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Cintia Costa
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I want to build a better world for everybody.
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People who make a difference - part 2
Let me share what happened in my classes about famous Canadians. We started one of the classes talking about who we would like to meet. At least four students mentioned they would like to meet Justin Trudeau because he has been helping many immigrants and r...
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People who make a difference as examples in exercises
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! I learned many important things from my former director Magda Silva when I taught Portuguese at Duke University in the United States, from 2011 to 2012. One of the things she taught me, after evaluating one of my tests, was...
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Last week
Day 23 We started the class talking about things we do to practice English. The students mentioned the following: watch TV, talk to people, listen to the radio, and others. I think it is very important for teachers to talk about language learning strategies...
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Sixth week
Day 20 We started the class talking about the long weekend. Some students had gone to the beach, others had gone camping and I told them I had gone to a lake for the first time. I showed a picture on Facebook of me in a lake near Winnipeg. I like to do that...
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Fifth week
Day 16 We started the week talking about our favourite times of the day. We learned the expression "Here you are" and the sight words "a" and "an". Using the clothesline, we reviewed the sentence "I have a / an _____." We reviewed some numbers and had a n...
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Fourth week
Day 12 We started the class talking about what we do to stay healthy. As the warm up, I drew parts of the body on the board and the students guessed the name of each part. Then I asked them the spelling of each word. We read the daily message about what we ...
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Third week
Day 8 We reviewed the parts of the body sticking slips in two volunteer students and we had fun. We also reviewed some greetings and the word STOP. They learned the words WALK and THE. We walked around our school to read some signs and some numbers. We read...
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Second week
Day 4 I had planned to teach other parts of the body but we spent more time reviewing and practicing the alphabet using various materials (puzzles, flashcards, and websites). We also had a chance to review the parts of the body in the warm up. I asked the s...
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First week
I have two groups of ESL Literacy, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I am going to write a summary of both classes. Day 1 I found out that the students already know the letters of the alphabet. I also realized that even though they are all litera...
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Getting ready for a new adventure - ESL Literacy
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