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Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 30th, 2007, 01:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 8,350
Posted By mrcards
Re: My Worst Lesson - Any Advice

I'm quite late with a response here, but my advice would be to pick up and move on. Bad classes do happen to the best teachers, and what's important is your ability to bounce back and teach well for...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 30th, 2007, 01:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,299
Posted By mrcards
Re: Word origins website?

Thanks guys, great resource!
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 16th, 2006, 10:29 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 213,262
Posted By mrcards
Re: Games to teach the difference between past simple and present perfect tense?

After they know the three and their differences, I can think of a game. You can have a poster on the board with past, present, and future, as well as some verbs with their correct tenses underneath...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 16th, 2006, 10:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,606
Posted By mrcards
Red face Re: freelance vs. employed?

Personally, I'd like to be employed. Mind you, have an open schedule is very nice as well. Okay, I'd like to be employed (with a contract) and to have a flexible schedule. That's my final answer....
Forum: Teaching ESL May 10th, 2006, 03:02 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,989
Posted By mrcards
Re: when they don't speak...

Um...I was always told not to take candy from strangers...
:eek:


I've tried a few things before and these seemed to work alright. One way is to have everyone stand up and either ask a question or...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 7th, 2006, 08:24 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,380
Posted By mrcards
Re: Anyone using Skype as a learning tool?

I've stumbled across a website that might be useful to you all to check out, I've mentioned it in another post, but could easily go overlooked.

This is a website for penpals all around the world...
Forum: English Questions May 7th, 2006, 08:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 15,217
Posted By mrcards
Re: How can I improve my speaking?

Hi Ülkücü,

I'm going to mention another option for you to speak English more. I recommend using a program called "Skype" (similar to MSN Messenger, but better). It is a computer program that...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 7th, 2006, 08:06 am
Replies: 5
Views: 14,911
Posted By mrcards
Re: Textbooks for teaching flight attendants

Oops, well, you might be able to realise that the above posting was from me. Sometimes I forget to sign in after I'm re-directed from my email. :)
Forum: Teaching ESL May 6th, 2006, 08:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,380
Posted By mrcards
Re: Anyone using Skype as a learning tool?

I think using Skype to teach English will help people with the area that most have a problem with, and that's plain old conversation. In this case, they're not just going to sit on their chair with...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 6th, 2006, 08:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,036
Posted By mrcards
Re: Favourite classes

I'd have to go with young learners here. I absolutely love children and love teaching them. They are so innocent and wild all wrapped up into one little package. Some days they'll make me so happy...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 6th, 2006, 08:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 14,911
Posted By mrcards
Re: Textbooks for teaching flight attendants

I really don't know any free online flight attendant textbooks, but if you don't mind purchasing one, you can check out
http://www.ecampus.com/book/096428393X

also
...
Forum: ESL Articles May 2nd, 2006, 11:16 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 28,351
Posted By mrcards
Culture Shock

Welcome to your new country. You’ve come here for fun, excitement, change, challenge, and perhaps money. Will the locals speak your language? I’m not trying to scare you, but perhaps they...
Forum: English Questions Apr 19th, 2006, 06:12 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,607
Posted By mrcards
Wink Re: Listening

No Eric, I don't know of any website that you can get this kind of movie. DVD is definately the way to go, and almost everything can now be rented at your local Blockbuster.
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 19th, 2006, 06:05 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,431
Posted By mrcards
Re: I taught English overseas! --- So What!

I think that's a brilliant idea! Good luck to you. With your enthusiasm, I'm sure you'll do great!!
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 6th, 2006, 03:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,341
Posted By mrcards
Re: Tutoring ESL

Hi, I would suggest using comic books. There are many different kinds out there, and you could try bringing a few over. For this problem child, you've got to find out what he's into right now, and...
Forum: English Questions Apr 6th, 2006, 03:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,535
Posted By mrcards
Re: suggested

Yep, Eric's right, they're both okay, but use the words attached or attaching.
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Apr 1st, 2006, 09:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 36,625
Posted By mrcards
Re: Pronunciation Practice

Off topic slightly...I like the idea of breaking into smaller groups. I've always enjoyed that when I was a student myself. It gives you the feeling that you're not put up on the stage in front of...
Forum: ESL Articles Apr 1st, 2006, 09:44 am
Replies: 8
Views: 24,449
Posted By mrcards
Re: When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Wow, these articles are fantastic, really! As I'm not a teacher at the moment it's impossible for me to implement those ideas towards my students. However, I do have a regular job, and also a...
Forum: English Questions Mar 31st, 2006, 11:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 8,648
Posted By mrcards
Re: toward or towards

Interesting, little sage...I'm Canadian as well, and I find that I use the word "towards". It makes me wonder why. Is it because Canada was once a British colony, or because my mom is English? lol
Forum: ESL Articles Mar 31st, 2006, 11:05 am
Replies: 3
Views: 52,767
Posted By mrcards
Re: 5 Study Tips for Your Students

Very nice, Eric. That's a great article with a lot of useful tips and pointers. I will remember this one, and recommend it to any student. I just realized that this is directed towards any student...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 31st, 2006, 10:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,768
Posted By mrcards
Re: Job Hunting Season

It seems as though schools are looking for teachers year round, though. I've seen it first-hand. A school gets a new teacher and they find out that the teacher either doesn't teach well, or isn't...
Forum: Introductions Mar 25th, 2006, 10:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,318
Posted By mrcards
Re: Into

Welcome to the site, zanne! It is nice to be recognized in a foreign country, but sometimes locals look down on foreigners if they've had a bad experience with one. I've seen some pretty rude...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Mar 25th, 2006, 07:02 am
Replies: 2
Views: 14,577
Posted By mrcards
Re: Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Tic-Tac-Toe can be a lot of fun for the students. I find if you're playing any kind of game, asking students "How do you spell ______?", then you are just wasting your breath and taking precious...
Forum: General Chat Mar 24th, 2006, 08:31 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 15,573
Posted By mrcards
Re: Country Mouse or City Mouse?

Yes, there is no substitute for fresh air!! Gotta love it! That makes me think of Taiwan, driving my scooter, stopped at a red light with 70-100 other scooters beside me filling the air with...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 24th, 2006, 02:24 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,768
Posted By mrcards
Re: Job Hunting Season

So, when exactly are the job seasons?:whistle:
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