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Jun 17, 2011 - 3 comments


Tutoring with Erik wraps up next Friday.  I'm making him write me a 2 page short story in french about a 500 foot monster and made a deal that if he made a good effort in being creative, and minding grammar and verb conjugation, etc etc, that he could play video games on the last day as a reward.  haha  Today I decided to sweeten the pot by adding a barbecue to the list.   I have been making him do quite a bit verb & word drills lately, which he hates, so I think by now he deserves it.  haha   And after all;  If you want hard work, you must provide incentive.  :)

Once he's gone for the summer, I gain Young Mi's husband as a student.  And I will have a total of 4 students (one on vacation) between the remaining three, five nights a week.  :P   This becomes a little consuming.

Tonight I am consulting almighty Google for advice on some good pronunciation and very basic greetings and phrases exercises to prepare for next week.

My brain is mush from the run.

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by margypops, Jun 18, 2011
Well done was it as nerve wracking as you thought? I think adding a treat at the end is a very good idea .. rewards are a good thing ..Most children find French reasonable to learn ,German is the hard one .I had to do Latin, I don't think they teach it today in many schools although  it has had a rise of popularity since the chanting spells in Harry Potter. .lol

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by sdurelle, Jun 19, 2011
lol  Leave it to Harry Potter to revive a nearly abandoned language!  lol  Erik is my only younger student and also the only one who is learning french.  My other 3 students are adult & are learning English.

It was nerve-wracking at first... and still is.  Each week I seem to be getting ready for a new student.  And they'll all have more or less personalized lesson plans, depending on how each of them fare and what their personal goals for learning English are.

But so far so good!  I'm only getting started mind you but I think we'll all do very well. (^_^)

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by margypops, Jun 19, 2011
I am glad you are teaching English this is an English speaking country I have always thought it doesnt seem right that in California they have everything written/spoken  in Spanish aswell therefore enabling the immigrants not to bother learning English.You know if we went to France or Germany or any other country we are expected to speak the language of the country ,if we go to Mexico/Brazil  do they have all in English ?

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