August 2017 archive

Aug 29

Dealing With Difficult Students (excerpts)

Hard of learning students… move on to some extend… Sometimes teachers have to face ‘hard-of-learning students’… Students who –no matter how hard they try- seem to be stuck in a rut of non-learning… they are experiencing great difficulties making it impossible for them to progress or progress much if they do progress at all… This …

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Aug 29

The Story of Grammar & Tenses in English…

Once upon a time, in a far away country called England, lived a little boy named Graham… Present This little boy was still very little and so everything around him was present… His life was all present… permanently present… although sometimes it was only temporary present and so within the limits of limited period… still …

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Aug 29

Cross-cultural discrepancies – More than meets the eye…

As a student, I worked in restaurants… sometimes as a chef or mostly as a waiter… coming from a family of restauranteurs, I had both the knowledge and the experience… I knew Italian cuisine like the back of my hand -having lived with Italians for 20 years already-… and of course French and English cuisines… …

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Aug 29

Investing in English…

Having taught English and coached in English for over 35 years I still fail to understand how so many teachers get through their teaching career with one or two books… or even none at all… I have always said and practiced that a good teacher should be a good learner and ring the changes… and …

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Aug 26

Language Learning Hacks

By Andrew Weiler August 23, 2017 Improve your Learning “The secret of success is consistency of purpose.” by ~Benjamin Disraeli~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Are you someone who struggles to learn a second language or feel it is taking you too long? Do you seem to get stuck at “a level”? Have you tried this and that but …

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Aug 25

How I Teach Handwriting to my Kids With Dysgraphia

August 16, 2016 By Marianne How I Teach Handwriting to my Kids With Dysgraphia I should have known something was wrong when my 6-year old struggled for weeks to scratch out the 3 letters that made up his name. But as with many first borns, with no other siblings to compare to, I didn’t really …

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Aug 25

Students as Teachers : Exploring the mutual benefits of peer-to-peer teaching — and strategies to encourage it

BY: Jessica Lander POSTED: December 20, 2016 Two of my recently graduated high school seniors, now college freshman, arrive at my classroom at 7:15 a.m. every Friday morning. As I unlock my door, they ask, “So what are we teaching today?” The two former students are incredible — they stay all day, acting as teachers …

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Aug 16

How to Use the Board Effectively in ELT by Dylan Gates

Jul 31, 2017 In this article and accompanying video, I will talk about using the board effectively in ELT (English language teaching). The board is perhaps the most useful piece of equipment in the language classroom. Note that this post is written mainly for teachers using whiteboards (not digital interactive boards), although a lot of …

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Aug 16

Transition to Neurolanguage Coach: Interview with Camille Delefortrie

Interview with Camille Delefortrie, English and Dutch teacher, Canada July 6, 2017 Rachel Paling, ACC Can you describe your professional career before taking the language coaching certification (LCC)? I was a secondary school teacher of English as a foreign language and Dutch as a second language. I taught those languages to teenagers in the public …

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Aug 16

6 Words You Need To Eliminate From Your Professional Vocabulary from Lisa Quast

I write about career topics, helping people maximize their potential. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Everyone wants to be seen as eloquent, intelligent and credible. Whether it’s through emails, phone calls, meetings or interviews, we have a daily opportunity to support this goal or detract from it. To ensure you’re being perceived …

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