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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

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Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


Greetings: Beyond "I'm fine. Thank you. And you?" with K-Pop Stars

If you teach in Korea, you may have noticed that whenever you ask "How are you?" you get an automated response "I'm fine. Thank you. And you?" 

I made a quick lesson that takes only about 15 minutes to help my students move beyond this. 

Expressions include:

What's up? (Nothing. Not much)  How ya doin? (I'm OK. Not bad) How's it goin? How have you been? (Ok. Not bad). 

I discouraged them against saying "so so" (Do any of you native speakers ever actually say "so so" to describe your mood? Personally, I'd say "The movie was so so" but never "I'm so so").

I used some Korean heart-throbs to catch their attention. 

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This is a good powerpoint for introducing other ways of greeting someone. I really love the photographs used.

I am not so much against "so so" as a respones as "I'm fine thank you. And you?". I find the later a real conversation killer. At least with "so so" you can ask "why just so-so" and they will tell you the reason.
It's always such a pleasure stealing your power points Rachel, this a great addition to my emergency lesson bank. I agree with you about so-so, never use it in the U.K.
Thanks; I think I'll be stealing a few of your power points for next week's summer camp. Now if only I could get a proper power point/open office program to display them right.

I agree about "I'm fine, thank you, and you?" They're clearly just going through the motions. As for "so-so," I think that's reserved for genuine responses, with friends, when you're really feeling more bad than good and intend to give an explanation.
Hilarious. Love it. It's really simple and fun, with really clear visuals. I loved the contrast between the halmoni in hanbok and the kids in gyobok :)

I know the kids aren't tested on their ability to greet us in a non-grating way, but I really think some of the kids love learning how to speak like they imagine kids overseas do. I can see using this PPT at least twice a year.
A little weird, but it goes along with the fine thank you and you greeting.

That was so bizarre. I loved it.
Interesting discussion and love the video! I think that as a teacher, we just have to keep throwing new ways of greeting at them...they'll soon realize themselves, that there are many different greetings. I think it important that they inductively learn in this fashion rather than having it explained explicitly as something "taught".

Have you seen my often used voicethread that has a nice page of students from all over the world greeting each other. See below. I just started a new one and find it on our voicethread page. A good place to send students to practice!

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