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Exchange experiences and ideas about TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language. A free exchange creating a win/win situation for teachers, students, and parents. You need not be a certified teacher, You may be an interested parent of a student or the student yourself.

Teacher Mike's International TEFL forum Mike Dishnow 麥克爺爺

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Exchange experiences and ideas about TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language. A free exchange creating a win/win situation for teachers, students, and parents. You need not be a certified teacher, You may be an interested parent of a student or the student yourself.

    Transfer Learning or Bridging

    Transfer Learning or Bridging

    Teaching your students the practical "real world" benefits of learning a lesson. How it will help them in their day to day life. If not immediately, in the future.

    • 6分
    Language Gratitude Journal

    Language Gratitude Journal

    I discuss gratitude journaling and a variation of this idea you can use for language study. Combining good daily feelings/thoughts with learning a new word or phrase in English. Also, I talk about creating a mini-habit and the way to use it in language learning.

    • 6分
    Instant Replay (Using recordings)

    Instant Replay (Using recordings)

    Recording a Skype session or other teaching situation is a valuable learning tool. This is true for both the student and the teacher. I discuss my experiences with this and my current reading and study of doing so.

    • 8分
    Talk to Yourself

    Talk to Yourself

    A valuable strategy in language learning is talking to yourself (or a language partner). We call it "thinking aloud". I share my own experiences with this and tips/ideas from a book I am currently reading on megacognivity.

    • 10分
    Halloween 2020

    Halloween 2020

    I just uploaded a simple Halloween lesson on PPT/video to my YouTube channel. It is the first os several I hope to do. I plan on reading some Halloween stories over the upcoming weekend and uploaded them too. I hope that teachers and students enjoy and find these useful. In the classroom or just for fun.

    • 3分
    Sharing lesson plans

    Sharing lesson plans

    Mike talks about preparing for Skype sessions. What works best in his experience. Some pitfalls to avoid.

    • 8分

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