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Teaching Certificates and Recommendations


Dropbox with tons of resources

Jun 24, 2019

Hi Travis,

Hugh Mc Enaney (hughkmc@gmail.com) invited you to edit the folder "Trinity Resources - DO NOT DELETE" on Dropbox.

Hugh said: "Good luck, hope it helps you out. Do not, as the name suggests, delete anything. Copy and paste, go for it"


English books

Text Books

Name Level Location
English File https://vk.com/english_file
English File Elementary https://yadi.sk/d/LNjuDFpOtNEkd (travbailey6)
English File Beginner to Intermediate https://yadi.sk/d/RRPFO-LfQfoLWA (travbailey2)
English File Upper Intermediate https://yadi.sk/d/3BsV7a8L0TPfjA (travbailey8)
English File Advanced https://yadi.sk/d/gbB4G3NZBNSkNw (travbailey8)
Market Leader
Market Leader Intermediate and Upper Intermediate https://yadi.sk/d/RRPFO-LfQfoLWA (travbailey2)

https://yadi.sk/d/iekqmONumHPkWw (travbailey6)

Market Leader Intermediate to Advanced https://yadi.sk/d/eqVpMKYNrkwSs
The Business
The Business Advanced https://yadi.sk/d/xq5r56kAsSf3c (travbailey2)
The Business Upper Intermediate https://yadi.sk/d/P67ov2jlwjPN7 (travbailey2)
Test upper intermediate https://yadi.sk/i/vY2vv4SMGduJPA
Test advanced https://yadi.sk/i/cMZb1K8HJiY-lA

English Books

Yandex link: https://yadi.sk/d/vOJPALNQtCmeJ :

Name Author Notes
[ Blue Book of Grammar ] Jane Straus
[ ESL Classroom Activities for Teachers ] Shelley Vernon
[ English Grammar For Dummies ] Geraldine Woods
[ Labyrinth of Grammar, A course for English, EFL/ESOL and MFL Teachers and Students ] Adriano Bulla
[ McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage ] Mark Lester
[ Understanding and Using English Grammar ] (4th Edition)


Gerunds Gerunds are often used when actions are real, concrete, or completed.

  • For example: I stopped smoking.
  • (The smoking was real and happened until I stopped.)

Infinitives Infinitives are often used when actions are unreal, abstract, or future.

  • For example: I stopped to smoke.
  • (I was doing something else, and I stopped; the smoking had not happened yet.)

General Books

General English articles

Specialty books

https://yadi.sk/d/j0GJD5gqtHUDH (travbailey6)

  • English for Accounting.zip
  • English for Banking & Finance .zip
  • English for Energy Industry (2).zip
  • English for Energy lndustry.zip
  • English for Human Resources.zip
  • English for Legal Professionals.zip
  • English for Meetings.zip
  • English for Negotiation.zip
  • English for Presentations.zip
  • English for Socializing.zip
  • English for Telecoms.zip
  • English for Telephoning.zip
  • English for e-mails.zip
  • English for the Financial Sector (Intermediate).zip

Business English

Legal English

See: English/Legal English

Other Books and resources

  • IELTS (July 22, 2016) MoscowAmerican email.

The Education System in America

Kindergarten to PhD

Grade

Ages

Pre-school

3-5

Not mandatory. The federal government supports some funding for this program, especially in inner cities.
Kindergarten

5

Half day of school
Elementary School

6-10

From 1st to 5th grade
  • Mandatory classes with no choices.
  • Majority of classes, most of the day, with one teacher.
Junior High school or

Middle School

11-13

From 6th-8th grade

3 years

  • Some choices of classes.
  • Students go from class to class with different teachers teaching classes.
  • I had a cooking class, a drafting class, and a woodworking class.
  • My first "D" grade was in 8th grade Spanish because I was caught cheating on two tests on the same day by the same teacher.
High school

14-18

* Legally a child can drop out of school at 16.
  • I was so excited because the Native American Indians who were bullies all dropped out of my school at 16.
  • Wide variety of different choices of classes.
  • First year - 9th grade: Freshman
  • Second year - 10th grade: Sophomore
  • Third year - 11th grade: Junior
  • Fourth year - 12th grade: Senior
  • My only"D" grade in high school was in Freshman PE (Physical Education) because I would "play hooky" "skip" the class and go to the convenient store instead with a friend to play video games.
  • My first fights were in PE. I beat up a kid during this class.
College

University

4 years

18-22

* Two year degree is an "associates degree"
  • Four year degree is a "bachelors degree"
  • Majority of students never finish their bachelors and drop out before.
  • A bachelors degree will give a person on average 1 million dollars more in a lifetime then someone with only a high school degree.
  • Also have Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior
  • There is core "curriculum" to get a degree in a particular field, but a wide variety of classes a person can take.
  • "Seven in 10 seniors (69%) who graduated from public colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 per borrower."
  • College and university are used "interchangeably (they mean the same thing)
  • Although the word "university" is sometimes thought of as higher and more prestigious.
Masters Degree

22+

3 years
  • Writing a thesis is usually required.
  • Law school is called a "Juris Doctorate"
  • I received my juris doctorate concurrently (at the same time) as I received my masters degree.
  • I hated law students, most of my law professors and law school. I loved everything about my diplomacy masters degree program.
  • My grades in my masters degree diplomacy where all A's with only one B+ In contrast, my grades in law school where almost all C's.
PhD

4 - 6 years.
  • Thesis usually required in which a student must "defend" a thesis to a board of faculty.

Grading from A+ to F-

The grading system in America is from A to F with pluses and minuses.

There is no official cutoff % for + and -. Teachers have a lot of personal discretion on what counts as a B-, B or B+.


American Grades

Russian System

Standard % correct

Rough % correct

Occasionally Called

A+

5

90-100

98-100

A

5

93-97

A-

5

90-91

B+

80-89

88-89

B

4

83-37

B-

3

80-82

C+

2

70-79

78-79

Average

C

73-77

Average

C-

70-72

Average

D+

60-69

68-69

Below Average

D

63-67

Below Average

D-

60-62

F

59 and below

Failure.

Must retake class no credit for class

  • There is no "E" grade, although some universities and colleges list a "F" as an "E".
  • Some colleges and universities put "E" for an incomplete class.
  • There is also pass (P) / fail (F) classes.in High School and College (University)

My masters degree transcript

File:000 international relations masters degree transcript.jpg

Games

Downloadable games