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    Opinions and advice needed

    I don't have only my students word for it, sometimes I have my break when she has her class so I can hear what's going on. On numerous occasions, I have heard her talking for around about 30 minutes in a 40 minute reading class. Her talking has nothing to do with the work. The quieter students...
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    Forums for ESL teachers?

    Does anybody know of an ESL teachers community or forum (or something along those lines) where members can get advice from others members about teaching, etc? I've done a Google search and checked out a few that seemed to be that, and it seems like they were a long time ago, but are no longer...
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    Opinions and advice needed

    So, perhaps my message was too long. I described the situation beacuse I wanted to provide background information. And the questions within the message were this: "What I want to know is this: is it normal to spend so much time just talking about random subjects in such a class? I feel like...
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    Opinions and advice needed

    It's not just A mistake though! It's numerous oversights in a single post! I came to this forum as I thought it was a place where ESL teachers offered help and advice to each other to enable teachers to teach better. I have asked numerous questions in my posts and nobody has answered a single...
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    Opinions and advice needed

    This message shows that you didn't read my message (the teacher is not Korean). It also doesn't answer any of my questions. Well, thanks anyway!
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    Opinions and advice needed

    They're speaking English, so of course it's good that they get to practice speaking but they also have a separate speaking/writing class. In my speaking/writing class we do more speaking and I get them doing paired activities to further maximize individual speaking times in that class.
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    Opinions and advice needed

    The students are in the last couple of years of elementary school, but this is South Korea the ultimate goal is to get them to be able to pass tests. They have a test in middle school which determines their high school and then the test in high school is THE biggest thing to decide their lives...
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    Opinions and advice needed

    We each teach two classes, I teach 1 and 2 which are the lower classes and she teaches 3 and 4. My level 1 class is definitely improving with their reading a lot. In my level 2 class I feel that some of them are improving but they complain a lot because they are friends with the students in her...
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    Opinions and advice needed

    Hello, I'd like to ask for people's opinions and ideas. I currently work as an ESL teacher in South Korea. One of the classes that I teach is called 'story reading class' and it is basically a reading class where the teacher chooses a book to work through for the month. The teacher pretty much...
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