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General » More on teaching adults...
Thanks for your suggestions!
I have had my first "lesson" and it went ok. It was more of an assessment than anything else - and they did pretty well! I would put them in the intermediate to advanced category (one is more advanced than the other however).

They told me that they would like to work on their pronunciation and be able to read a text and explain it in english. They understand it, as they said they could explain it in french, but can't explain it in english. They want to improve their english in order to be able to communicate more effectively in english at work with the clients. While I know it's important to help them on their pronunciation, I know that getting them to speak and correcting them may get old... I have a few ideas (cloze exercises with a song, tongue twisters, reading and summarizing short stories out loud) but that won't really get me through the next three months. Any more suggestions? Games? Something fun that adults (in their 30's) who have a pretty good base of english would enjoy and actually benefit from?? Any tips would be great. Thanks again for your help! I'll definitely look into your suggestions.
Melanie
> Hello,
> I took the TESOL course last June and haven`t yet started teaching yet. I'm planning on heading to Vietnam in the fall/winter of 2006. Now, that being said, I`ve been approached by a co-worker who would like me to "teach" him and his friend english (I'm currently living in Montreal).
>
> I get the impression that they are at somewhat different levels (inferior/intermediate and intermediate). Since I haven`t yet taught, I`m not really sure what to do. Especially how to start. Any suggestions for teaching adults?? I don`t want it to be too easy nor too difficult! But I want them to enjoy it!
>
> Thanks a bunch!
> M?lanie
General » Teaching Adults
>Thanks for your suggestions!
I have had my first "lesson" and it went ok. It was more of an assessment than anything else - and they did pretty well! I would put them in the intermediate to advanced category (one is more advanced than the other however).

They told me that they would like to work on their pronunciation and be able to read a text and explain it in english. They understand it, as they said they could explain it in french, but can't explain it in english. They want to improve their english in order to be able to communicate more effectively in english at work with the clients. While I know it's important to help them on their pronunciation, I know that getting them to speak and correcting them may get old... I have a few ideas (cloze exercises with a song, tongue twisters, reading and summarizing short stories out loud) but that won't really get me through the next three months. Any more suggestions? Games? Something fun that adults (in their 30's) who have a pretty good base of english would enjoy and actually benefit from?? Any tips would be great. Thanks again for your help! I'll definitely look into your suggestions.
Melanie
> Hello,
> I took the TESOL course last June and haven`t yet started teaching yet. I'm planning on heading to Vietnam in the fall/winter of 2006. Now, that being said, I`ve been approached by a co-worker who would like me to "teach" him and his friend english (I'm currently living in Montreal).
>
> I get the impression that they are at somewhat different levels (inferior/intermediate and intermediate). Since I haven`t yet taught, I`m not really sure what to do. Especially how to start. Any suggestions for teaching adults?? I don`t want it to be too easy nor too difficult! But I want them to enjoy it!
>
> Thanks a bunch!
> M?lanie
>
General » Teaching Adults
Hello,
I took the TESOL course last June and haven`t yet started teaching yet. I'm planning on heading to Vietnam in the fall/winter of 2006. Now, that being said, I`ve been approached by a co-worker who would like me to "teach" him and his friend english (I'm currently living in Montreal).

I get the impression that they are at somewhat different levels (inferior/intermediate and intermediate). Since I haven`t yet taught, I`m not really sure what to do. Especially how to start. Any suggestions for teaching adults?? I don`t want it to be too easy nor too difficult! But I want them to enjoy it!

Thanks a bunch!
M?lanie
General » Any Suggestions?
Hey - I'm a female hoping to go teach in Vietnam. I'm trying to decide which city to go to. Ho Chi
Minh or Hanoi. Any suggestions?

Also, for those of you who have gone to Vietnam to teach already - is there anything I should do in Canada before going? (the whole work visa/criminal record check part - what should be done here and what can be done once in Vietnam?)

Thanks for your help!
Cheers!