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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 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

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

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

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 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


I have been told that I have an important "Open class" coming up at the end of the month and it has me a bit worried. I have chosen a good class and I get to use my own material. The set up is that I will have about 15 - 20 "Guests" ranging from Inspectors from the Ministry of Education to fellow teachers to parents of some of my students. I really want to utilize the English Zone (tv, internet, surround sound) and make a great class. The school is letting me practice with the kids so that at least they will know what is going on. Any ideas for lessons that would make for a great lesson?

I guess the more ideas the more we can help others too. I think for Ulsan, there will be a lot of evaluating during the month of November. The more that we can help each other, the better our classes will be.

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Comment by Ellen Pham on October 27, 2009 at 7:24pm
Hi Jason,

Whew, and I thought teacher evaluations here were tough! Do regular teachers (non-EFL) also have "open class" with such a variety and number of observers?

I went to go look in the English Zone, then realized it was a site where you need to pay for (most) access... not a big loss as far as my advice goes, since I haven't taught English overseas, but it might impact the feedback you get from others...

Also, what grade and level is your class? How many students?

Comment by Jason Teale on October 28, 2009 at 2:39am
Well as for the Korean teachers, it is just the part time teachers that only get evaluated by the school and other teachers. The English Zone that I speak of is just my class room. Most of the Korean schools have a special classroom now devoted for English study.

The level that I am teaching is low to mid level students. They have a basic grasp of rudimentary vocabulary and speak in basic phrases. They are about 14 -15 years old.
Comment by Ellen Pham on November 3, 2009 at 8:46pm
I haven't forgotten, Jason! Well actually, I kind of forgot, thinking that someone with more experience/ better ideas would come along and help : ) Have you gotten any ideas? Have you looked through lessons in a can and Teaching Recipes?

The best class observation I ever had was when I used a lesson ver batem from a very, very experienced teacher- and she said it was the same lesson she used every two years (how often teacher's get observed in the US). It wasn't for EFL, and it was a good lesson but not so good that I felt all my teaching paled in comparison... it was just an excellent lesson to use for observations. Ok, she was a really good teacher, and had a doctorate, and that master teacher's certificate that comes from the federal level and hardly anyone gets, but still, on the ground and in the trenches I didn't feel bested, but it showed me that the right lesson plan really can work... and I bet none of this is making you feel better!

I think you should post this request in the forums and see if it gets more attention : )

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