $US1000 for 30 hours. Next week I am not sure.

This is not the...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Aug 14th, 2008, 01:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,696
Posted By rabble
Re: quite urgent

Hi Shanti
Go to www.bogglesworld. There are a lot of great materials for young learners and it is free to print out.
This is my favourite website
Practice with family members
There are 10 kids 5 to...
Forum: General Chat Aug 14th, 2008, 12:58 am
Replies: 25
Views: 10,132
Posted By rabble
Re: Working Overseas...Has it changed you?

I think I have become a lot more forceful in my teaching, more confident now to give the students a verbal kick up the *** than before.

I used to pander more to their "wants" Now I give them what...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 12th, 2008, 01:25 am
Replies: 35
Views: 22,395
Posted By rabble
Re: Have you ever been embarrassed while teaching?

Hi Thanh,
Yes embarrrassing students will lose confidence in you fast if they pick it up. When I make spelling mistakes I cover it up by praising the students who have picked up the mistake and say,...
Forum: General Chat Aug 9th, 2008, 08:44 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,586
Posted By rabble
Re: Anyone volunteering at the Olympics?

Hi Mesmark,
As far as I know the Chinese are doing the volunteering as far as language goes. Interesting question though. I am in China and I haven't heard of any foreigners voluntering.
My...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 9th, 2008, 08:35 am
Replies: 35
Views: 22,395
Posted By rabble
Re: Have you ever been embarrassed while teaching?

Hi Denis,
Grammar rules turned into songs Hmmmm. Need to think about that. Could be a lot of songs.
I remember as a child we had such things as "i before c except after c" and some others that I...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Aug 2nd, 2008, 07:13 am
Replies: 12
Views: 5,365
Posted By rabble
Re: New medical English website

Eric, I do think your conversations are compelling but I think that for me personally is to teach the students the language and structure to be able to actually express their answers at the level I...
Forum: Teaching ESL Aug 2nd, 2008, 06:31 am
Replies: 35
Views: 22,395
Posted By rabble
Re: Have you ever been embarrassed while teaching?

Settle down Dennis,
I know one Chinese song by heart but if I had to read it I would be struggling and that is in Pinyin.
This is not the point I know. She loves the song she is proud that she can...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 31st, 2008, 05:38 am
Replies: 35
Views: 22,395
Posted By rabble
Re: Have you ever been embarrassed while teaching?

Denis

I always have to check my spelling with Ryhme,I don't no why.

I do one song a year, The Rose. I give them the lyrics with 20 words missing. They listen and try to fill in the words, play...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 30th, 2008, 04:28 am
Replies: 35
Views: 22,395
Posted By rabble
Re: Have you ever been embarrassed while teaching?

Cleavage, buttonholes too big for buttons. It started off at the bus stop, I wondered why this young man kept starring and smiling, now I think it was a smirk. It was hot so I kept leaning on...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 30th, 2008, 03:43 am
Replies: 18
Views: 11,020
Posted By rabble
Re: Difference between Conversational Classes and General English Classes

Eric
Good stuff. Alas I would need to dumb it down. But I think I could use the format and method of teaching.

What I have found useful for my students when I introduce them to idioms is find...
Forum: General Chat Jul 24th, 2008, 11:06 am
Replies: 24
Views: 17,909
Posted By rabble
Re: Country Mouse or City Mouse?

Yes I think the city, the ideal is the country but what I would really love is a backyard or a rooftop garden a little bit of my own green.. I am in a bit of my own concrete jungle, if I left the...
Forum: General Chat Jul 24th, 2008, 10:39 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By rabble
Re: Celta course

Yucatan

To be totally honest, I think I would be a terrible student with Celta. This would probably fit in with Europeans or the like but not with the Chinese. I have taught Brazlians in China,...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 24th, 2008, 02:28 am
Replies: 20
Views: 12,879
Posted By rabble
Re: Is there age discrimination in hiring seniors?

I feel like such an idiot I have been addressing my e-mails to Esl HQ, excuse me Siaji.
My excuse is the heat, I just loose my concentration.
Cheers
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 24th, 2008, 02:20 am
Replies: 20
Views: 12,879
Posted By rabble
Re: Is there age discrimination in hiring seniors?

eslHQ
I am afraid what you said is pretty spot on. It's not the students but the training schools. The students are a lot more liberal and more accepting.
Universities are a lot more welcoming.
At...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 23rd, 2008, 12:53 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By rabble
Re: Looking for teacher's textbooks

Hi eslHQ,
Yes, the teachers book is great with lots of additional activities that you can photo copy. Games, topic questions and so on.
You can buy the vcd and it also has an activity book to go...
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