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"Learn English" videos for Spanish speakers who aren't literate?

Can anyone recommend a beginner level English language tutorial series for Spanish speakers who cannot read or write in either language?
posted by jayCampbell on Jun 12, 2014 - 5 answers

How to say no to Cultural Education?

Help me make arguments against cultural education programs in Korean schools. [more inside]
posted by nile_red on Oct 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Advice for teaching English in Germany?

I'm getting my CELTA in July in Germany, and I'd like to teach English there afterwards. Help me be a good applicant for teaching jobs and an attractive tutor for freelance work! [more inside]
posted by edguardo on May 23, 2012 - 4 answers

When does helping become cheating

How much help is too much help when it comes to a friend's application to an accountancy training programme? [more inside]
posted by muhonnin on Feb 3, 2012 - 9 answers

So I actually CAN make money from home...

I'm looking for a fully online MA program in TESOL or a related field like Applied Linguistics, that is NOT meant for K-12 public school teaching, with the aim of professionalizing myself as an English tutor. I found the New School's program here, that would certainly cover all my bases, but I simply wouldn't be able to afford the cost. Can you help me find other options? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jan 9, 2012 - 5 answers

ISO ESL Advice

Please point me to excellent ESL beginner resources for a really motivated Chinese pupil... [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

"The" Ukrainian Needs Help with "a" grammar issue.

Can you help me explain how and when to use articles (a/an/the) to a non-native English speaker? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Documentaries and radio transcripts for improving British English?

I've been thinking about improving my (received) pronunciation by reading out loud in English. Need help finding materials online. [more inside]
posted by earthwormsleg on Oct 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Comic strip suggestion for an english language learner?

My german friend loves reading Calvin and Hobbes (in english). What would be a good comic strip to get her into? What strips are still funny to ESL readers? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

louder please

How to help pupils to sing ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on May 19, 2011 - 15 answers

Orbus sensualim pictus for the modern language learner

I'm trying to find public domain e-books of English language teaching material that I can adapt into online courses. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on May 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Is "What's your favorite lunch menu?" appropriate question for ESL textbook?

ELT-filter: I'm arguing that "What's your favorite lunch menu?" is Japanese-English phrasing that shouldn't be included in an English textbook. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on May 9, 2011 - 37 answers

Show, don't tell!

Tutoring two 2nd-grade students in writing more creatively. I'm a creative writing grad student, so no sweat right? Wrong. Their first language isn't English. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Apr 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Tasty

American cooking : If someone from Europe was your guest, someone with a sweet tooth, and you really wanted to treat that person to a special dish representing a genuine sample of your State's cooking, what would it be ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 14, 2011 - 79 answers

Three's a crowd?

Help me brainstorm groups of three words to help a student study for a test. [more inside]
posted by kathrynm on Apr 9, 2011 - 7 answers

easy on the bawdy

I'd like to find funny, slightly bawdy songs suitable for teenagers. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 4, 2011 - 31 answers

I want to go, but I'm afraid...

I want to go overseas. I'm terrified of the prospect. Um, help? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Feb 8, 2011 - 18 answers

What is the most effective technique for making oneself understood by non-native English speakers?

I only speak English and I live in a country where much of the English spoken is devoid of plurals and tenses and has a very limited vocabulary. In order to communicate most effectively, would I be better off speaking in technically correct sentences or simplifying my speech similarly? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer on Jan 17, 2011 - 20 answers

How to learn English through reading ?

I'm looking for book recommendations for teenagers learning English. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Dec 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Let it flow

I'd like to use rap to get some kids into writing / performing. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Dec 7, 2010 - 4 answers

teenage RPG suggestions

I'd like to introduce some kids to the RPG realm, as part of an ESL class. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Nov 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Halloween songs

What are your favorite Halloween themed songs, suitable for an esl class ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Oct 20, 2010 - 15 answers

do they make you smile ?

I'd like to learn and sing traditional English songs with a twist. I mean funny songs. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Oct 5, 2010 - 7 answers

How to outreach to adult ESL program prospects?

Do you know any tried and true methods of outreach to adult ESL program prospects? We need ideas for spreading the word about this program and hopefully, enrolling new participants. What has worked for your organization? [more inside]
posted by tamitang on Sep 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Blah blah blah web 2.0

Teaching English to a class of university-aged students. There will be one laptop and one projector in the classroom. I've never used technology in the classroom before. Help! [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Sep 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Can you help me put my GED class together?

I'm putting together a GED class for ESL adults. How many 3-4 hour sessions would you imagine it would take to prepare them (there will probably be ~10 people)? Since I will have no funding for the class (books, worksheets, etc.), would anyone happen to know of any online instructional resources? Does anyone have any other tips?
posted by tomtheblackbear on Jul 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Irish Songbook

I'd like to sing some good Irish songs with a bunch of kids (I play the guitar) to have them learn something about Irish culture. Could you point at some meaningful, beautiful, traditional Irish songs ? (Tabs, melody, lyrics and background resources welcomed).
posted by nicolin on May 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Considering teaching ESL in Korea

I'm considering going to Korea to teach English, but am having some doubts. Should I still do this? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Mar 17, 2010 - 21 answers

How can I become a better writer in English?

Help me be a better writer in English (as a second language) [more inside]
posted by papalotl on Jul 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Me fail English? That's unpossible!

I have an essay due. I have to write to what extent I agree or disagree with the following sentence: "In The Descent of Man, Darwin noted that human beings, for all their sensibilities and “god-like intellect”, still bear in their bodily frame the indelible stamp of their lowly origin." I'm having ESL problems, because I understand (I think) what each word means, but I don't understand what the sentence put together is saying. Can anyone explain it to me?
posted by shaka, when the walls fell on Apr 3, 2009 - 13 answers

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