Monday, October 27, 2014

I am Learning Somthing New This Week



Hello My Colleagues,

This week, I learned new teaching techniques from "Forum" in how to make a good use of one video to serve the students educational needs and improve their skills either through building their vocabulary, helping them understand the different structure of different tenses, and encourage them to write stories through listening to a variety of sounds. I am considering it to apply in my classroom.  Not only that, but I also read the article of "Teaching Pronunciation for Adult English Language Teachers" that is really beneficial. Here in The Arab World, we do not have sounds in our language like /v/, /p/; therefore, when I teach sounds I have to demonstrate the differences between /b/ and /p/ also between /f/ and /v/. Moreover, the students face a great confusion in recognizing stress syllables. So as to help them get over this dilemma, I use the stress syllables and sounds methodology by Professor. Marsh The pronunciation Doctor that I have learned on the cyber and then later I had the chance to meet her last year in The US TESOL Convention, Portland, Oregon. She has a YouTube Channel which I highly recommended. Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFvT89dnx-4 for syllable stress and here is one for vowel sounds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DIvdf-XhcE..

I used to suffer in the past remembering my favorite website links after formatting my laptop, but Delicious.com has saved my day. Now I do not have to worry about losing links. Wherever and whenever I go, all what I have to do is to log in to this website and viola! I can see my favorite links.

It is amazing to learn something new everyday!

Regards,

Abeer Qumaishi
Yemen, Aden
 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Learning Webskills by Abeer Qumaishi


At last, I could log in to my blog after being this close to keep my sanity! I was so desperate due to facing a technical problem that occurred, and I thought that this course was over for me even before it really started. Right now, I am so happy to continue the journey with you. Blogging is an amazing way to express ideas. Nevertheless, I am still exploring blogger.com. It will take me sometime to know how to manage it.

This term, I am teaching high-intermediate levels. I have created a nicenet online class for my students which is an interesting way as they said.  


 I have read all of your blogs which are impressive, and they gave a feeling of excitement that I am joining a wonderful group.

Abeer Qumaishi
Yemen, Aden