Anna Yang

Ningbo, China

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Anna Yang
Posted over 1 year ago
Practice spoken English in effective ways
Yes,there are many foreigners here and there. But I don't encounter them very often. I want to practice English regularly.Now I can find many opportunities like TED conversation to practice English in writing.People can exchange ideas and thoughts.This is great. But I'd also like to improve my speaking.I believe it can be improved through interaction.
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Anna Yang
Posted almost 2 years ago
Optional course
Bart, I get it. I have kept the stories firstly. You said it. The knowledge we learn in the classroom has to connect with students' daily or real life.You know,in many Chinese schools,students learn to pass examinations not to use it in the real world. So I'm always thinking of using ways to balance those two aspects.
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Anna Yang
Posted almost 2 years ago
Optional course
Bart, You are so kind.I have found the story you mentioned. And thanks Mary,this is a good resource.I can find many stories in different levels. What's more,it's free.:) Easy to copy,print and restructure. I will let you know If I need help. TED is really a wonderful place where we can exchange different ideas in language teaching.
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Anna Yang
Posted almost 2 years ago
Optional course
Mary! :) This is what I want. You know,I want to write English poems,but I can't. I reviewed some poems but actually I still don't now how to write a poem. Now the template and the way to write our own poem you indicated above is very useful. Although the poem is simple,it connects to our own experience and life. I like it. And I love the poem you write about Mary and Anna. I do wear sunglasses.lol
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Anna Yang
Posted almost 2 years ago
Optional course
Bart, It's kind of you to be active on this topic and give us so creative ideas. Yes,only asking students to use English language to go through Chinese stories is not enough.As you said,I also think that students have to get familiar with the background knowledge,such as their life styles,attitudes,economy,politics,culture etc etc,of the target language.Without it,they can not understand language even if they know every word. But combining western stories with Chinese ones may not be an easy task. Anyway,I will think and see what kind of Chinese stories are suitable.
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Anna Yang
Posted almost 2 years ago
Optional course
Hello!George. Actually I like poetry because of its beautiful lyrics and rhythm.The thing is I don't know how to practice my skills in writing poetry. So I can't teach my students. Not only my students,also for me,I have a lot more to learn . By the way,I'm thinking if there is any poetry appropriate for pupils around 10 0r 12 years old.Maybe I can study from this level.:)
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Anna Yang
Posted almost 2 years ago
Optional course
Thank you for your creative ideas. It could be as a try. We can translate the Chinese story into English cause they are more familiar with our own country.In this case,they have more background knowledge about the story,which may motivate them to engage in the activities.