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Marianne Raynaud is the author of "QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book" for teachers looking for effective, dynamic teaching methods and students wishing to improve their speaking skills.

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To Correct or Not To Correct… That is the Question! (Articles on ESL by Marianne Raynaud)

In this article Marianne Raynaud explains why teachers should—even must—correct their students when they are speaking. "Marianne’s ESL Teacher Tips" give ESL/EFL/ELT teachers advice about teaching important aspects of the English language: grammar, tenses, spelling, reviewing numbers, asking questions, posing conditions, using indirect speech, etc. Questions teachers often ask themselves will also be answered. In this article Marianne discusses correcting techniques—mainly oral correcting. All the material comes from "QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book". The essential thing is to teach "language" so that students can partake with pleasure in activities. Language skills should be practiced regularly and thoroughly. We cannot expect students to perform correctly if they are not given the linguistic tools they need. Language acquisition is essential for students to become operational! This tip is about correcting students.

The Raynaud Engish Course (Part 2) (Interviews with Marianne Raynaud)

Marianne Raynaud explains the meaning of "QualityTime-ESL teaching" and gives encouraging advice to teachers who wish to use more effective methods in their ESL/EFL classes.

The Raynaud Engish Course (Part 1) (Interviews with Marianne Raynaud)

Marianne Raynaud explains the meaning of "QualityTime-ESL teaching" and gives encouraging advice to teachers who wish to use more effective methods in their ESL/EFL classes.

The Best Way to Learn to Speak English (Articles on ESL by Marianne Raynaud)

Effective oral exercises (ESL/EFL podcasts) to progress dramatically and get very good scores on international exams like IELTS, International English Language Testing System, TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEIC, Test of English for International Communication, Cambridge ESOL exams such as CPE, Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2), CAE, Certificate of Advanced English (C1), FCE First Certificate in English (B2), PET, Preliminary English Test (B1), KET, Key English Test (A2), BULATS, Michigan Tests ECCE, Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (B2), ECPE, Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2), London Tests of English, LTE level 5 (C2), LTE level 3 (B2).

Your Students Don’t Speak English… And What to Do (Articles on ESL by Marianne Raynaud)

Marianne Raynaud explains why ESL/EFL students don’t learn to speak English… and tells teachers what to do to get the students/learners speaking. The latter need practice through oral exercises, lab work, listening comprehension, cloze exercises, guided presentations, intensive pair work, tutorials, worksheets with easy-to-understand keys. She says students can “teach each other” from keys, information sheets, or prepared exercises. Also assign speaking activities like the interactive drills in the "QualityTime-ESL Podcasts" and "Your English Podcasts" and give "oral" tests. If possible get a simple audio lab with voice amplifying microphones or at least iPods for the class..

Marianne Raynaud (Marianne Raynaud)

Marianne Raynaud is a consultant, speaker, author of "QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book". She is also the founder and webmaster of the QualityTime-ESL.com website. Her mission is mentoring emerging teachers. She worked for 24 years at INPG.

What Do Students Expect From Their Teachers? (Articles on ESL by Marianne Raynaud)

Generally, we know what we expect from our students. We use these criteria to evaluate their work, their participation, and often their behavior too. But do we ask the students what they expect from our courses? I have done so—especially when I felt the course was not going well. And this (...)

Fraud and Lies on eDreams Site (Marianne’s Other Worlds)

Sept. 14, 2015
I received two emails with a bill of sale for €129, and eDreams withdrew €169 from my bank account. Furthermore, the bill of sale is incomprehensible with €20 for currency conversion, and the client’s name and bank number are NOT mine!

Why Teaching Grammar IS Important (Articles on ESL by Marianne Raynaud)

Marianne Raynaud talks about why grammar is important in ESL teaching and how acquisition of correct English usage is sure to make students more eager to discuss or debate subjects in class. To feel at ease speaking students need to acquire the right linguistic tools. In class discussions it is not so much the topic that counts but rather the means the students have at their disposal to express themselves.

Marianne’s Free Diet to Change Your Body & Life! (Marianne’s Other Worlds)

Losing weight and fat is possible, even in just a couple of weeks. Marianne Raynaud gives free advice about altering your choice of foods to change your body and become a happier person without reverting to pills or substitute foods. Her free diet to go down in weight is explained here.

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