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Modern Languages & ELL

French, German, Mandarin, Arabic, ELL - this is the group for you if your teaching teaching folks second languages. The photo is of Larry and Balki from the 80s sitcom "Perfect Strangers"

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Comment by Karen M Adrian on June 26, 2013 at 7:19am

Welcome Kelly!  I hope you enjoy Japan!

Comment by Kelly Farrow on June 25, 2013 at 5:16pm

Hey!! I just joined your group b/c I'm off to Japan in a month w/ my husband to live in Okinawa and teach English in Japanese public schools!! I will most defs be on this Ning to get ideas and suggestions from you fabulous people!! Thanks in advance for all you're doing in this exciting field. (It's totally new to me as a library media specialist, so your expertise will be very helpful.)

Comment by Ryan Goble on June 29, 2011 at 10:01pm

Hey Angela, Thank you for sharing that - do consider moving it up above into the discussion forum above so it has a URL - things posted here on the wall tend to get buried over time!

Ry:)

Comment by Angela Weigle on June 29, 2011 at 10:07am

Here's a great web site for those of you who might be interested in using comics to teach ELL.  Brian Boyd teaches in Thailand.  He's posted tons of free resources for language arts teachers.

 

Brian Boyd's web site

Comment by Ryan Goble on February 8, 2011 at 2:39pm
Hi Kathy - this is a great question. Unfortunately, big questions on the comment wall are not easy for folks to respond to and get buried over time.

Would you consider moving this questino above in the discussion forum? When you post your ? above your "affinity group" peeps can give you feedback. Because forum ?s have URLs it will be in there for the next person with a similar ? AND I can broadcast the question to the whole Ning on crowdsource Tuesday.

Ry:)
Thanks to both of you for getting in the mix - as always - please share more cool ?'s and ideas!
Comment by a.j. on February 8, 2011 at 1:42pm
 

I'm looking for some new/fresh ideas on how to teach Don Quijote.  We've done the draw a picture to describe what took place in that episode.  We've acted out the episodes.  We've drawn cartoons to replicate the action (using more basic and current vocabulary).   We have also written our own episode (as well as acted it out, taped it and watched the new episodes in class).    I have a crossword puzzle in the works for the review of a future episode.   We've also watched a movie and discussed from there as well.  However, I do not want us to fall into the read/talk rut.  I'd love to hear your ideas on how to mix this up a bit.   Thanks!

Comment by Ryan Goble on December 9, 2010 at 4:06pm
Hi Sydney - this is a great question. Unfortunately, big questions on the comment wall are not easy for folks to respond to and get buried over time.

Would you consider moving this questino above in the discussion forum? When you post your ? above your "affinity group" peeps can give you feedback. Because forum ?s have URLs it will be in there for the next person with a similar ? AND I can broadcast the question to the whole Ning on crowdsource Tuesday.

Thanks to both of you for getting in the mix - as always - please share more cool ?'s and ideas!

RRG:)
Comment by Sydney Eagleton on December 9, 2010 at 12:38am
I am teaching English in Japan and am stuck on the subjunctive. I teach an Oral Communications class, which is the real problem. It's one thing to give grammar rules and have the students do rote memorization and then fill out worksheets, but how do I get them using the subjunctive in conversation, in class?
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 7, 2010 at 4:15pm
Thanks for sharing this Melissa - hopefully someone In LA will benefit from your lead!
Comment by Melissa Motes on July 7, 2010 at 4:14pm
I received this information from other group to which I belong. If you know of anyone in Louisiana who needs a job teaching Spanish, please forward the info below.

Thanks!

Subject: FALL 2010 - URGENTLY NEED HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER

JULY 6, 2010

RE: URGENT NEED OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER --ST. TAMMANY PARISH

I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU WOULD FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO YOUR DATABASE
DIRECTORY OF SPANISH/FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS:

THERE IS AN URGENT NEED OF A SPANISH TEACHER AT NORTHSHORE HIGH SCHOOL
IN ST. TAMMANY PARISH [100 PANTHER DRIVE]. YOU MUST FORWARD YOUR RESUME
TO THE SCHOOL WITH THE ATTENTION OF DR. MICHAEL PETERSON AND THE ST.
TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, ASSIST. SUPERINTENDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES,
MR. PETER JABBIA, IN COVINGTON,LA.

START DATE IS AUG 5, 2010

SPANISH 1 AND 2. IF NOT CERTIFIED SPANISH, PERHAPS THE SCHOOL BOARD CAN
HIRE YOU ON A "T" CERTIFICATE. [TEMPORARY]

IF NOT INTERESTED, PLEASE PASS ALONG TO PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND
GROUPS, AND FRIENDS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
MR. PETER JABBIA
P.O. BOX 940
321 N. THEARD ST.
COVINGTON, LA 70434

985-898-3246

---------------------------------
SEND ALSO A COPY TO:
NORTHSHORE HIGH SCHOOL
DR. MICHAEL PETERSON [OR SPEAK TO ONE OF THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS ON
SUMMER OFFICE DUTY]
100 PANTHER DRIVE
SLIDELL, LA 70461
 

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