General Discussion: Teaching Englsih Abroad


FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

7 Apr 2006 13:57
How do you teach it if you dont know the language of the people you're teaching it too.

I've been wondering this for ages.
Cazerelli
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12039 posts since 16/5/03

7 Apr 2006 13:58
i dunno, my mates going to taiwan to do this in July….i will ask him now.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

7 Apr 2006 13:58
through the medium of dance

anadin
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6650 posts since 24/5/05

7 Apr 2006 13:58
you're usually with a teaching assistant
Cazerelli
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7 Apr 2006 14:13
Im teaching English as a foreign language, just like we would learn french or german at school. You only speak english within the lesson and the classroom, its basic stuff, and u can play games for example, such as 'simon says' but the kids will already understand simple nouns and adjectives. I'm doing it along with a TEFL qualification
Uncle bulgaria
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1476 posts since 3/7/05

7 Apr 2006 17:08
It's easy once you see the prepared course material you can get. You start with the basics which have cartoons to support the objects, expressions etc and once you build up the basic vocabulary, you use it to explain the new words.

I learned Portuguese from a teacher who cannot speak English and it was not too bad. It did help being able to ask someone else to explain things more clearly but translating rather than learning from scratch is more of a hinderance than a help.

thanks

Iain
snaye
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11089 posts since 24/10/02

7 Apr 2006 17:10
Uncle B are you now Fluent in portuguese?
Uncle bulgaria
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1476 posts since 3/7/05

7 Apr 2006 17:15
snaye wrote: Uncle B are you now Fluent in portuguese?

I can get along with most things but reading the newspaper is still a major undertaking a the language is so complex. Each verb can be spelled about 20 different ways depending on whether it is referring to the past, present or future, whether it is conditional and occasionally other factors. Then nouns have gender so this adds a further level of complexiry when adjective change depending on gender and plurality.

At least English has a basic structure, even if it can say the same thing in way too many ways.

thanks

Iain
Cazerelli
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12039 posts since 16/5/03

7 Apr 2006 17:16
looking at the title of the thread i'm not sure you should be teaching anywhere.
Charles Winthorpe III
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7 Apr 2006 17:19
Relfio wrote: looking at the title of the thread i'm not sure you should be teaching anywhere.


Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
SOS
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7 Apr 2006 18:39
Relfio wrote: looking at the title of the thread i'm not sure you should be teaching anywhere.

Laughing out loud
Murakami
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13344 posts since 9/5/05

7 Apr 2006 18:48
Read away my friend

http://www.jetprogramme.org/

Cool
Krate
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34 posts since 13/10/05

7 Apr 2006 19:10
I taught English for quite some time in Germany, can speak German but never told my students I could Smiling
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

7 Apr 2006 19:52
Relfio wrote: looking at the title of the thread i'm not sure you should be teaching anywhere.

Laughing out loud

FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

7 Apr 2006 19:53
Murakami wrote: Read away my friend

http://www.jetprogramme.org/

Cool

thanks - i dont wanna do it i dont think. but im gonna look at that.
shorty
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6805 posts since 16/4/03

7 Apr 2006 19:54
frenchfried wrote: through the medium of dance


am i the only one that properly LOLed at this
Murakami
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13344 posts since 9/5/05

7 Apr 2006 20:57
shorty wrote:
frenchfried wrote: through the medium of dance


am i the only one that properly LOLed at this

No , I did too Oops Laughing out loud
Ineff
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9855 posts since 7/4/04

7 Apr 2006 21:02
shorty wrote:
frenchfried wrote: through the medium of dance


am i the only one that properly LOLed at this

Made me laugh out loud too hahahaha…
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

7 Apr 2006 21:07
I swear there's a fuk member who's just gone to Japan for a year to teach English. All he said was that all you need is a Degree in whatever to qualify for a working visa… I guess that varies from country to country. Can't remember the company he went through, think it began with N, I'll look it up as it's my one of my girlfriends Economist magazines.
Murakami
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13344 posts since 9/5/05

7 Apr 2006 21:07
Murakami wrote: Read away my friend

http://www.jetprogramme.org/

Cool