20 episodes

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

    • Language Learning

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.

    "20K Filipinos teaching English to Chinese students online -- envoy" by Marion Ramos

    "20K Filipinos teaching English to Chinese students online -- envoy" by Marion Ramos

    An article on Inquirer.net about teaching English opportunities during COVID-19. This is worth listening to and reading in its entirety online. The tip of an enormous iceberg .......

    • 4 min
    International TEFL Academy Chicago -- My Culture Connect Taiwan relationship statistics

    International TEFL Academy Chicago -- My Culture Connect Taiwan relationship statistics

    I have sorted the statistics regarding student involvement with MCC in obtaining practicum training hours. The wide participation in the USA and Canada is remarkable. The global reach of this is interesting too.

    • 10 min
    Moving new learning from short term to long term memory.

    Moving new learning from short term to long term memory.

    Short term memory may help on an upcoming test. But, to be functional it is important to move that learning to long term memory. This is done by recalling, several times -- using recall and repetition until you have reached this goal. Recall is particularly important. I recall studying spelling words, as a child, by writing them, then covering them up and writing them again. Doing this until I was successful.

    • 7 min
    Should you use children's materials when teaching adults?

    Should you use children's materials when teaching adults?

    That depends. Be cautious. Consider how your adult students feel about it. Are they embarrassed? Reluctant? I often use children's materials in my own personal study of Chinese, as well as adult materials. Do not simply discount materials written for children.

    • 6 min
    Value of a language buddy.

    Value of a language buddy.

    It is invaluable to have a native speaker helping you in language learning. I have a native Chinese speaker who makes recordings for me.

    • 6 min
    Using a background and message board online

    Using a background and message board online

    Tips on structuring your teaching environment when teaching TEFL online. I add the elements of cultural sensitivity and awareness.

    • 3 min

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