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David Kehe has taught ESL for over 35 years in four countries. He has co-authored nine textbooks, including the award-winning Conversation Strategies. Tell us about the first time you really felt like you helped someone learn English.
As time passed, I began to wonder whether students were really internalizing anything or not. InI got a job at a language school in Japan. One day, I decided to put students in pairs Student A and Student B and gave half the prompts to Students A and the other half to Student B, which I hoped would greatly increase the amount of practice each student would get.
The activity was a controlled dialog, in which students listen to their partners and then choose the correct response from pair of choices. It was something like this: His name is Joe. Do you have a dog?
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Do you want to come too? The night before Xtrategies tried this new exercise, I had trouble sleeping because I had no idea if it would work.
To my relief, it worked like magic; everyone was engaged and energized. I remember specifically two students, Atsuko and Yumi, laughing and even extending their conversation, something previously unheard of in my conversation classes. This was a transformative experience for me.
Also, he made me aware of the importance of the affective filter in language learning. What is the first thing you would do to create an environment where motivation can thrive? I assumed that they conversatio on their own understand the point of a lesson—as well as appreciate its intrinsic value.
Then, one term, I was teaching in an instructor-training program, and during a class, I told the trainees straregies the importance of always introducing an exercise by explaining the purpose of it. Since that day, I rediscovered the tremendous value this provides in motivating students, and now I see it every day in the response my students have after I explain to them why we are going to do certain exercises.
Some examples of this are: What is one of the most critical current issues affecting teachers of ESOL? After about six weeks of training, I started teaching. I soon realized how little grammar I understood but also how important it was. Not until I truly became comfortable with my command of grammar did I feel like a competent ESL instructor. Unfortunately, I find many people these days coming out of ESL teacher-training programs and grad schools with little understanding of basic grammar.
ESL students are aware that they are creating an impression on the readers of their written work through their control of grammar. With an understanding of grammar, instructors can help students develop the ability to more clearly explain their thoughts.
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If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger teacher self? I always had a feeling that the countless number of hours that I put into writing exercises for my students would never be a waste of time, so I would reassure my younger self that my instincts were accurate. But it turned out to be a very productive 15 minutes for the students, and thus, at total pleasure to administer. And I was able to re-use that exercise several times after that.
I recently came across some large boxes containing file upon file of activities that I had written. Some I had used only once, converation from each one I had learned valuable lessons that can come only from writing and then using exercises tsrategies students. Although some of those activities ended up being published, I would not tell my younger self about that.
The audience that I was writing for was my immediate class of students. Student A 1 Hi. Where are you going? Do you like coffee? Who has influenced you the most?
This is a technique that you can use in almost any essay. We are going to practice expressions that you can use in a conversation that will make the person whom you are talking to feel really good. A lot of students seem confused about when to use commas. You are going to read an article about some cultural differences.
Former students who read this told me that the information helped them understand the behavior of their foreign roommates and classmates and kkehe the people in their own culture better. All instructors think that their subjects are the most important and interesting in the world, so if you can use expressions like these in your papers, they will think that you are very intelligent because you like their subject.
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