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Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 2nd, 2006, 02:17 am
Replies: 34
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Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

heh? What was rude or dismissive? Perhaps you misunderstood my english? Small talk is what you would use if you do not wish to elaborate on your feelings with someone. In Japan, for example...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 31st, 2006, 03:41 am
Replies: 34
Views: 32,886
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

actually, I have lived all around the world and with Japan's interegrated teaching system (using foreign english speakers in all public and private schools to teach english) they speak more english...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 31st, 2006, 03:38 am
Replies: 34
Views: 32,886
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

Michele, are you an native speaker? Did anyone ever teach you the difference between polite, dismissive small talk and the truth we say to friends?
Forum: Teaching ESL May 31st, 2006, 03:36 am
Replies: 34
Views: 32,886
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

I have NEVER taught "sup dawg"...where did everyone get their degrees...bob's paint and polish?

"I'm fine" is appropriate for beginners and in everyday situations, but students have a natural...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 25th, 2006, 11:08 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 32,886
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

A grammatically correct response isn't always an indication of fluency.

The foreign teacher's aim in Japan, as I see it, is too supplement students' grammar lessons with alternatives they really...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 25th, 2006, 01:03 am
Replies: 34
Views: 32,886
Posted By vanilla
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

I have the same problem...
I usually commit my first class to responses to usual small talk questions.
Examples:
How are you?
What's up?
What's new?
What's wrong?
Hey! How ya doing?
What ARE YOU...
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