http://englishlanguageesp.blogspot.com/2009/12/english-on-line-most-affordable-on-line.html

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

BLOOD LETTING IN S.KOREA

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"I have a small dream...and that is for people to make a difference by donating blood even to foreigners.
Who knows, perhaps there will come a time that one of the member of your family will need it or... you!"






( JONG-SUL PARK -  Head  Promotion & Marketing Team Blood Service Headquarters, SEOUL KOREA
He also mentioned ADD 30th anniversary -  http://www.elisoriano.com/  )

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR KOREA



(invitation:  VIEW MY ENTRY IN YOUTUBE " I LOVE KOREA, BECAUSE..." VIDEO CONTEST BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA -MOFAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poNNTVFefJM
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Vital information about requirements in applying for visa to go to South Korea.
The step by step upon entering the S. Korean embassy for visa applicants. New address of S.Korea embassy etc.

KOREAN EMBASSY NEW ADDRESS IN THE PHILIPPINES
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR KOREAN'S SISTER/BROTHER IN L...
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINO MARRIED TO KOREAN (...
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD WHOSE MOTHER IS MARRIE...
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR PARENTS OF A FILIPINO MARRIE...
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS IN THE PHI...
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESSMEN
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINO MARRIED TO FOREIGNE...
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR KOREAN'S PARENTS IN LAW
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR RELIGIOUS WORKERS
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR F21 VISA (Marriage VISA)
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR C4 (short term employment fo...
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINO MARRIED TO MILITARY...
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDYING ABROAD
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES
PROCEDURES FOR APPLICANTS: TO ALL VISA APPLICANTS...


( You can find it all in the blog:
http://visaforkorea.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ROSETTA STONE OR PINSLEUR LANGUAGE PROGRAM vs PERSONAL TUTOR

(invitation:  VIEW MY ENTRY IN YOUTUBE " I LOVE KOREA, BECAUSE..." VIDEO CONTEST BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA -MOFAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poNNTVFefJM
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Ask yourself:
Are you an Auditory Learner?Are you a Visual Learner?
Are you a Tactile/Kinesthetic Learner?
Know your preferred learning style.

Then, do you have lots of time to study in front of a computer? And last, do you have financial capacity to spend for Rosetta Stone or Pinsleur?

Why are you going to spend so much with those programs since there are lots of various language learning program in video, audio, printed lessons etc. for FREE! Just be patient surfing the net to look which is interesting and enjoyable.

If you are a busy person you can't use ROSSETA language software programs when you are driving, walking, riding or while removing your doo doo.

While through MP4 or tapes or printed materials, flash cards your learning will be flexible. Though, Pinsleur 's is audio but the disadvantage is that there is no printed or visual materials but only audio. Therefore, it will not fully help you if you are a visual learner.

Better to spend your money to look for a personal tutor or go to the country of your target language.

What are the benefits of tutoring?
Tutoring can be beneficial in many ways. Here are some of the benefits.
• Provides personalized attention
• Improves grades
• Increases knowledge and understanding of subjects
• Increases motivation to succeed
• Provides intensive practice
• Allows progress at own pace
• Leads to better use of study time
• Improves self-esteem and confidence
• Encourages higher levels of learning
• Encourages self-directed learning
• Reduces competition
• Provides praise, feedback, and encouragement
• Provides review of skills not mastered but no longer taught

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May 20, 2012 Entry to the video contest" I LOVE KOREA , BECAUSE..." , submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea.

The video is about my reason why I love Korea. I visited S. Korea for 5 times within a span of 2 yrs. only (2010-2012) and learned their history, culture, arts and people. 

In addition, it shows visually how friendly, accommodating they are to foreigners specially to Filipinos like me. (not racist). 

Concept, Written and Directed by: GERALDINE A. HERRERA - Philippines
( email: maestraviajes2004@gmail.com) 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TEACHER GIE's VISIT TO SOUTH KOREA


gorgeous Wed, May 12, 2010 12:05:15 PM


Last April 28th, my previous tutor in the Philippines visited Korea. She had stayed for 10 days, until May 9th. She was my tutor when I was in the Philippines as an exchange student in 2008.
I couldn't believe she can come to Korea to meet me, as well as her other students. Since she is a host in UNTV channel, she also had to shoot Korean cultures and sceneries. She stayed in Seoul for few days. I got a day-off on a Friday, and I visited Seoul to see her. She had to participate in an interview at the Philippine embassy, near Noksapyung station.

To meet her, I got up early on Friday morning, I ran to Daejeon Station to take a train to Seoul. However, I was late, the train had passed by in front of me. I couldn't get on. I couldn't but to buy a ticket for the next train to Seoul. After having hard time to travel to Seoul, finally, I met teacher Gie, with her colleagues. It had been almost 2 years since we last saw in the Philippines. It was really nice to see her.

The people who were with T.Gie were taking a video for her program. I was also in there, as a tour-guide. They told me I would be on TV too. We walked to, "The war memorial museum of Korea". It was my first time to see it. In front of the museum, on a big square ground, there were some armies marching. Every Friday 2pm, they are having a big march. When we were there, they were practicing in preparation to the performance. After watching it, we went inside. It was open to everybody for free. There were many memorial things such as: old weapons, clothes, name tags and miniatures describing some Korean wars. I saw, "Turtle ship" model. It was awesome. Though I had no much knowledge about Korean history, I tried to explain some exhibitions to the Philippines. We had lunch after touring inside museum.

After that, we visited Citi bank to change my bankbook.
The bank where we went was the headquarters ( main branch) of "Citi bank ", so it was very big and high. We rode an elevator and went up to almost 20th floor.
T. Gie wanted to open a saving account in the bank, but she couldn't.

Anyway T.gie and I went out and took a taxi to go to Nam san Tower. The taxi driver took us to the terminal of cable car. We bought two round tickets for the cable car. Finally, we went up to the tower and met other fellows. All together we went up to the observatory. With the telescope in the observatory, we observed the whole city; Seoul. They all liked it.

While we are resting, James contacted me, who was an exchange student in the Philippines with me. He was told T.gie came to Korea, so he is coming to see us. We met him at Seoul station, and went to Shinchon, near Leehwa women's university. And for having dinner, we went to a restaurant serving shabu shabu noodle. We had a great time having dinner. After dinner, we separated, James went his place to his friends, I went to my friend's house and T.gie together with Rustan went to theirs.

The next day, I was at the Children's grand park with my friend. Since it was really sunny day and the place was near her house, we couldn't help going there. We took a lot of pictures in front of flowers, a big fountain, and other good places with various themes. My friend treated me late lunch at the Outback. We were full after eating the delicious foods: spaghetti and salad.

Afterwards, I was supposed to meet my sister, Christine; to meet T.gie in Uijeongbu. We met at Namdaemoon, the South gate and got on a subway, line number 1. It took us there about 40 minutes to go to Uijeonbu station. Some guys welcomed us and took us to their place. There were some more Filipinos . We greeted and had dinner together. T.gie, Christine, and I went to a motel to spend the night. We had some conversations and got tired, so we fell asleep. The place we were staying was little bit dry, so we had difficulties sleeping.

On Sunday, the next day, we had shooting with VANK members. Actually, I didn’t know what VANK is. There were around 8 Koreans who were acting as VANK members. They were only high school students, but they were really good at English. And it made me surprised and proud. But it also made me downcast because I thought they are better than me regarding English speaking skills though, I’m working in Hagwan as an English teacher.

I was interviewed about my experiences in the Philippines last 2008, . But I didn’t organize my thought so I regret little bit. Anyway, it was good experience in the Philippines. When I was there, I met T.gie who is caring for me like my real mom.

We had great time in Seoul, and we went to Dondaemoon, the East gate, to buy some clothes for Christine. Because she will be shooting with a very feminine clothes in a music video. It took about 4 hours to choose to fit the concept for the music video. I got very tired and it was time to come back home. So I just took out my hamburger set from the Lotetteria. I brought it KTX and ate while I was traveling to Daejeon.

Staying in Seoul was very tiring, but it was really good to meet many people, especially, T. gie, in Korea. I hope she’ll come back to Korea again with God's blessing.
Thank you anyway!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

“English indeed continues to penetrate the Filipino society”...

It is also confirmed when Andrew Gonzales of De La Salle stated in his writing Language Planning in Multilingual Countries: The Case of the Philippines, the policy and reality do not match. English continues to dominate government and business transactions at the highest levels as well as international communications and education, especially science and mathematics classes, at all levels and all subjects at university level.

Also Gavin Hughes wrote the Preserve the Native Languages of the Philippines not only is the current policy destroying the cultural heritage of the Philippines, it also makes no economic sense. Speaking Tagalog fluently does not ensure work or even education opportunities. With Tagalog but no English, one cannot attend university. But with English alone, all university doors are open. It is skill in English that increases employability, both in the Philippines and abroad. Instead of focusing on Tagalog, students need to focus on their own native languages and English.
While according to Manuel Faelnar ( a Palanca Awardee for Literature) The Philippine National Language Policy is killing our non-Tagalog languages. While in 1948 only 18% of Filipinos spoke Tagalog as a first language, by 1995 this had gone up to 29.29% or one third of the population. On the other hand, while in 1948, 25% of Flipinos spoke Cebuano, by 1995 this had gone down to 21.17%. In 1948 13% of Filipinos spoke Ilocano and another 13% spoke Ilonggo. By 1995 the percentage of Filipinos speaking these two languages had gone down to 9.31% and 9.1%% respectively.

In 1948, Bicol was spoken by 8% of the population. By 1995 this was down to 5.69%. Waray was spoken by 6% of Filipinos in 1948. By 1995 only 3.81% of Flipinos spoke Waray. Pampangan or Kapampangan was spoken by 3% of Filipinos in 1948. By 1995 this had gone down to 2.9%. Pangasinense suffered the biggest loss. in 1948, 3% of Filipinos spoke Pangasinense. By 1995 this had gone down to a miserable 1%. The biggest lose of speakers were for Waray, Bicol and Pangasinense but all non-Tagalog languages suffered tremensdous losses.

In my point of view, I think having 120 different dialects and languages in the Philippines illustrate how providential we are to other countries. Because first, difficult to learn dialects could be a vital tool for codes during emergencies like the Navaho during the World War II. And second, those words in other dialect or languages that are easy to learn could use for scientific terms or trade as what I read about Dr. Dacudao of SOLFED, Inc. writing where he cited these two practical reasons for preserving the diversity of Philippine languages.

I also read about the longitudinal studies being conducted by Diane and Greg Dekker, and Dr. Stephen L. Walter, under the auspices of SIL International and the Philippine Department of Education, in Lubuagan, Kalinga, Philippines are showing that children being educated using their mother tongue first are out-performing students being educated in Filipino-first and English-first, by a difference of 40 percentage points. Philippine educators, the Department of Education, and other policy makers are taking time to familiarize themselves with mother toungue-first multilingual education, and are examining whether the time is right for a change in Philippine education policy.

Therefore, it is imperative that the government just focus on how all dialects and languages in the Philippines will thrive and not disappear by appealing and creating a lucid policy thus making our country a multilingual republic. So that our students may now focus on using their own native languages as according to study that a the child using their own native language understands- enables to immediately master curriculum content, and not only that but, affirms the value of the child, cultural and language heritage.

But, how could this be viable where our very own head leader of our country is not supporting these views but instead refute? She- president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has once again highlighted the importance of English in the issue of Executive Order 210, an order establishing the policy to strengthen the use of English as the language of instruction as she deemed it necessary “to develop the aptitude, competence and proficiency of our students in the English language to maintain and improve their competitive edge in emerging and fast-growing local and international industries, particularly in the area of Information and Communications Technology”.
No wonder why a lot of new generations now are more preferred to use in expressions of surprise and intimacy and about nostalgic moments are wanted to be in English but are currently in Tagalog. The language preferred in the wider community is also English, moving from Tagalog. The students were not hesitant to admit that Taglish dominates the school – amidst the implementing policies – but they would like to adhere to the policy still and use English. A shift to English is also wanted when communicating with co-workers, when it is also currently done in Taglish. English remains to be the most common language used and also as the language preferred in the media (radio, television, and newspaper), popular literature (magazines and comics), and books; while praying, in telling time; and when giving interest rates and writing technical reports. The retainment of English is also preferred at work, at work when speaking with one’s superior, and during marketing transactions. Tagalog is the most common language used at present and also the language preferred at home, when talking about confidential family matters and contacting absent family members, and in the neighborhood and the wider community. Taglish is the language currently used and also the preferred language when conversing among peers. There is preference for Tagalog when shopping, though Taglish is currently in use and still follows Tagalog in the same verbal activity.

Monday, February 15, 2010

THE BIRTH OF GRAMMAR


"Of all the areas investigated by developmental psycholinguists, the acquisition of grammar has been studied the must intesive. Much of this can be related to the development of transformational - generative (TG) grammar, the most influential school of linguistics to affect the study of language over the past four decades. It has always been involved most centrally with the study of sentences."


1) A dictionary has many thousands of words but not just any words can be put together to make a sentence.

2) Grammar must still be our concern, especially because English is not our native language. If we are not going to take it seriously, there will always be something missing.

3) On of the example why rules in sentences / paragraphs were invented because of the following sample lines:

longagopeoplewrotewithnospacebetweenwordstheyuseinfactnomarksofunctioationatallbutwritingwasveryhardtoread

Ancient Greek writers saw the difficulty of reading this kind of line...So, about twenty five hundred years ago, they began to place a short line under or beside the words in a sentence that began a new topic or idea. They called this line paragraphos, which means " writing beside".

" Finally, it is quite rare for youngsters to repeat the same word twice in forming their little sentences; children are parsimonious with their language and make each word count." ( pg.15 - SURVEY ACQUISITION)

In my opinion, " parsimonious", is a wrong choice of word. Because, if we are going to look the meaning of the word in the dictionary it doesn't match. Children are not parsimonous with their language but rather they are just restricted/bounded with words or phrases due to lack of exposure.

WE LEARN TO SPEAK A SECOND LANGUAGE





Language is always changing. It changes from century to century, from day to day, from person to person, from place to place. Like a flowing river, language is never quite the same today as it was yesterday.

Same with learning the second language, there are many alternatives-theories, teaching methods, different learners, different environments different teachers, different gadgets etc. In addition to what Ellis suggests that of the second language – attitude, motivation, learning strategy and personality.
These factors too, are the proofs why a child could learn the second language compares to adult. A child will not argue nor debate his/her English teacher in regards to grammar things nor translate from Language 1 to Language 2. They just look, listen and repeat.
Input from the teachers sets the wheels in motion rather than creating the wheels of language. Finding topics of conversation that can be mutually understood, speaking at a slow pace, repeating important phrases, stressing the key words in a sentence will keep the input factor in second language.
In my case, during session hours – per hour, I made him/her (student) to answer more than 100 questions…per topic conversation, at least 10 to 30 questions, not to mention the remaining hour for listening and reading to complete the two hour sessions.

Output result:
With the above mentioned strategy, we may conclude that a person may understand a language but, through lack of meaningful practice, speak that second language less than fluency…”We learn to speak a second language when given the opportunity to speak it.”
Gardner and Lambert originally considered that integrative motivation was more powerful in language learning than instrumental motivation.
In my opinion, I disagree on their consideration saying that integrative motivation is more powerful. Because, here in the Philippines learners most priority is to get a job and have sturdy future. And call center agent, English teacher and workers that could speak English well get the most chance of securing an opportunity either local or abroad; “Money makes the world go round”, now a days and not to find their roots or form friendship (as in integrative motivation).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WHY SHOULD I STOP...?


“WHY SHOULD I STOP DOING, WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT? EVEN IF DOING IT MY WAY WILL HURT SOME OF YOU? IN THAT REGARD… I APOLOGIZE!
NEVERTHELESS, I THANK ALL OF YOU WHO CALMLY RESPONDED WITH ACUMEN AND SOME RETORTED.
TO THOSE WHO HUMBLE THEMSELVES. ACCEPTED THEIR MISTAKE AND EXPRESS REGRET. Kkkkk and so …
I GAIN MY LESSONS. ”
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(KING JAMES VERSION)
REVELATION 1:3
Blessed is he that readeth, …
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(without reading first and searching , misunderstanding transpires)

I am not defending only Koreans but different countries too, like Americans, Filipinos, Africans, etc. I already expect and accepted that there are people who will be pleased or judgmental or ungrateful or unappreciative or apathy.

PSALMS 109:4
For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
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I expressed my disgust to a lot of negative commentaries against (not only for...) Koreans but my reward was an abysmal printed counteract by some foreigners who feels the opposite of what I feel.

I CORINTHIANS 6:7
…Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
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For the sake of PEACE! Why some people for example, just experienced accidentally bumped in the shoulder while walking in the busy subway during rush hour and never hear any apology from the person, will be concluded already as rude? It’s unfair.

THE ACTS 10:34
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
….God is not a respecter of persons, but also ‘not a respecter of colors’ — or of human skin.
All creatures great and small; all things wise and wonderful; The Best Lord made them all!
But the color of human skin has nothing to do with the perceived superiority of one race above another. ( by: EFS)


WHY SHOULD I STOP???
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HE DIDN’T STOP!!! EVENTHOUGH…

Much Maligned Preacher Wins Over Distinguished Author in International Open Web Awards
A victim of religious persecution and disinformation, a preacher exiles himself to continue preaching in South America. Deprived of his own home country, he started blogging to aid his preaching. His truth blog makes a mark among the counted in Mashable International – one that did not pay attention to disinformation that scattered all over the Internet. http://quazen.com/reference/biography/much-maligned-preacher-wins-over-distinguished-author-in-international-open-web-awards/
Bro. Eliseo Soriano, Filipino preacher on exile, felt vindicated by an award given him by an international social media site that did not pay attention to disinformation about him scattered all over the Internet. ( read more about him ...

http://esoriano.wordpress.com/
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SO, WHY SHOULD I...?
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BATTLE AGAIST JUDGMENTAL, RACIST ...FOREIGNERS RE. KOREANS AND OTHER NATIONALITIES


(invitation:  VIEW MY ENTRY IN YOUTUBE " I LOVE KOREA, BECAUSE..." VIDEO CONTEST BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA -MOFAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poNNTVFefJM

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http://rokdrop.com/2007/03/13/why-are-koreans-rude/comment-page-7/#comment-380105

By GI Korea on March 13th, 2007 at 6:03 am
Why are Koreans Rude? » by GI Korea in: Korean Culture (ROK Drop )

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MAESTRA VIAJES- www.untvweb.com

11:30 pm on January 16th, 2010 306 I just discover this site and I almost read all the comments. I took masters in Language Education. So, I am a freelance English tutor for foreigners specially Koreans ON LINE / one-on-one and I am involve http://www.untvweb.com. as talent. For more than 2 years of teaching them…I would say that there are few who are rude but most of them that I handled are very nice. As a matter of fact, few of them treated and call me 2nd mommy or lovely teacher. We should first entrench why they behave like that. Perhaps, because of ignorance, stress, immaturity or precipitate reaction. It happens too to some of us. So why not, take a broader view. Korea is just small like other Asian countries, wise and there are lots of them who are wonderful like my Korean classmate, students and their family. kkkkkkk

As we were taught by our church leader:
All creatures great and small; All things wise and wonderful; The Best Lord made them all! ( read more...:

http://www.elisoriano.com/
BroEliSoriano


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Mike Ebertz (NEGATIVE)
January 17th, 2010 at 12:24 am

Of course you would say that. You are Korean. I can tell by your weak English and your use of kkkkkk. Only Koreans use that to represent laughter. You also mention church leader. That sounds like mindless Korean Christianity sect stuff to me. Your opinion is invalid. Sorry.

Mike

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Duffy (POSITIVE)

January 17th, 2010 at 3:15 am

C’mon you can not invalidate this persons opinion any more than I can validate yours, and you can only guess what race they are even if it did matter. It is to the individual to reveal their race if they care to. Personally I don’t see what it matters what race this person is anyway. After all we are all human with exception of those who feel they are not. Wow now we have God telling someone their opinion is unimportant, and then telling the same what race they are. Good news, narcissistic behavior can be cured with much inner thought and meditation.

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MAESTRA VIAJES- www.untvweb.com (POSITIVE)
10:46 am on January 17th, 2010 308 • MikeEbertz
January 17th, 2010 at 12:24 am

Mike said, • "Of course you would say that. You are Korean. I can tell by your weak English and your use of kkkkkk. Only Koreans use that to represent laughter. You also mention church leader. That sounds like mindless Korean Christianity sect stuff to me. Your opinion is invalid. Sorry."

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Yes,MIke of course, I will say it. Whatever nationality or country they belong and are being attack negatively,unfairly and defenseless. I will care for…even European, African, Chinese, Japanese,Mexican, Arabian, Filipino …etc , you name it. Because it is my faith that we just came from one parent; therefore, we are brothers and sisters that should understand, respect, support and love each other regardless of nationality. Unless, you are an enemy of truth and friend of Satan…I will not care even you set off to where you belong…hell.

As it was explained by: ( Bro. Eli Soriano in his blog – http://esoriano.wordpress.com/2007/08/10/my-god-is-a-god-for-all-colors/ : ….God is not a respecter of persons, but also ‘not a respecter of colors’ — or of human skin. Actually, if we are going to peel off our skin, there is a glaring truth that we will discover under our skin: We, the entire human race (black, white, yellow, red, and brown), are all biological brothers and sisters. We all have the same chemical and biological components that make us human.) http://www.theindependent-bd.com/details.php?nid=15000

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You stated that, “…sounds mindless Korean Christianity to me…” You mean that if a person believes in God it sounds mindless to you? Who created you? Ah, most probably, Satan. Because only an evil mind will and your kind will say that.
You are commenting that my English is weak and I am Korean because I used “kkkkkkk”.????

I sent an email to abroad and my opening is, “Bonjour. Comment vas-tu?”
I chat with brethren in another country and I said, “Buenos dias. Como le va? Habla usted Ingles?
And I greeted one of our professors, and I responded when she asked me about…and I said, “Ja Professor. Aber ich vergaß die meisten Ausdrücke. Ist das richtig?
I am a frelance tourguide too so; I mingled and traveled to a lot of foreigners in my own country.

Then, because I just used the expression, kkkkkk??? You already concluded that I am Korean?
Ganun?
And what strong English is for you? Posting like a nobel? Or using bad words like, shit?
What kind of animal dung your brain composed of?

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Marcus Ambrose (NEGATIVE)
January 17th, 2010 at 2:56 pm
Mike, Good job. It looks like you got it right.

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MAESTRA VIAJES- www.untvweb.com (POSITIVE)
8:14 pm on January 17th, 2010 309 •
Marcus Ambrose
January 17th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

To Marcus:

What is right about his statement? When he said that (Korea), “It is a country that has 3000 times the amount of fraud cases as Japan because lying to get what one wants is as part of their lives as breathing or because I believe in God and that we belong to one family from the beginning? ” That I am Korean because I used,” kkkkkkk”?

How if I use yours like: Hey, Marcus…for the gazillionth time you said a lot of “yackety schmackety, blah, blah, blah”, before and GOOD. And now I found zilch, zero, zippo, nil, nada and null. Sheesh! It’s a big whoopdedoo when you can’t even remember where the gosh diddly darned your head now, whaddyacallit is! Read my lips, “Tell Mike, DON’T GENERALIZED”!!!!. It also happened anywhere!
Now, perhaps, he will think I ‘m American. Huh!!!

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Marcus Ambrose (NEGATIVE)
January 18th, 2010 at 3:56 pm
That you are full of crap and your comments are to be disregarded.

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MAESTRA VIAJES- www.untvweb.com (POSITIVE)
2:47 am on January 19th, 2010 310

As I read in BRO. ELI SORIANO’s BLOG :

http://esoriano.wordpress.com/2007/08/10/my-god-is-a-god-for-all-colors/

My God is a God for All Colors
2007 August 10

“But it is an undeniable fact that God uses colors, and there is wisdom behind it. The colors of flowers attract bees and butterflies to help in the process of pollination.

But the color of human skin has nothing to do with the perceived superiority of one race above another. What matters most is their fear of God.”

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Therefore, MR. MARCUS, MR. MIKE and the rest posting negative against other countries:

Throwing out of mud with each other doesn’t help anybody!

Therefore, stop your nonses empty crap remarks too.

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MAESTRA VIAJES- www.untvweb.com (POSITIVE)
3:28 am on January 19th, 2010 312
WHERE CAN THERE BE MORE EVIL

There are places on earth which can be considered hostile to live in, physically and spiritually: Physically, because they are plagued with crime and moral decadence; and spiritually because … ( read more… http://esoriano.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/where-can-there-be-more-evil/
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To: Mr. Marcus,

Even in the country where you, Mr. Marcus, Mr. Mike and the rest of judgmental, racist and with the attitude of generalizing people, there are good and evil!!! Nail that to your head.

MV


to be continued...

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WATCH MY VIDEO ENTRY IN YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poNNTVFefJM

Some native speakers posted: KOREANS RACIST, RUDE AND WORST!


(invitation:  VIEW MY ENTRY IN YOUTUBE " I LOVE KOREA, BECAUSE..." VIDEO CONTEST BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA -MOFAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poNNTVFefJM

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( According to : some native speakers who posted at http://www.koreanesl.com/ August 19, 2009 at 8:38 am posted in http://www.buhaykorea.com/2009/02/05/teaching-english-to-koreans-online/comment-page-2/#comments)

"Why are Koreans Rude?".
http://rokdrop.com/2007/03/13/why-are-koreans-rude/


Q.A. KOREANS RACIST, RUDE AND WORST!
QUESTIONS:


Is it true that according to opinions of most native speakers, koreans are:1. racist2. Korean students and managers to be the worst.3. The Koreans have this superiority complex which seems to hinder any honest effort to build a good rapport with them.4. The Korean managers will tell you what you want or need to hear, and then deny or fail to follow through with their promises.They would rather replace you with someone else as opposed to giving you that raise they promised.5.Their business ethics are somewhat unethical6. Japanese to be the most polite and understanding when teaching English. Their word can be taken at face value.


ANSWERS:First of all, Koreans are NOT RACISTS.Some old people might act with a sense of racism, however that is not out of bad intentions;they're just unfamiliar with foreigners. I have also experienced rude attitudes or staringswhen I was in US, Europe, etc., so I believe that is something the young people must endure.Secondly, it is just unbelievable that Korean students are considered to be the worst among many other Asian countries! As a Korean student myself, I have met a lot of teachers from overseas, and all of them were like " wow, Korean students are so passionate, enthusiastic, and do their bests on studying." Maybe some students might be rather unpassionate about their work, but every country has such students. I'm positive that Korea has the least amount of such students.About the managers, I cannot deny that some are rude and unrespectful of foreign workers,however, more and more people are trying to adjust themselves to the global standards.Well.. I'm not even sure what 'complex' you're talking about, but I guess people all have their complexes and that might interfere in making good relationships with others. I don't get why these questions are only referred to Koreans.Again with the manager thing. I'm not really sure of what's happening in the business world in depth, but I am quite confident that Koreans aren't that bad bosses...No our business ethics are somewhat exceeding all standards in good ways.About the Japanese people being the most polite and Koreans the worst,I guess that depends on which person from each country you've met.I can't believe that someone's trying to set Koreans up this way.Also, it is hard to believe that the person who wrote the article is even Americansince I've never seen such words or phrases used in America when I was living there.Anyway, I hope this answers all your questions,and have a good day.

according to : SERENA E.H. JEE

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" PLEASE READ CONTINUATION: KOREAN ARE RACIST, RUDE AND WORST PART II ..for more comments)Note: Teacher Gie sent emails to members of VANK to answer the above commentary that she read posted by JJ in www.buhaykorea.)
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Friday, January 15, 2010

KIMCHI CAUSES CANCER


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QUESTION: KIMCHI CAUSES CANCER

ANSWER:

Anti-cancer effect of kimchi
As the standard of living becomes higher and people are more aware of health, people throughout the world fear the diseases of adult people. Cancer is at the top of the list. Kimchi, once again, proved its scientific value by showing it has an anti-cancer property.Vegetables like Chinese cabbage prevents the large intestine cancer, and garlic which is included in all kinf\ds of kimchi prevents the stomach cancer.Garlic is added to most of Korean dishes as part of the seasoning, and is an absolute additive to kimchi. It is crushed, sliced, or cut into fine strips depending on the kind of kimchi it is used for. Raw garlic when cut or chewed is very pungent. Western people tend to dislike garlic because of its flavor. However, garlic is a helpful food in many ways. In recent years various garlic foods are coming into the limelight, especially after it was discovered to have an anti-cancer effect.Garlic's anti-cancer property had been asserted only in Eastern herbal medicine. Now the Western medicine recognizes its medical value after an experiment showed that hamsters which had been injected with garlic juice showed far less cases of cancer than which had not been. These are not the only benefits of kimchi. Kimchi has a relatively big amount of beta-carotene which can help prevent lung cancer. And chili has a substance called capsicine that gives the hot flavor to the fruit. Capsicine facilitates the secretion of the pseudo-hormonic substances like endorphins, which helps remove nicotine from the surface of lung.

http://park.org/Cdrom/Pavilions/Kimchi/ekim0304.html

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


Kimchi is typical of spicy and hot food in Korea, and their honor is reach to the UNESCO. so they have various benefits. I want to say of these benefits about Kimchi for short words.

- An experiment has established the effect of kimchi on cancer, and preventing SARS.
- vegetables like cabbage which is used as the main ingredient of Kimchi prevents intestines cancer and garlic which is always used as side ingredients of them prevents stomach cancer.
-Also, containment of Beta Karotin is considerably high in Kimchi, it can also contribute in preventing to get lung cancer and hot elements of hot pepper which we use for kimchi reduces nicotine which is stuck on the surface of lungs.
-They can be considered as the loaf of vitamin.
-They are one of the fermented food and while it is passing through the fermenting stage, containment of vitamin increases up to over two times than initial containment of vitamin.
-And these days, some people says, kimchi has efficient in AI.
-Also, kimchi is low calory food as vegetables are used as main ingredients and thus it contains a lot of eatable fiber to activate the activity of intestines and as they reduce any sugar or cholesterol of our body, it helps to prevent and treat all kind of adult diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and fat, etc.
-Kimchi helps to maintain the balance of nutrition in our body.It helps to maintain balanced nutrition by supplying amino-acid which is easy to be lack in our eating habit.
-For the last, kimchi helps our digesting activities. Combined effect of vegetable juices and salt of kimch helps to cleanse our intestines. Also, it helps to produce Pectin(?) which is the melting yeast of protein within the intestines, helps digest and absorb nutrition and normalize the distribution .


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Kimchi is very spicy and can also be exceptionally sweet. Kimchi is made of various vegetables and contains a high concentration of dietary fiber, while being low in calories. One serving also provides up to 80% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C and carotene. Most types of kimchi contain onions, garlic, and peppers, all of which are salutary. The vegetables being made into kimchi also contribute to the overall nutritional value. Kimchi is rich in vitamin A, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), calcium, and iron,and contains a number of lactic acid bacteria, among those the typical species Lactobacillus kimchii.
The magazine Health named kimchi in its list of top five "World's Healthiest Foods" for being rich in vitamins, aiding digestion, and even possibly reducing cancer growth.However, some research focused on high-sodium dietary dependence has found overconsumption of kimchi and doenjang to be a risk factor in gastric cancer (most likely due to nitrates and salt) while unfermented alliums and unfermented seafood were found to be protective factors. One oncological study found one type of kimchi to be a protective factor against gastric cancer while two other types of such high-sodium kimchi as dongchimi (hangul: 동치미) were risk factors.

Nutritional composition of typical kimchi:

Nutrients per 100 g† Nutrients per 100 g

Food energy 32 kcal Moisture 88.4 g
Crude protein 2.0 g Crude Lipid 0.6 g
Total sugar 1.3 g Crude fiber 1.2 g
Crude ash 0.5 g Calcium 45 mg
Phosphorus 28 mg Vitamin A 492 IU
Vitamin B1 0.03 mg Vitamin B2 0.06 mg
Niacin 2.1 mg Vitamin C 21 mg

†per 100 g of edible portion


Kimchi jjigae. A popular stew made with kimchi, it is commonly cooked with kimchi, fresh vegetables and pork or tuna although countless variants exist.
One study conducted by Seoul National University claimed that chickens infected with the H5N1 virus, also called avian flu, recovered after eating food containing the same bacteria found in kimchi. However, the veracity of these results has been questioned due to the very small sample size of only a handful of chickens and the fact that no subsequent research supported the claims. During the 2003 SARS outbreak in Asia, many people even believed that kimchi could protect against infection, although there was no scientific evidence to support this belief.However, in May 2009, the Korea Food Research Institute, Korea’s state food research organization, said they had conducted a larger study on 200 chickens, which supported the theory that it boosts chickens' immunity to the virus.
There have also been many scientific reports, published outside of Korea, that show evidence that Kimchi is a risk factor for gastric cancer. This is due to N-nitroso, a possibly carcinogenic compound, that can be found in kimchi. South Korea currently has the world's highest rate of gastric cancer.



contributed by: A-Young Yoon

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

KOREANS ARE RACIST, RUDE AND WORST PART II


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(Continuation of QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: KOREANS ARE RACIST, RUDE AND WORST- I )
( According to : some foreigners who posted at http://www.koreanesl.com.%20and%20jj/ August 19, 2009 at 8:38 am posted in http://www.buhaykorea.com/2009/02/05/teaching-english-to-koreans-online/comment-page-2/#comments)

"Why are Koreans Rude?".
http://rokdrop.com/2007/03/13/why-are-koreans-rude/

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MORE COMMENTS:


Hello, I'm Seeun.

Each of the paragraph are responses to the number mentioned above ( QUESTION AND ANSWERS: Part I ) . And because these are just my opinions, I'm not sure if I'm right or wrong. Again, this is subjective not objective.

1. Koreans are not racists. Well, it could be possible that some native speakers might think Koreans are racists. But, this isn't true.

Korea attracted the world's attention mostly from about thirty years ago due to its rapid economic development and in other words a lot of Koreans also began to have chances to meet and to experience the new things and new people. That's why young generations are familiar with international matters but not many of the old generations are familiar with exoticism. However, it doesn't mean that elders are racists. So I hope you don't get the wrong idea from this.

2. I'm a Korean student and to be honest I have no clue why native speakers stated that Korean students are the worst. I'm right now living in Korea but I had lived in the states for two years too. Seen from my experience, I think Korean students can be divided into two groups:

1)students who are very eager to learn and study and

2)students who are not interested in studying and just do their work without any purpose because their teachers or parents told them to do so.

Aren't the students the same in other countries too? And... if the fact Korean students are the worst is true, I, a Korean student, would not even put my effort to fix the wrong conception that other eople have for the Korean students. Because I don't know on what standards the native speakers considered Korean managers to be the worst, I cannot respond to this question properly. However, if the manager put someone as a replace on the phone, I think there might be three options to think of: 1) the caller did not call the one whom he or she wanted to speak to and that's why the manager connected the caller to the 'right' manager, 2) the manger is in meeting, and 3) the manager does not want to work at all. (if the native speakers are mentioning about type 3 manager, whoever the manager is, he or she has to be fired in my opinion)

3. I think I little bit understanding why the native speakers would think in that way. Imagine that you have a lot of people around you in a foreign country but you don't actually have a person who can really share your emotion or feeling with. Different culture might lead the native speakers to think that Koreans are reluctant to make foreign friends but this isn't true. When I was in the states, I also had the fear that I might not make any friends in the states because I couldn't speak English, experiencing different culture seemed to be very scarry, and it was the first time for me to be alone among a lot of foreigners. But after I decided to learn American's culture and hang out with people who could understand me and whom I could understand, everything was gradually changing. So I think because of this kind of fear, a lot of Koreans in other countries are struggling to make friendship with the native speakers. But once they open their mind, I'm sure things are going to be changed. Not only Koreans, I guess a lot of cosmopolitans also have the same problem when they're in a foreign country because even in Korea I see a lot of foreigners in Korea seem to encounter with this problem too.

4. I think I mentioned about this on number two. Therefore, I will not state again.

5. I'm not sure what kind of business ethics they are talking about. But thinking of some moral things related with business, some points might seem to be very strange to foreigners. In Korea, when you fill up your application form, basically you need to give every detail information to a firm. So taking one example, you have to attach your photo or picture on the application form so that the juries or people who select the workers of a firm know how you look. I've heard that this is very segregated and very unfair to foreigners' thoughts. And I too, think that this isn't a good system to conduct for the preparatory workers. However, unfortunately you need to attach your photo if you want to work in Korea because most of the companies conduct this system. And in the company, there are more male workers than female workers as far as I know because women have to manage housechore and company work simultaneously. However this trend is now becoming old fashioned and firms are now trying to select many female workers too. Besides, these facts I personally think that overall business ethics are good and Korea tries to support one of the best business ethics as the world is globalized.

6. I don't know on what standards the English teachers use word 'polite' and 'understanding.' And since I'm Korean not Japanese I don't know if Japanese people are the most polite and understanding when taking English classes. I guess it just depends on the students the teachers had.


P.S. I think it could be possible that some native speakers might describe Koreans in somewhat a negative way. As you know,nothing can be perfect in this world. However, I can definitely say that most Koreans are very kind and humane because they are the ones who love to share what's so called '정情'-'human affection.' With these responses, I hope people's conception will gradually change in a positive way and thank you for your e-mail.


Sincerely,

Seeun Yim

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Hi, I read your blog and found it quite interesting. My name is Diane, and I'm currently not in korea- I'm studying biology in a Canadian university named Queen's. I don't completely disagree with what you've said-( by: JJ) about how Koreans are racist and such. However, I think that it's not just about Koreans because there are many kinds of people out there in the world. Being out here in America since middle school have given me many opportunities to meet various kinds of people and share many experiences with them. In America, even though everyone's supposed to 'tolerate' differences between one another, I've met many people who were racists- and they were not Koreans- surprise~! Also, even when working or volunteering, I found many people frustrating to work with because they were unethical, selfish, or lack sensitivity toward others...see, what I'm trying to say is the issues you talked about is not just about 'koreans'. it's about people in general. I think it's not logical to say that koreans are not ethical in general and such- how would they be working abroad and be successful if their nature was unethical? People from other countries wouldn't work with them or even face them!I think it's about individual differences and how mature they are. From your ( by: JJ) passage, I could see how ( he) you were frustrated with your work experience in korea with some nasty koreans. I guess they weren't treating you right. Hope your experience in korea will be more pleasant this year and meet some genuine people to show you the warmth of our culture and people.

contributed by: Diane Lim

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Who is she? Who...MAESTRA VIAJES?



GERALDINE A. “GIGI” HERRERA:

Geraldine A. “gigi” Herrera is a licensed teacher, graduate of Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education major in PEHM and took masters in Language Education (hope to finish her thesis writing). She also studied graphology and Chinese Physiognomy.
The producer, director, writer, host of Maestra Viajes, one of the pioneer program in UNTV that aired for more than 4 years from 2004 to 2008. It was supported by the National Historical Institute, local/provincial Tourism department and received financial grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2006. Received two category awards: Grand Prize & Early Bird Award in a documentary contest- “KONEK BULACAN” 2006- Title of Entry: DUGONG DALISAY SA IYO AY ALAY (Blood Center).

She produced her own television program (Maestra Viejes) for children that will allow her to apply all her experience, training and expertise as a theater and television artist. Before she took her degree course she is already a professional theater artist, directing and appearing in television dramas. She started in theater 1987 and was trained in the different facets of theater production from acting, directing, make-up, props, marketing, stage management including voice culture and dubbing with different Manila and provincial theater groups. She also granted a voice culture scholarship at Heritage Art Center 1991, attended workshops for photography, painting lesson, and attended workshop for directing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

She made more that 100 stage performances with different theater group in Manila and provinces aside from television appearances, documentaries and commercials. She handles musical play directing, music video productions, audio visual presentations and concerts. She also conducts theater and television workshops in different venues.  Likewise she did some hosting projects or voice over in different events, concert and production projects. She enjoyed interacting with famous film and TV directors she work with, honing her directing skills more than acting and production works.

Aside from Theater and Television work, she manages her own Tutorial and Workshop Center in Bulacan where she is coaching acting, voice technique and literary contest (declamation, poetry, speech, etc.) At the moment, she is involve in tutoring different nationalities like Koreans and Muslim, English ON LINE and one to one.  (She is also a freelance tour guide to local and foreign visitors particularly French speaking in Bulacan.)

She is very grateful and thankful to God for the new project and opportunity given to her by the UNTV management and KNC SHOW (KAWAN NG KURDERO) as one of the main host in the segment " BIBLE STORY". The children show were she is also part of the original production team that started in 2004.

(KNC SHOW - nominated this year 2011 in ANAK TV AWARDS , GOLDEN DOVE AWARDS, PMPC AWARDS and Prix Jeunesse International Festival  in Germany.  In the category of “Quality in Children’s TV Worldwide”   86 was chosen out of  353 entries worldwide.  )


  ( www.untvweb.com  - KNC SHOW everyday from 4:00pm-4:30pm Phil. time)

Of all the talents and opportunities that came to her life…she is always saying,
“I don’t deserve to receive all these blessings; I’m nothing”!




STAGE PLAYS PERFORMED and/or DIRECTED:
Kalahating Oras Sa Kumbento
Mga Santong Tao
Sino Ba Kayo
Ang Mundo Ay Isang Mansanas
Hiblang Abo
Noli Me Tangere
El Filibusterismo
Francis B (Francisco Balagtas Life Story)
Silang Nalugmok SA Gabi at Si Alicia Ngayon
Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio
Marcelo H del Pilar the Musical
Sinakulo (Lenten Presentation)
Pilipinas Kong Mahal (musical concert)
LOS MALOS
TROJAN WOMEN AND MUSLIM BABAYLAN ( Balintataw and ITI)
and others

MONOLOGUE:
Sepang Tabak
Loreto Lucero
Trinidad Tecson
Alicia (Japanese comfort woman; “Silang Nalugmok sa Gabi”)

TELEVISION GUESTING:

Bayani at Hirayamanawari ABS-CBN
Pangarap Kong Jackpot of PCSO Channel 4
Noli Me Tangere the Musical – by: Film Foundation of the Phils.
Kabataan Ngayon Na (KNN) of Department of Education
Pira-Pirasong Pangarap
Kung Mawawala Ka- TV Series GMA7
Calvento Files
Philippines Most Wanted
Emergency
Maricel Telecine
Narito and Puso Ko
Lito Atienze Life Story
Magpakailanman – GMA7
COMMERCIAL: Swift Hotdog and
Karneng Binibili sa Palengke (Government ads)

RADIO GUESTING:
Multicultural Broadcasting with DJ REGINA ( Seoul, Korea)

DIRECTING:
MAESTRA VIAJES TELEVISION SHOW 2004-2008 – UNTV and www.untvweb.com
EDUCATIONAL CD’s – Assistant Director: 18 BEST FOLKDANCES OF THE PHILIPPINES INSTRUCTIONAL CD’s Vol. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 and 8 (Aquarius Recording Studio)
KNC KOREA segment " Panahon" -  April '10 Yongmasan, Seoul

Shooting and Workshop Abroad:

A Music Video - shoot in South Korea starring: Yoon Jeong Kim ( May 3'10)
KNC Segment - " Bible Story" - Yolmasan, Seoul S. Korea ( April 29'10)
Children's Theater Workshop - Henderson Singapore ( August 9'10 )
KNC Segment - " Bible Story" - Singapore Flyer and Chinese Garden ( August 15' 10)
KNC Hong Kong Members-  Zoo Garden (December '10)

And other school, NGO’s ( non government organization projects, local and international companies.
Music video contest and documentaries




Some School Presentation Directed/written and Workshop Handled:

1. JESUS IS LORD CHURCH SCHOOL - Elementary and High school Workshop
Elementary Stage Presentation title: “Nasaan Si Jesus “(Director and Writer)
2. SOLID GROUND SCHOOL Title of Musical: KARITON BOYS (Director)
3. INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI CENTER- Casa Workshop Title of Play: “Sino Si Jesus” (Director and Writer)
Casa , Elementary – High School “ IMC NIGHT” Musical Play – ( Over-all Director and Writer)
4. TEACHERS WORKSHOP: Mid Year Assessment and In-service Training held October 22-23, 2007 in Rizal Elementary School, Gilbraltar Road, Baguio City
5. Camchild Learning Center - Children’s Theater Workshop at Plaridel, Bulacan


Previous Membership: Charter Member 1997 – TOASTMASTER INTERNATIONAL (7029-75)

Awards Received:
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS GRANT:
2006

Grand Prize Winner & (Early Bird Award):
Documentary Contest “KONEK BULACAN” 2006- Title of Entry:
DUGONG DALISAY SA IYO AY ALAY (Blood Center).

BEST ACTRESS AWARD in POPULATION COMMISSION REGION 3 DRAMA FESTIV AL '89

And first or second place in other competions like: SPEECH CHOIR, MONOLOGUE,DECLAMATION, POEM, INTERPRETATIVE SONG, DANCE PLAY, and SABAYANG BIGKAS in different school competition as trainer or director.
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GERALDINE A. “gigi” HERRERA
Producer/Director/Host/Educator

PRC ID: 0499080
Email: maestraviajes2004@yahoo.com
Office Add: 1755 Catmon, Malolos City, Bulacan




Feb. 07, 2005 Monday 10:30: 24 PM

Gigi,
Here is how I see you. You've heard of the New Yorker who won't even give you the time of day? That's you. You've given all you can give - time, love, energy, talent - to your paramour: the Theater. Once in a while you give to your friend, lover, a bit of your life, love and time, but you draw away quickly afterwards and return to your paramour: Theater. Only you can tell whether you get something for what you've given away.Bertw/love

Alberto Florentino (award winning playwright)

MISTAKES AND ERRORS

1) As the linguists said, the difference between a mistake and an error…mistakes if you’re conscious of them and can correct them. They would be errors, however, if you’re not even aware that they are and if they’re pervasive.

And if I’m determined and work hard at it, perhaps there will be a big chance for me/anybody to be a master of formal Standard English: grammar, spelling, idioms, exact word choice or mistakes and errors will be diminished.

2) Age – one of the sources of error…Teaching the older adult confers some challenges, although none are insurmountable. Older adult usually needs more time to learn.
Teaching my older client (56 years old) I always making sure to face him while speaking; clearly, slowly and loudly if necessary, while avoiding shouting.

3) Mistake also could be done by a person who is vague like in 1544 when De Soto first called an animal kind a buffalo; he didn’t know that he was looking at an American bison. Mistake or not, the term buffalo is still in use four centuries later.

LAX = Mistakes

4) Another word that came into English by way of a more celebrated mistake is Indian. When Columbus first reached the New World, he thought he was somewhere in the Indies of Asia. He gave the name West Indies to the group of Caribbean islands which he discovered on his first voyage. He called the inhabitants of these islands Indians. This word is still in use today although it is being replaced in the United States by the more accurate term Native American.

5) Fossilization - At one time in the history of our language, the word sue did mean “to follow”. Now it’s most common meaning is “to seek justice in court”.

Other examples:

OLD MEANING- NEW MEANING
black guard -kitchen servant- scoundrel
boor- farmer- rude person
crafty- skillful- sly
nice- ignorant -pleasing

(sources: OUR LANGUAGE TODAY by: Conlin , Herman and Martin)

So, it would be best to keep reading Time, Newsweek, The Economist, Asia week, Fortune, Asian Wall Street, Journal, Executives Digest, The World Book Dictionary, Newspapers and the Heritage Illustrated Dictionary or other similar reading materials, to get informed of current world events and English usage.

Monday, January 11, 2010

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION …REACTION

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION … REACTION

1) Language is always changing. It changes from century to century, from day to day, from person to person, from place to place. Like a flowing river, language is never quite the same today as it was yesterday.

Same with learning the second language, there are many alternatives-theories, teaching methods, different learners, different environments different teachers, different gadgets etc. In addition to what Ellis suggests that of the second language – attitude, motivation, learning strategy and personality.

These factors too, are the proofs why a child could learn the second language compares to adult. A child will not argue nor debate his/her English teacher in regards to grammar things nor translate from Language 1 to Language 2. They just look, listen and repeat.

2) Input from the teachers sets the wheels in motion rather than creating the wheels of language. Finding topics of conversation that can be mutually understood, speaking at a slow pace, repeating important phrases, stressing the key words in a sentence will keep the input factor in second language.

In my case, during session hours – per hour, I made him/her (student) to answer more than 100 questions…per topic conversation, at least 10 to 30 questions, not to mention the remaining hour for listening and reading to complete the two hour sessions.

Output result:

With the above mentioned strategy, we may conclude that a person may understand a language but, through lack of meaningful practice, speak that second language less than fluency…”We learn to speak a second language when given the opportunity to speak it.”

3) Gardner and Lambert originally considered that integrative motivation was more powerful in language learning than instrumental motivation.

In my opinion, I disagree on their consideration saying that integrative motivation is more powerful. Because, here in the Philippines learners most priority is get a job and sturdy future. And call center agent, English teacher and workers that could speak English well get the most chance of securing an opportunity either local or abroad; “Money makes the world go round”, now a days and not to find their roots or form friendship (as in integrative motivation).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Evaluating Materials for Teaching English to Adult Speakers of other Languages


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Evaluating Materials for Teaching English to Adult Speakers of other Languages

by Carol Griffiths

“There are many factors to be taken into account when evaluating material for use with speakers of other languages. According to Nunan (1988): "materials are, in fact, an essential element within the curriculum, and do more than simply lubricate the wheels of learning. At their best they provide concrete models of desirable classroom practice, they act as curriculum models, and at their very best they fulfill a teacher development role. Good materials also provide models for teachers to follow in developing their own materials."

REACTION :


Yes, materials are essential element aside from the method of instructions in learning L2. That is why I’m not using English Textbook in teaching but rather I made or look for materials that will equal the learner needs based on their educational or professional background. Therefore, interviewing and knowing fully the learner is also indispensable.

I discover that using only English Textbook would not make a learner become conversant with the language. Which are unfortunately, most English students are learning only the formal English found in textbooks and schools. “The problem is- native speakers don't use that kind of English in most situations. When speaking to friends, family, or co-workers, native speakers use casual English that is full of idioms, phrasal verbs, and slang. To communicate with native speakers, a learner should not rely only on textbooks, but rather learn casual English according to A.J. Hoge. ”

This is also the main reason why I found out that ESP (which I’m using with my foreigner students ON LINE or one on one) is the most effective method to apply for adult learners of L2. And understanding the learners’ needs and goal would dictate what materials to prepare. ESP is designed to prepare students or working adults for the English used in specific disciplines, vocations, or professions to accomplish specific purposes. According to Hutchinson and Waters (1987, p. 19), “ESP is an approach to language teaching in which all decisions as to content and method are based on the learner’s reason for learning.”

Thursday, January 7, 2010

LEARN ON LINE TO SPEAK ENGLISH FAST!

Due to some phony inquiries made by my competitors that I ‘m scrupulously dealing with real prospective clients only, and can’t just give answers in details without knowing a little background about the person inquiring or referrals from my foreigner (Korean, Japanese etc) students/friends.

But, to give you a little bird’s eye view… I’m not using General English in teaching (ESL, TESOL etc). I’m using a different method which I found out more effective specially in learning how to speak very well/fast English; based on my own experiences and research as I also learn different languages before (Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean and at the moment Mandarin). This is the reason why all of my students after they followed all my rules they learn very fast and get high score in English Exam (whatever exam it is) and they are referring their other family members and friends to study with me.
Answers to some inquiries:
*Requirement in studying with me ON LINE: just head set (with or without webcam) and SKYPE or YAHOO messenger. But, all of my ON LINE students are using Y.M. (They find it more simple and comfortable to use than SKYPE)
*Good internet connection as a vital tool for studying ON LINE.
*Students are studying with me from: LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2, LEVEL 3 (each level consist of 6-8 months and at least not less than 6 -8 hours per week for beginners LEVEL 1 …Survival English, American or British accent and intonation, stress, listening, reading and speaking, conversational English and English for Specific Purpose (depending on student’s educational background or career objective.)
*… very casual and personal approach in teaching and learning.
* Certificate of Accomplishment will be given to deserving students who successfully finished a level.

"TRY AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE COMPARED WITH OTHER ESL TEACHERS"!!!