This video and article will go over what to expect during your Magic Ears live demo/interview. It will go over the equipment needed, what the exact lesson will be on, types of props, and step-by-step of what do and why.
Magic Ears Application
To even apply you must be a native English speaker from the US/Canada, have a bachelors degree or be currently enrolled in a degree program, willing to obtain an ESL certificate, and 1+ year of teaching experience. Home-schooling and tutoring count as teaching experience. (Make sure to attach all documents to the application, or you may be automatically rejected.)
Magic Ears Equipment
The equipment needed to be a successful teacher with Magic Ears is a computer with a good processor, for Mac it must be an OSX 10.11 or PC a Windows 7 or later.
Processor min is i5 4th generation with no U or Y suffix. Ram is 4G.
Magic Ears Minimum Internet Speed
Internet speed is at least 5 mbps upload speed and 20 mbps download, so when handing using the interactive platform there won’t be a delay.
Magic Ears Classroom Background
Have a clean teaching background, include something colorful if possible, a mouse, and at least 2 relevant props (for this lesson they would be – a banana, N, n both written on paper or whiteboard). We also refer to the N – as “big N” and the n – as “little n”.
Magic Ears Total Physical Response
All online ESL teachers know the importance of using TPR (Total Physical Response) and Magic Ears really values the three main gestures that I go over in the video – point to your mouth when you are speaking, cup your hand over your ear when it’s the student’s turn to talk, and the always fun, thumbs-up when sharing positive feedback such as “good job”, “great”, or “awesome”. Additionally, do TPR that makes the class fun – acting like a lion, jumping up and down, or crying.
Four Students To a Class
In a Magic Ears’ classroom you can have up to 4 students at a time so energy is important. (They take classes at night, so after a long day, they might be tired.) We talk about Passion, which not only means energy, but also listening for mispronunciations, connecting with the students on something they are wearing or have just said, and just letting them know you care about their learning.
Correct Student Pronunciation in Magic Ears
When correcting students it is important to know how…. if they mispronounce the word “apple” and struggle with the “L” sound, than focus on that sound. Stressing the “l-l-l”, have them say “like” and then have them say “apple”.
Chinese speakers never suck out their tongues so when speaking English, where many of the alphabet needs for us to stick out our tongues or lips, this will be a struggle as well as the sounds “w” and “th”.
Additionally, the “s” in plurals words, and small words such as “in, a, the” will be missed. Use your fingers to show the kids how many words are in the sentence, underline the words are all ways to show the students what they are missing in sentences.
The actual lesson is covered in this video. What other tips are included? Here is the video again for you to watch and find out:
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