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Forum: ESL Games and Activities Dec 21st, 2011, 09:28 am
Replies: 6
Views: 10,814
Posted By roja123
Re: 3 year olds!

A game little ones love is when you scatter target vocabulary flashcards on the floor and they have to find the one you ask for. In your case I'd make sure there were 8 sets of cards for the 8...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 21st, 2011, 09:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,216
Posted By roja123
Re: kids' spelling

I like to play bingo to practise spellings. The children love it and don't even realise it's spelling practise. They write down three of the words we are learning and mark them off as I turn over...
Forum: Teaching ESL Dec 21st, 2011, 09:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,718
Posted By roja123
Re: How much to teach a 3 year old

Hi arielhud,

That would be wonderful, thank you. I know there will be a lot of differences between teaching a class and and individual toddler, but I'm sure it would be really useful to see. Many...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 30th, 2011, 08:04 am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,718
Posted By roja123
Re: How much to teach a 3 year old

Thanks for the replies.

I think I'll stay with vocabulary for now then and try finding new games to reinforce what we've done already. I'll try 'I like...' in a couple of weeks and see how he gets...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Nov 22nd, 2011, 06:48 am
Replies: 11
Views: 10,856
Posted By roja123
Re: Storybook Board Games

This looks wonderful! Your children are lucky to have such an enthusiastic teacher!
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 22nd, 2011, 06:46 am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,718
Posted By roja123
How much to teach a 3 year old

I've been teaching a 3 year old for 10 weeks. We do an hour and a half each week. I don't have previous experience with such a young learner and was wondering if those of you who've taught pre-school...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 2nd, 2011, 05:55 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,287
Posted By roja123
Re: Forcing young students into talking

I agree with you completely that is is terrible to rush children into speaking the language. I have a couple of strategies to help try to make the new less language less scary for the students and...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 16th, 2011, 09:50 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,933
Posted By roja123
Re: 8 year old who can't understand sentences...

Just thought I'd update this thread to thank both of you who offered advice!

I tried used word tiles with my student yesterday and had a break-through. She loved using them and by the end of the...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 4th, 2011, 03:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,933
Posted By roja123
Re: 8 year old who can't understand sentences...

I'm really interested in this advice coming from both of you. I admit I have wondered about doing this but decided against it since there are so many phonetically irregular sounds in English.

I'd be...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:34 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 4,725
Posted By roja123
Re: books to help teens improve their writing skills

You might find something useful here: Primary Resources: English: Text Level: General Ficition (Story) Writing (http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishC1.htm)

Could you make a checklist...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,933
Posted By roja123
Re: 8 year old who can't understand sentences...

Thanks Tinyteach, I think I'll take up your sentence tile suggestion. Another teacher recommended this to me too. I've done this as a written activity, but haven't tried physical tiles to move...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 4,423
Posted By roja123
Re: multi-verb expressions: how the ´-ing´verb changes with an indirect object

Could you alter the sentences a little so that you say

I suggest eating now.
I suggest that we eat now.

It could possibly make things a little clearer. You could let them know that the "that" is...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:35 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 4,943
Posted By roja123
Re: What's a good game for 1st year kids using "I like___."

What about a Guess Who type game, where the kids take on a persona and say what they like and the others have to guess who it is. For example, pretending to be Britney Spears they can say "I like...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,933
Posted By roja123
Question 8 year old who can't understand sentences...

I give private lessons to an eight year old girl to reinforce what is covered in her English lessons at school. I use her school text book as a guide and develop activities from that.

The school...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 24th, 2011, 05:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,283
Posted By roja123
Re: Freelance teacher's bag!

Thanks bread_baker. Do you bring a laptop to class as well or just keep track of everything at home?
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:42 am
Replies: 2
Views: 7,827
Posted By roja123
Re: Conversational activities for adults

You could play Categories where either you or a student names a category (e.g. colours, sports) and they have to think of all as many words as possible. You could go round the class one by one to...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:38 am
Replies: 1
Views: 3,783
Posted By roja123
Re: woman's day lesson for teens

Does it have to be about the origins of women's day?

If not and they are an advanced class, you could do a lesson on equality and look at some examples of situations where women don't have equal...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,351
Posted By roja123
Re: english lessons

If you want to use flash cards you can play Snap, Memory and Go Fish, but you do need more than one set of flash cards for these.
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 23,272
Posted By roja123
Re: An Ice Breaker Every Day?

I have 2 really simple warm-up activities that work well with older students and get a lot of laughs.

- Reciting the letters of the alphabet one after each other... if they get to Z they have to...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,283
Posted By roja123
Wink Freelance teacher's bag!

I teach private classes of just 1 or 2 students and now I'm starting to take on more students. Up until now I have kept a lot of information in my head in terms of lesson topics, assessment, areas in...
Forum: ESL Forms Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:14 am
Replies: 7
Views: 24,089
Posted By roja123
Re: Teacher's Daily Plan

Thanks! Just what I was looking for!
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 4,316
Posted By roja123
Re: Igniting and Keeping the Interest of a 15yr old ESL student

I have a student a bit like that and she responds really well to simple word games and vocabulary activities. For instance last week we watched an extract from Home Alone and the task was to find and...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:14 am
Replies: 1
Views: 5,903
Posted By roja123
First lesson & level testing for adults!

I have experience teaching private lessons to children and teenagers and love teaching this younger age group, but in order to find more students I'm starting to branch out to teaching adults too. I...
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