Re: [Mongolia_2003] Better late than never....
- Last minute pickups for Host family gifts and teaching
Both as a teaching resource and a gift: A picture
book of America. I bought two copies of "America
Icons" by Steve Gottlieb- very little writing and some
very interesting shots.
Another good resource is any collection of
childrens poems especially Shel Siverstein. If you
know many by heart that's fine but the book provides
humorous sketches. Visuals are key.
Other good host family gifts are money(coins and
dollar bills for the youngsters), stamps and small
trinkets, and things. I am debating on buying a fancy
American pen for my Host dad to give him when we part
ways. I think that would be a very good departing
gift. But as I think and I believe it is true that
for many of us money aint growin on them givin trees.
Just have something to exchange in order to show your
appreciation, although it might be fun to wait until
the last minute before you leave for your permanent
site, however, and then try ro find flowers for your
mother, perfume for your sisters and a nice masculine
and acceptable swordlike present for your father, as I
said earlier a nice pen. If any of you have any
other suggestions let us know. Jordan
--- "Joshua C. Gambrel" <rocketman_at99@...>
> Sain baina uu,__________________________________
> If anyone was interested in ideas for English
> teaching resources here
> are a few: a great book to use as a reference to
> teach English
> is "How to Teach English" by Jeremy Harmer.
> "Language Learning
> Strategies: What Every Teacher Should Know," by
> Rebecca L. Oxford is
> also good. "Learner English," by Micheal Swan, is a
> great resource
> book to teach from, as is "Don't Shoot the Dog: The
> New Art of
> Teaching and Traning" by Karen Pryor. If you want
> to check out a
> website look at TEFL.com or ESL.com. I will have
> various teaching
> resources with me, so feel free to ask me for lesson
> templates or the
> lessons themselves. Have a good weekend and I will
> see you all
> Yours truly,
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