- Do not (don’t) use contractions;
- Formal language;
- Write I look forward to hearing from you;
- Write your full name under your signature.
Note: the formal e-mail is the same as a formal letter, but in an email it is not used the address or date.
4 Things your student ought to know about learning:
- Learning is a process: Help your student to see that through dialogue and debate, everyone learns. You learn everyday, so be calm and do not give up. Keep trying.
2. Preparation matters: Be prepared. Study, read, write, but be prepared.
3. Reading takes time: Read effectively, and deeply. Read smartly. Read less, learn more.
4. Listening is important: Listen actively matters: it is a fundamental aspect of learning that is forgotten. Listen more, talk less.
- Get /get/: Is a commom verb in English. It has several meanings. It is a joker verb.
- Get = It means become (+adjective / past participle);
e.g. get angry (= become angry) / (get + adjective)
Get divorced (=become divorced) / (get + past participle)
Get fit (=become fit) / (get + adjective)
2. Get = It means buy / obtain;
i.e. Get a job (= obtain a job)
Get a book (= obtain a book)
Get a ticket (= buy a ticket)
3. Get (to) = It means arrive;
e.g. Get home (= arrive home)
Get to work (= arrive at wotk)
Get to school (= arrive at school)
4. Get = It means receive.
i.e. Get a present (= receive a present)
Get an email (= receive an email)
Get a text message (= receive a text message)
- Icebreakers: Ask student to introduce each other, to talk about their personal interests, and to get to know each other as early as possible;
2. Games: Make learning fun by teaching with games, quizzes, or drawing pictures;
3. Reading: Ask your students to read each others’ work.
4. Google: Think about asking one or more student to search out on the internet to make it easy when it has debate;
5. Control over to students: Encourage your students to develop the skills of facilitating discussions by involving them in running a session. Offer them feedback!