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A small correction of my earlier question:

Does code switching help Foreign/second language learners learn better? If yes, how?

Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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English / Re: An Ideal ELT lesson!: Some tips
« on: April 23, 2017, 09:53:37 AM »
You're welcome Mr. Golam Rasul. It's very encouraging to bump on to colleagues from other departments. Thank you indeed.
Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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English / Re: Difference between a school master and a station master
« on: April 23, 2017, 09:51:43 AM »
Madam Sarjana Ahter (Is the spelling OK?),
Madama Arfuna and
Hasan Ashik Sir:
I didn't quite get what you meant. I'm still waiting for Tamanna to come and collect her reward. I guess, we have to move Moral sir from his cubicle. Or else, Tamanna will never reach my C-cell.
Anyway, thanks to all  for popping into my posts.
Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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English / Re: Difference between a school master and a station master
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:32:05 PM »
I can't see your reply, Arfuna. How did you want to respond?

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English / Re: Difference between a school master and a station master
« on: April 16, 2017, 06:56:33 PM »
Well done, Tamanna! 10 out of 10. Collect your reward whenever you want to.

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English / Re: Difference between a school master and a station master
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:58:41 AM »
Incidentally, that question was asked to an erstwhile CSP aspirant. The reply was very witty and interesting. Anyway, still there is time to respond before I give up. Thank you
Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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English / Difference between a school master and a station master
« on: April 15, 2017, 12:06:08 PM »
Teacher? Well, may be this is my fault. I can't access Mr. Laskar's post on Teacher. Still,  I have got a question here:

" What is the single difference between a school master and a station master?"

Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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English / Re: Code switching in EFL/ESL class lesson
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:58:47 AM »
Colleagues, I just request your short response to only one question now:

Does code switching help learners of EFL/ESL  learn better? If yes, how?

Thank you.
Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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Colleagues, Now I just request your response to the question below: Please....!

Does code switching help learners learn better? If yes, how?

Thank you.
Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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Lord Macaulay said the following about India in 1835 in British Parliament.
 
"I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation."

Macaulay's "Minute Upon Indian Education"

"To remove all doubt, however, Macaulay produced and circulated a Minute on the subject.[7] Macaulay argued that support for the publication of books in Sanskrit and Arabic should be withdrawn, support for traditional education should be reduced to funding for the Madrassa at Delhi and the Hindu College at Benares, but students should no longer be paid to study at these establishments.[8] The money released by these steps should instead go to fund education in Western subjects, with English as the language of instruction. He summarised his argument:

    To sum up what I have said, I think it is clear that we are not fettered by the Act of Parliament of 1813; that we are not fettered by any pledge expressed or implied; that we are free to employ our funds as we choose; that we ought to employ them in teaching what is best worth knowing; that English is better worth knowing than Sanskrit or Arabic; that the natives are desirous to be taught English, and are not desirous to be taught Sanskrit or Arabic; that neither as the languages of law, nor as the languages of religion, have the Sanskrit and Arabic any peculiar claim to our engagement; that it is possible to make natives of this country thoroughly good English scholars, and that to this end our efforts ought to be directed."

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English / Re: Code switching in EFL/ESL class lesson
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:54:26 PM »
I really wonder  why colleagues are quiet on this important issue. Come on "busy bees", let's spare our "honey buzz" here. Thanks.

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English / Differentiated Instruction for a successful lesson
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:50:34 PM »
One needs to ensure-
Differentiated Instruction
One would:
build lessons, develop teaching materials, use "realia" with practical life examples and vary their approach so that all students, regardless of where they are starting from, can learn content effectively, according to their needs.
That's "Do", isn't it?
Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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One needs to ensure-
Differentiated Instruction
One would:
build lessons, develop teaching materials, use "realia" with practical life examples and vary their approach so that all students, regardless of where they are starting from, can learn content effectively, according to their needs.
That's "Do", isn't it?
Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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English / Re: An Ideal ELT lesson!: Some tips
« on: April 12, 2017, 05:48:43 PM »
One needs to ensure-
Differentiated Instruction
One would:
build lessons, develop teaching materials, use "realia" with practical life examples and vary their approach so that all students, regardless of where they are starting from, can learn content effectively, according to their needs.
That's "Do", isn't it?
Shams Hoque
Associate Professor in English
DIU

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English / An Ideal ELT lesson!: Some tips
« on: April 12, 2017, 04:30:25 PM »
Some Do’s in an English lesson:
•   Use a variety of strategies. (Thought-provoking questions, pair-work, group work, peer-teaching, peer-checking, short acting out,
       debate on lesson issues bla, bla, bla…)
•   Act like a teacher. Both students and teachers will look up to you as a role model. Act professional.
•   Make class interesting. Prepare a variety of activities, quick tests, and games.
•   Be consistent with the rules. You shouldn’t play “favourites”---make sure you treat all your students equally.
•   Plan your lessons ahead of time. Winging it doesn’t work. You will have to think about what you want to teach before you enter
        the classroom.
•   Make sure the topic is appropriate. Avoid issues that might spark sentiments.
•   Speak clearly and loudly maintaining good pronunciation,acceptable accent and appropriate intonation .
•   Tell the students why you want them to do something.
•   Expect the unexpected.  Always have a back-up plan.
•   Ask your students for feedback. They might also have suggestions for things that you can do in class.
•   Adapt your teaching style. Some students like to thinking things over and have everything perfect before speaking. Others want   
        to shout out the answer as soon as they know it.
•   Bring “realia” into the classroom. Pictures from magazines, photos from home,                stories from you own life, real 
        objects
        make lessons come alive.
•   Group English language learners in mixed-ability groups.
•   For new skills and knowledge expect the ELLs to produce work in English at their own levels.
•   Use it sparingly to address cultural incompatibility or language-specific pragmatism

Some Dont’s:
•   Wear weekend clothes to class. Jogging pants, jeans or shorts aren’t acceptable.
•   Dumb students down. Just because they can’t answer a question, Ask a different    question or see if someone can help the   
        student.
•   Embarrass your students.
•   Translate or paraphrase everything into L1.
•   Code switch for ELT.

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