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WHY DO EDUCATORS NEED TO BLOG

September 3, 2014 Leave a comment

blogging

Blogging is not something fresh today. Many people do blogging on many platforms everyday to record their life, share opinion, show themselves, and even make a full-time income just with a blog. Many people (and myself) are believe that blogging is not only a good way to learn and practice a language, but it also give us a nice platform for converting our language skills into something more and more.

Blogging is an activity to write something (or many things) into an internet canal. It just the same as writing in an ordinary book, and it just the same as publishing a printed book, but it’s different—we publish our writing virtually for much more people, wide-range of readers, crossing state line, and so it will influence much more people.

And because of those characters of blogging above, I do believe that blogging is not only about “writing theory”, a hobby in a spare time, or an activity to find out another kind of “happiness”. Out of that reasons, blogging is surely can help our education field—and many aspects of general life, of course. Don’t you see that nowadays, people teach other people on how to edit a photo, people show how to create a handicraft for kindergarten students, people post an article about how to fix our home printer or PC, etc.?

Now, one question: who did write all those interesting things on the internet? Are they a teacher? Pharmacist? Basket ball player? Farmer? Technicians?

The answer is: all people. All people now are blogging to share their knowledge and interest, to help other people to find out a problem solving, and of course, it may influence on other people’s life. Read more…

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2013 IN REVIEW

January 1, 2014 2 comments

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

WORK WITH ENGLISH, IS THAT YOUR DREAM?

June 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Why do you learn English? Is that an only must be-completed subject at school? Or, do you have a dream to have a career that rely on English? If you want to have a career related to English mastered, just have a look at the table below to see your chances:

No.

Career

Your chances

1. English book writer Write story, tutorial book, or any book type then contact book publishers in your town, or publish the book by yourselves. Or try work online:
Freelancer
2. Contributor for English magazine or newspaper If you like writing (short stories, poems, etc.), you can send your writing to English magazine or newspaper. The good, you may get some money from it.
Check: Magazines in Indonesia
3. Journalist, reporter, newscaster Usually, big TV or radio stations (although not in English countries) need English-fluent reporter or newscaster.
Check: Media Reporter Jobs
4. Translator, proofreader, interpreter, translation agency translatorscafe, proz, translatorsbase
or build your own translation agency.
5. Tour guide Is there any interesting tourist object in your town? Then why do not you go there and offer yourselves to be a tour guide for foreigners? You can go as a team too, with your friends.
6. Volunteer Some non-profit institutions are hiring volunteers for their social or education missions, such as IALF or the others. Spending your own spare time for writing educational English blog or managing an English club voluntarily is also good.
7. Ambassador Do you love (have a dream) to go abroad and meet various people? Do you love about politics, culture, social, and all about nation? Being ambassador may a good choice.
8. English teacher Being an English teacher? It is a standard ”mission” of common people to learn English. But no problem. It is a good profession.
9. Open an English course at home Teaching English does not always at school. You can open an English course at home too. It is so challenging!

So, which field that you might interest in?

Similar post: https://myenglishcamp.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/love-your-english-and-meet-your-future/ and https://myenglishcamp.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/what-can-i-do-with-my-english/

A METHOD OF TEACHING FIRST ENGLISH WORDS TO YOUR KIDS

May 28, 2013 Leave a comment

अनुभव र अनुभूति (Experience and Perception)

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I took this idea from play dough then tweaked it a little bit to make it work for new readers. To make a flip book for your child, you ’ll need the following materials:

  • A small spiral notebook
  • Scissors
  • Two different colored markers

Turn the notebook so that the spiral binding is a t the top. Cut several pages of the notebook in half ( from the spiral to the bottom) . Use one of the markers to write one lowercase letter on ea ch right hand page. I used the letters t, b, p, m, d, f, c. Use a differently colored marker to write the following ending sounds: op, a t, ed, in, u g. Now, have your child turn one page at a time (either the right or left side will work) and sound out the word he creates.

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MAKE A CROSSWORD WITH CROSSWORDS

February 9, 2013 Leave a comment
Crosswords

Crossword Maker

CROSSWORDS. Just as its name, this application offers something related to crosswords. But it is not a crosswords game, it is a crosswords maker. Not only crosswords, it can create a word-search module too.

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HISTORY OF ENGLISH IN 10 MINUTES

January 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Click the following link if the video preview doesn’t appear:

Morawa in English

A look at the history of the English language without the boring bits:

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LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS

January 18, 2013 Leave a comment

two minutes english

Having another new business has forced me to stay so far from this blog for weeks. But of course, I can’t let you all, my precious readers, feel disappointed. When you visit this blog again, you must be hoping that there is a fresh article, right? Just like me, if I visit my favorite blog while the contents are the same as I visited before, I would be disappointed.

Well, while I’m having a spare time I’d like to post about Speaking. Speaking, as a part of communication, sometimes is a hard thing to do, especially speaking a foreign language. And English, as a non-mother-tongue here in Indonesia, is still categorized as a language with a particular difficulty level. Actually, not only English. Learning a foreign language (whether it’s Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, etc.) has its own challenge. Luckily, not like any other languages, English is still “the easiest” language to learn. Because there are so many sites providing tutorials, audio podcast, and even video materials.

Weeks ago, my visitor named Nikitha Roy commented in my blog and left a link to http://www.youtube.com/twominenglish. I followed the link and found a great video collection to help beginners to speak in English. I do appreciate to Nikitha Roy for leaving the link. It is so helpful, even for me.

Watching a-few-minutes-in-duration videos from http://www.youtube.com/twominenglish has opened my mind that learning English is getting easier. We only need to download the video and burn it or play it directly to our students. It will be a great experience for our students because they can watch and repeat after the native speakers. We can also encourage the students to download the videos so that they can do a practice at home.

Learning English through a video is not something new here, of course. Most teachers only do it rarely. In fact, a video as a learning tool has stronger effect than reading textbook or listen to an audio podcast. Through video, students can watch the native speaker’s expression too.