Teaching ESL

Feb. 2007
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Author:  mesmark [ Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Feb. 2007

Well, again it's hard to really put a dent into this place anymore, but that won't stop me from trying.

Here's what's new.

Flashcards www.mes-english.com/flashcards.php

School building flashcards
Places Around Town 2
Aussie Animals
Classroom objects 2
Subjects (long awaited, yet still no feedback)
Nationalities 2.5 sets

Flashcard Worksheets www.mes-english.com/worksheets/flashcards/

Nature 1
Places 1
School building
Shapes and Colors
Sports (2 sets: play and go)

Coloring sheets:

Animals (38 different animals)


I did add some St. Patrick's Day award certificates (7 styles) over at www.123certificates.com That's probably all I will do for that this year. They are great rewards for St. Patrick's Day lessons and games. Check them out. You can find a direct link in the holidays section with the St. Patrick's Day materials. www.mes-english.com/flashcards/holidays.php

There may be some other things here and there as well.

Happy teaching,

Author:  funwithstories [ Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:59 pm ]
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I like your ideas of having textbooks to teach subjects!
For the most part I think you have done a fantastic job.
Just a few comments for those who will use them with
elementary children.
I think that students in Japan don't learn square roots or
chemistry H2O until at least junior high. Perhaps
a simpler representation would make it clearer to
younger students.
Also for Japanese and Spanish and French, students
may mix this for a social studies class.

HOwever, I haven't actually used them in class so I can't say
for sure whether any of these differences cause confusion.

my two cents

Author:  mesmark [ Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:23 pm ]
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Yay! Beg and ye shall receive.

I had a feeling that the lack of response on the subjects was because people weren't that excited about them. :cry:

I will admit, they could be better, but I like them though :mrgreen: They're much, much better than the old ones, IMO. Maybe that's why I like them.

In the end people might like them. I have a reason for all of the foreign languages. I use them to practice the present perfect and I have a game coming together that will use them.

"I have studied English for 3 years."
"How long have you studied French?"

They are designed for the teacher to use the large flashcards for introduction. The large flashcards are different from the handout and small cards. They have a lot more to the picture that will help younger students associate the book to the subject. If they see the large flashcard then they shouldn't be confused.

Author:  funwithstories [ Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:46 pm ]
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Aha, I see what you are saying. The large flashcards are much clearer. I think they are fantastic. They are the best subject cards I've seen yet! My guess is that subjects in general are harder to teach. At least for Japanese students there are fewer cognates and the words are hard for students to remember. When I do teach subjects though, I will definitely use your cards!

Great job!

Author:  Olinda Lima [ Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:47 am ]
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Hi, Mark
Splendid job, as you usually do. The new topics are great and I found the nationatities set very funny. I wonder if you could get a Portuguese 3D in your future work; it would be great.
I also find your awards splendid, but I can't use them, they won't print all right; may be it's my fault.
I thought you could use the same pictures and make a kind of bookmarks, mainly with pictures related with some special days. I frequently offer many to my students and they are always asking for more.
Bye, have a nice week

Author:  erinjk [ Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:34 am ]
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hey Mark!
Love the school subject flashcards, I could have used them a few months ago:D Very Simple to see that the subjects are and great pictures.

Am no longer teaching English in Japan, but hope to be able to use your site back here in Canada!

Author:  mesmark [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:54 pm ]
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Olinda Lima wrote:
I wonder if you could get a Portuguese 3D in your future work; it would be great.

I added a large 3D Portuguese flashcard to the site.

www.mes-english.com/flashcards/files/na ... _flash.pdf

You can create a medium flashcard by following the direction in this thread

Just choose 4x4 as your print setting.

Author:  Olinda Lima [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:05 am ]
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Hello, Mark, I've found your new flash card with the Portuguese nationality. It was very nice nice of you; it is a kind of present for me, so I have to say thank you. You are a nice fellow and you have been helping me a lot, but more than that, you have been a kind of a teacher. Whenever I see your work I discover new things I can do, new ways of doing things, so I have to say... thank you, many, many thanks.
Olinda :wink:

Author:  fede117 [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Feb. 2007


it seems like the Portuguese flag in 3D has disappeared. could you advise where this has been saved with a link?
Thank you
your flashcards are simply great

Author:  mesmark [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Feb. 2007

Fede117 - Welcome to the forums.

You can download the flashcard with the link above, but here it is again:
Portuguese flashcard 3D Nationalities

Please let me know if you are having troubles with that.

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