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Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:04 am
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Location: Chatan, Okinawa, JA
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I started teaching English this year (April) and am unsure if Im doing it right. My classes are kind of ``Bara Bara``. I am wondering if having lessons that worked off each other is a better idea. For example, when teaching Action or something, start out with the vocabulary. Then, something a little more interactive, and then play a sports game or something. Do you guys usually do this?

By the way, Im teaching K-6.

Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:23 am
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Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:46 pm
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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Linking the themes together is a really good idea. The kids find it easier and they can re-use English they've learnt. For example in my curriculum we have a few chains of themes that go together, for example...

Do you like food? which then in the next week’s lesson links in to …

Do you like animals? Same English, different topic. The next lesson would be …

Do you have any pets? Same topic, new English. Then….

Baby Monkey family. Off the path you may say, but then we link it with the previous theme to get…

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

They all flow and overlap into each other, whilst all still being phrases that the kids ask and use all the time.

It’s such a fantastic feeling when you learn just one new phrase that you can mix into your skill set to make hundreds of brand new expressions.

Be genki,



Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:48 pm
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Yes! sometimes i did those things, but not at all times..

Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:53 am
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