Getting into teaching private English lessons

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Getting into teaching private English lessons

Unread postby Namekuji » 23 May 2011, 10:33

Hi there,

I have never taught before.

All of my Korean, Japanese and other international friends say my speaking style is easy to understand and think I would be a good teacher.

I am moving to Brisbane soon and thinking about doing private English lessons.

What should I do to learn how to do private one-on-one English lessons ?

Thanks!

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Re: Getting into teaching private English lessons

Unread postby Lucy » 30 May 2011, 14:33

Hello Namekuji,

Sorry I haven't replied sooner; I was on holiday without access to internet.

I suggest you start by reading a couple of books on the topic. Jim Scrivener's Learning Teaching and Jeremy Harmer's The Practice of English Language Teaching are both excellent books to start with. Both will give you an introduction to the wide range of skills you need when teaching.

Lucy


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