Ray Genet

Ray Genet

Ray Genet (PhD in Edn, M.Sc in Env. Sci., GradDipTchLn, RSA CELTA) is a tutor, lecturer and curriculum developer. He has taught EAL in France & NZ and developed curriculum for UNESCO and the NMIT.

Location I live in Nelson, New Zealand.

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  • Nice to have you in the course Fe. I hope you like it.

  • Welcome Camila, I hope you like the course.

  • Welcome Veronica! Congratulations on receiving your degree. I hope you like the course.

  • A yearning for nature - but why?

  • @AliciaChen But people drew these landscapes before Covid.

  • Where does this fantasy come from?

  • Explain what you think.

  • Why is it necessary to have flowers and trees?

  • Explain why?

  • Is your house overlooking grass and water?

  • what makes a good natural environment, why do we need it?

  • Explain why Cassie.

  • Explain why they need this?

  • Why is it the ideal life for most people?

  • I think so Cassie.

  • Welcome RainPeng!

  • Welcome Krishna!

  • Great to have you in the course Asmaa. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Good ideas.
    Here are some questions about grammar for you.
    1) When should you use capital letters in English?
    2)Correct the spelling of these words:
    situacion
    realice
    3) Explain the difference between these words:
    life
    live

  • Hello Francisca, Welcome to the course. It is great to have an environmental engineer in the class. I hope you enjoy the course. If you have any questions, please ask.

  • Well expressed.

  • 1) “Please let me talk to you about…”

    The word order is better now, but it is better to say:
    'Allow me to talk to you about...'

    or less formally,

    'I'd like to talk to you about...'

    2) “The woodland caribou was designed a vulnerable specie in 2005.”

    The problem here is the word 'designed'.

    What is the difference between 'to design' and 'to...

  • Thank you for the information about the Woodland Caribou which was new to me.

    It reminds me of two species of parrots in NZ that occupy different habitats: the kea in alpine regions and the kaka in lowland forests.

    What a shame there are only 7 left! Yes, you are right sometimes the safest place for such critically endangered species is a zoo.

    Your...

  • Hi Stéphanie,

    Overall well expressed. Here are some corrections and questions for you:

    1) What is the difference between: 'loose' and 'lose'?

    2) Note your sentence: 'If the government wants to protect and restore so they must...' . 'so' is not necessary here.

    3) Can you find the errors and correct it the following:

    '....could be...

  • Welcome Bounebi, I hope you find the course interesting and you learn new things.

  • Welcome Caroline, Thanks for joining the course. I hope you learn lots and share your ideas with the class.

  • Hello Diki, Nice to have a forest engineer in the course. I hope you enjoy it. I'm looking forward to following your progress.

  • Welcome Keneth, I hope you enjoy the course.

  • @StéphanieLafrenière I just watched a promotional video about your region - it looks fantastic.

  • You are most welcome Evgeny.

  • Welcome to the course Wali. I hope you enjoy the course.

  • Hello Angela, Welcome to the course. Great to have an artist in the class :) You'll see that your drawing skills will come in handy this week. I'm looking forward to following your contributions to the dicsussions.

  • Hi Virginia, Thanks for your participation. Feel free to leave a star rating with feedback as this is helpful to make the course better.

  • Hi Virginia, Apparently you can download the PowerPoint app for phones from Google Play.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.powerpoint

    You could try that.
    It would be great to see a presentation by you.
    What topic would you choose?

  • Hi Diana, Glad you like the ideas in the course :)

  • Why do you think conservationists think that killing introduced predators is the only solution?

  • Welcome Stéphanie, You are the first student who knows about the 2050 goal. In Week 3 we deal with a forest ecological restoration project in Nelson that has to control predators. I am really looking forward to reading your thoughts on the methods they use. By the way, I studied French for a year in Chicoutimi (UQAC) some years ago.

  • Hello Diana, Welcome to the course. I'm looking forward to following your progress.

  • Hi Sandra, you are most welcome in the class. I look forward to following your progress.

  • Welcome to the class Rocio. I hope this course can help you reach your goals for conservation biology and English.

  • Nice to have you in the class Erta. I'm looking forward to reading your discussion comments.

  • Welcome to the class Sude. I can assure you you will learn new things. I'm looking forward to following your progress.

  • Welcome to the class Irina.