Maggi Carstairs's Blog – January 2009 Archive (3)

Online Virtual Classroom...Teaching a Multi Cultural International Online Class

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The Online Virtual English Class

Thousands of Koreans attend English Classes everyday trying to learn to speak a Language that is now deemed essential. All teachers of English in Korea are expected to be able to Speak English by 2010. Schools, Colleges, Universities and a myriad of tiny after-school centers pay enormous fees for native speaking… Continue

Added by Maggi Carstairs on January 6, 2009 at 7:17am — No Comments

Virtual MiniLife as aide to Teaching Conversational English

It started with Active Mates and a link where I could buy my friends. It looked fun so I did. This led me to My Mini Life and building houses for my friends to live in.

Suddenly I was part of a whole little Virtual World where people build little houses, and exchange visits and gifts, and get virtual money in points, by voting and… Continue

Added by Maggi Carstairs on January 6, 2009 at 7:14am — No Comments

Online Virtual Classroom

On the advantages of virtual, text-based discussions:

"... In all my years of teaching classes, there are always some students in the class who are very hard to get to speak up. You can ask them a direct question, but basically, unless they are put on the spot, these students will not volunteer their own opinions in class, and I think… Continue

Added by Maggi Carstairs on January 6, 2009 at 7:12am — No Comments


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