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Writing Class Week 14

by eslwriter on December 2, 2014

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This is week 14 of the semester. It’s the last week of official classes so it is time to complete the wrap up activities and our English learning. Today’s Notes Hand back quiz #3 and discuss Check final exam schedule – December 16th 10-12? Return remaining pieces of writing for feedback Write final assignment – before and […]

Teaching Methods: Lesson 12

by eslwriter on November 30, 2014

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This is week 14 of the semester, and lesson 12. This week we will be discussing chapters 23 (formal assessment) and 24 (classroom assessment) from the textbook. Class Schedules Here is the schedule for our class: Tuesday morning class: Our 14th class will be December 2. Our 15th and final class we be December 5 starting […]

This is the last week of our advanced level university English conversation class. Let’s quickly review the class objectives contained in syllabus The objectives were: students will expand their vocabulary by developing a working knowledge of at least 300 new words through reading and self study; students will improve fluency through regular pair work practice on […]

Writing Class Week 13

by eslwriter on November 24, 2014

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This is week 13 of the semester. We are near the end of the session so it’s time to complete a few tasks to help students learn English writing skills. Today’s Notes Students hand in homework – rewrite business memo Tuesday, email writing lesson Friday, quiz #2 Quick review of the things we’ve learned and done […]

Teaching Methods: Lesson 11

by eslwriter on November 23, 2014

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This is week 13 of the semester, and lesson 11. This week we will be discussing chapters 20 (teach English reading) and 21 (teach English writing) from the textbook. Next week is the final regular class. The reading for that class is chapters 23 and 24 (we skip chapter 22). Teaching Objectives Improve student learning by […]

Writing Class Week 12

by eslwriter on November 21, 2014

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This is week 12 of the semester. It is also a short week because there was no class on Tuesday. Today’s Notes Review some key points from the business memo writing assignment. Feedback on other assignments. Next week, email writing lesson. Next week – Friday, you have quiz #2. Business Memo Feedback This writing exercise was, […]

Teaching Methods: Lesson 10

by eslwriter on November 16, 2014

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This is week 12 of the semester, and lesson 10. This week we will be discussing chapters 18 (teach listening) and 19 (teach speaking) from the textbook. Teaching Objectives Improve student learning by reviewing chapters 18 and 18 with discussion questions. Improve lesson planning skills by presenting one 20 minute activity that integrates listening and speaking […]

Writing Class Week 11

by eslwriter on November 11, 2014

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This week the ESL students will combine the English writing skills they have learned so far this semester and begin to compose practical business documents. The first business document is an office memo. Business Memo Writing A memo is a business document that communicates information to people inside the company or to customers. Memos are typically […]

Teaching Methods: Lesson 9

by eslwriter on November 8, 2014

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This is week 11 of the semester, and lesson 9. This week we will be discussing chapters 16 and 17 from the textbook – no need to read chapter 15. Teaching Objectives Improve student learning by reviewing chapters 16 and 17 with discussion questions. Improve lesson planning skills by presenting two activities that emphasize lesson plan […]

Update Last Monday, we completed the analysis of the climate change argument. Time was short so today I would like to do a debrief. I am especially interested in hearing your ideas about the causes and effects of global warming. Here are a few discussion questions. What is the climate change argument? Briefly summarize the greenhouse […]