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  • Brian
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Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« on: April 24, 2009, 06:59:10 pm »
Here is this link again to the English-language versions of the teachers' guides in your schools.  It seems to change every few months, and thanks to Ellen at the "Elementary School Teachers in Jeollanamdo, Korea" Facebook group for digging it up again.

http://cge.ken.go.kr/contents/tbl_e_04_01/main_pds_list.asp

Please let us know if the link breaks again.
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  • Eribee
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    • November 09, 2009, 03:19:05 pm
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 07:53:12 am »
Hi everyone

Has anyone found the guides for the new curriculum for Elementary Grades 3 and 4? My co-teacher doesn't know where to find them and the books haven't arrived yet either...

Thanks


  • complex303
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 01:45:12 pm »
I just got the books, but I haven't got the CD's or the Teacher's guides yet. 

My coteacher translated the little note on the page with all the chapter titles.  It says the chapters are the same from the old book, but chapters 3, 6, 9, and 12 are new.  They are review chapters for the preceding two chapters.  Lastly, chapters 13-16 are all brand new.

3rd Grade: 1. Hello, I'm Minsu  2. What's This?  3. (review chpt) It's a Monkey.
4. Happy Birthday!  5. Wash Your Hands  6. (review) This Is for You
7. I Like Apples  8. How Many Cows?  9. (review) I Have Two Pencils
10. I Can Swim  11. It's Cold (changed from It's Snowing)  12. (review) Can You Jump?
13. Open Your Books  14. Merry Christmas!  15. It's Bed Time  16. May I Come In?

4th Grade: 1. Nice to Meet You  2. Don't Do That!  3. (review) This Is My Friend
4. How Old Are You?  5. What Time Is It?  6. (review) It's Time for Lunch
7. Who Is She?  8. Is This Your Cap?  9. (review) Here You Are
10. Sorry, I Can't  11. How Much Is It?  12. (review) Let's Go Shopping
13. Where Is the Restroom?  14. Today is Wednesday  15. What Time Do You Go to Bed?  16. Did You Have a Good Weekend?

I'm looking forward to getting the new guides.. hopefully before classes start :)


  • Eribee
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    • November 09, 2009, 03:19:05 pm
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 01:48:07 pm »
I've just found out today that the guides won't be translated into English. That's helpful!

My co-teacher wants me to meet with each teacher each week to discuss the plan together but I don't have time (I work in a tiny school and have to make 21 lesson plans a week as it is).

I'm under the impression that some elementary teachers' co-teachers just use the Korean teacher's guide as a script and then the native teacher does an activity at the end. Can you tell me if that's the case? I need to try to argue this idea with my co-teacher...

Thanks!


  • infogoddess
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 02:52:14 pm »
I teach all of the classes and sometimes the Korean teacher stays in the classroom - bummer that we can't get the new guides - at least the 8 chapters from last year are the same - I guess we will all have to "figure it out"
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  • kimjoohui
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    • April 05, 2010, 09:22:43 am
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 10:48:11 am »
If you go to http://www.gamedu.co.kr you should be able to download the contents of what's on the 3rd and 4th grade CDs.


Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 03:52:11 pm »
try
http://www.esol-nexus.net/

they have zip files of the grade 3 and 4 guides


  • Paul
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 01:27:05 pm »
I really feel the most important stuff in the guides are on the title/syllabus/overview pages at the start of the chapter. In the case of grades 3 and 4, the key parts of this in the Korean guidebooks are:
a) going to be in English anyway (language goals at that level are explicitly stated)
b) copypasta that you can kinda figure out on one page with your phone-dictionary then grab a highlighter and uhm... transcribe that to the other pages.

Bearing that in mind, does anybody please have a digital copy of the complete Korean teachers guides for 3 and 4? I'd love to get my hands on them. I've only got hard copies and even then, I'm not free to peruse them.

My schools do not want me to have a copy of the syllabus, which is creating communication problems with the students: I don't know what I can expect the non-hagwon attendees to have learnt and I'm having to constantly guess specific target language before they'll understand.
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010, 11:52:32 am »
does anyone have the complete English Guide for Grade 4?  From Units 9 on?  I am new to teaching Elementary in the public school system in Korea and am a bit confused.  Thanks a bunch

Erin


  • complex303
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2010, 12:14:26 pm »
There are no English Teacher's Guide's for 3rd and 4th Grade this year (March 2010-Feb. 2011).

Last year (Before March 2010), they made English Teacher's Guides for all grades.  Also, we only met once a week with 3rd and 4th grade.  Twice a week with 5th and 6th grade.

However, this year they changed 3rd and 4th grade to 2 times per week, bought new books, and didn't make an English version for us foreign teachers. 

So, sorry, but there are no English teacher's guides for 3rd and 4th grade lessons: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
However, there are Korean Teacher's guides for these lessons.


Re: Teacher's Guide Grade 5/6
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 03:26:18 pm »
Do you have the CD-ROM? If so, there's an electronic copy of the teacher's guide tucked away on that.


Re: Teacher's Guide Grade 5/6
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 03:45:00 pm »
Unfortunately, the actual files are in .swf (flash) format. Here are the individual pages for the first lesson for each grade anyway, if you want to open them one page at a time in your browser (you can right-slick to zoom in, at least).

Also, a heads-up: I don't know if you have your textbooks yet, but the 6th grade book has a review/"expand on things learned" section before the first lesson that's designed to take up 6 class periods (though, of course, particularly diligent students could probably do it in one or 2). Fifth grade does not have such a section, nor is it covered in the teacher's guide.


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    • September 01, 2010, 07:52:39 pm
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Re: Teacher's Guide Grade 5/6
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 11:03:33 am »
When I click on the link for the PDF of the 5th grade English guide it has some sort of error (says I'm off limits to the post?). Anyone have another link to the pdf so I can view it?


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Re: Teacher's Guide Grade 5/6
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 11:42:40 am »


  • charlsie
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Re: Teacher's Guide Grade 5/6
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 12:09:40 pm »
When I try and print the teacher's guides from the CD they come out tiny in the top left corner. I've tried printing them to PDF as well but get the same problem. Anyone know how to fix this.

Charlie

I've been printing them out as full size pages.  You might want to check your printer's settings.  Hope it works out.


  • gangwon
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Re: Teacher's Guide Grade 5/6
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2011, 12:19:21 pm »
When I click on print preview it all looks fine. Everything else I print, either from an internet browser or word works fine. I've tried IE and Chrome and have the same problems. I'll try a different machine, maybe I've just got a gremlin.

Charlie


  • richarquis
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2011, 01:07:50 pm »
OK, another new year, another new set of headaches. We have changed to the new textbooks "Elementary School English." Same publishers, same characters (Nami, Jinho, Peter...), same shitty songs about the future house and the science museum. But, now, instead of each lesson containing 4 parts to be covered at a rate of 2 per week for 2 weeks, they are now 6 parts, to be covered at 3 parts per week. (Our students now have English 3 times per week, not 2, so each part is still one 40 minute session.)

My problem is, they were not able to supply me with a teachers guide. I've checked the download link at the beginning of the thread, but those are the old copies, not the new ones. Has anyone heard any info on getting online copies of the new ones? At this point I'm photocopying from my co-teachers copy, which is workable, but a bit of a nuisance. Having my own that I could just print off would be much less hassle.

Thanks in advance,

Richarquis.


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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2011, 01:14:01 pm »
Browse the CD, open D:\contents\teacher_resources\teacher_guide\contents\e_book\grade6\pages. This is the path for Grade 6 using a disk drive D: the path is the same for 5. It's all is SWf format which is pretty rubbish. You can convert them to PDF with the right software or we can hope that the nice guy who did chapter 1 for us will keep converting and posting!

Charlie


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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2011, 03:35:11 pm »
Dan, Charlie - Thanks. Yep, it's a pretty rubbish format (playing in Gom player, can't zoom...) but I'll also look into the file conversion for pdf. If I can sort that then I'll help with posting them for others to use. I'll respond when I know whether I can do this or not.


  • v_kcin
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    • March 02, 2011, 01:28:09 pm
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Re: Elementary school teachers' guides in English.
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2011, 03:58:13 pm »
Does anyone know if there are any English copies (or .pfd translations) of the new 3rd and 4th grade textbooks?

I have the Lime green one with a kid whistling on it (YBM-Si-sa editors)