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Welcome to TESL/TEFL/TESOL
Transcript of Welcome to TESL/TEFL/TESOL
School or Business:
For profit language school
ES/FL Class Materials
Teaching English (as a) Second Language Teaching English (as a) Foreign Language Teaching English (to) Speakers (of) Other Languages
Pronunciation & Conversation
Create a New Superhero
Poem Translation Challenge
These kids have so few resources compared to what I had access to growing ... and they thrive on their own. No iPads in my classroom... no desks... maybe no pencils... but they LOVE learning!
No more copy machine..? Wordsearch on the blackboard. No more eraser...? Use your shoes! Ain't nothin gonna stop us!
Fundamentals of English
Student Centered Lesson Planning
Activities & Assessment
Teacher Roles: Don't
Are you a
Guide on the Side
Sage on the Stage
It's interesting and disheartening that I've run into local politics regarding ESL. There's a contingent of locals who resent our teaching Hispanics, especially those who don't belong here. The director of the group has advised me to keep quiet about the program because we need to "stay off the radar" for fear of having to fold our tents if we're suspected of teaching "illegals." These attitudes leave me appalled and determined to teach anybody who wants to learn.
I tell them they can draw anything on top of the tree. This is what I get.
We made Christmas cards today. This girl decided to send it to herself.
Teacher Roles: Do
The SOCIAL COMMENTATOR
"Kids today don't speak English correctly, but by crackey MY students will!!!"
"It just feels right to say it that way!"
Focus on the language!
"Back in the day," we dressed for school and had competent teachers. We had spelling bees, we learned proper diction, etiquette, to pronounce T and the consonent at the beginning and end of a word, pause between thoughts or stanzas, and proper spelling. When I was in elementary school, we still spelled words properly, as they do in the UK…