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上班族5個月雅思考試1戰7分+成績複查+Andrew上課

作者flyassassin (Charlie) 看板IELTS 標題 [心得] 上班族5個月1戰7分+成績複查+Andrew上課 時間Wed Jan 24 21:35:24 2018 一、 前言 L:7、R:8.5、W:5.5、S:7→ O:7 經過了5個月的努力(2017年7月至11月底),終於解脫了!去年11月底考完就想上來寫心得分享,苦於上班時間事情實在太多,擠 不出時間,一直拖到現在才上來寫。中間不服氣W只有5.5,還去申請複查,沒想到變成捐款活動 (第一次po長篇文,手動空白鍵盤版,排到眼花) …

雅思考試一戰overall 7心得+Andrew老師補習分享

作者chjun (authenticJ) 看板IELTS 標題 [心得] 一戰overall 7心得+Andrew老師補習分享 時間Sat Jan 20 20:42:41 2018 R:7.5 L:7.5 W:6 S:6 Overall:7 準備時間:Andrew寫作聽力班5週+自修1個月 背景:大學畢業/兩年前TOEIC845、TOFEL69(有考跟沒考一樣的分數) 考試地點:台北國際會議中心 (可以參考我當天考完後寫的筆試流程經驗分享 https://goo.gl/fNaEkA ) …

(18 of 50)   MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT: A Conversation with Someone who Disagrees (iii)

  A Conversation with Someone who Disagrees (iii)   Okay, the Chinese New Year Holiday is now finished, and tonight the teaching of IELTS Preparation begins again, and the new Saturday IELTS Course starts this coming Saturday (and it’s full, just like the Sunday class). I’m going to get very busy, so while I have some time, let us continue our imaginary conversation with that person who strongly disagrees with everything I have said. They are like the picture above, and they certainly don’t look happy, right? I will list their comments, and give my answers. …

(17 of 50) MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT

  Do you think this person will agree with me? Probably not. A Conversation with Someone who Disagrees (ii) Let us continue our imaginary conversation with that person who strongly disagrees with everything I have said. They are like the picture above, and they certainly don’t look happy, right? I will list their comments, and give my answers, and let’s move on to comment No.2 & 3. …

Another Two IELTS Classes Finish // It all starts again this coming Monday & Tuesday

Hi everyone. Yes, as the subject line states, AIS Term 1 is now officially over with the finish of the three weekday IELTS classes. Here are photos of two of them: the afternoon IELTS Writing & Listening, and the IELTS Reading & Speaking Course. There’s a few students missing from both of them [the media shy types, right?]. It was great teaching you all, and putting you on the path to IELTS success. Good luck in the future.   …

Last Class of the Saturday Course // Pizza time!

  Well, the Saturday IELTS Course finished last Saturday, and it was pizza for lunch! And below you can see me giving Brad my appreciation. Ha ha. By the way, do you like my beard? My wife says it makes my nose smaller – (and that’s supposed to make me feel better). Hmmmmm. Well, while the weather is cold, I can put up with a beard, but when the weather gets hot, it gets hard to tolerate. In the meantime, I can be the ‘seasoned and professorial type’. …

Another IELTS Sunday Intensive Course Ends // The next one starts next Sunday 28th (January)!

Well, another Sunday IELTS Intensive Course has just finished today. Wow, three months (every Sunday for 12 weeks) means I really get to know these people in the picture below, and really get to help them with the IELTS Test. Well, the next Intensive Sunday IELTS course is scheduled for next Sunday, February 28th January. Get in quick if you want a place, and I look forward to seeing you there, and helping you succeed in the IELTS test. …

13 of 45   MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT: A personal story

A Personal Story Maybe a personal story can make these five principles of CLT become clearer. This incident really opened my eyes and set me free (hence the picture).   This story is short and simple, and goes back to 1993, when I was doing my Cambridge TEFL Certificate Course, known as the CELTA. I had already taught for a year in Caracas, Venezuela, but there I had used a ‘grammar-translation’ method, and it somehow seemed wrong. I realised this in the first 10 minutes of the first class of my CELTA course. …

(13 of 50) MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT: A personal story

A Personal Story Maybe a personal story can make these five principles of CLT become clearer. This incident really opened my eyes and set me free (hence the picture).   This story is short and simple, and goes back to 1993, when I was doing my Cambridge TEFL Certificate Course, known as the CELTA. I had already taught for a year in Caracas, Venezuela, but there I had used a ‘grammar-translation’ method, and it somehow seemed wrong. I realised this in the first 10 minutes of the first class of my CELTA course. …

12 of 40   MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT

  One Important Point // CLT is a highly specialised and difficult skill   It is very important to realise that becoming conversant and skilled in CLT methodology takes years and years of dedicated effort. Just because of teacher studied CLT does not mean he or she will be good. There can be lazy teachers, corrupt teachers, and teachers with bad attitudes. To do it well, every lesson takes preparation, effort, and careful thinking. Following the CLT principles needs constant attention to detail, self-discipline, and self-control. Teachers need to constantly strive to get better, and it takes work if everything is going to fit together like the above picture! …

(12 of 50) MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT

  One Important Point // CLT is a highly specialised and difficult skill   It is very important to realise that becoming conversant and skilled in CLT methodology takes years and years of dedicated effort. Just because of teacher studied CLT does not mean he or she will be good. There can be lazy teachers, corrupt teachers, and teachers with bad attitudes. To do it well, every lesson takes preparation, effort, and careful thinking. Following the CLT principles needs constant attention to detail, self-discipline, and self-control. Teachers need to constantly strive to get better, and it takes work if everything is going to fit together like the above picture! …

11 of 40   MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT: The Principles of Modern English Language Teaching (vi): Conclusion

It’s time to unlock your eyes and really see the reality. The Principles of Modern English Language Teaching (vi): Conclusion   The most modern methodology of teaching English is loosely known as Communicative English Teaching, which is usually just called ‘CLT’. In the previous five posts, I explained its five central principles. So, what do you think? …

(11 of 50)   MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT: The Principles of Modern English Language Teaching (vi): Conclusion

It’s time to unlock your eyes and really see the reality. The Principles of Modern English Language Teaching (vi): Conclusion   The most modern methodology of teaching English is loosely known as Communicative English Teaching, which is usually just called ‘CLT’. In the previous five posts, I explained its five central principles. So, what do you think? …