Hi,

I have been asked to teach a couple of lessons a week to French adults here in France, mainly conversational practice.

I did my first Beginners class a couple of days ago and had planned it for at least half a dozen students at low level. In the event only one student turned up and I would have put her at Intermediate level (Thursday's lessons) so I had to adapt what I'd planned and we had a nice one-one session, which she enjoyed, but obviously the lesson plan went prety much out of the window.

How do I plan when I have no idea how many students I will be teaching? I have done whole class teaching (about 15 years ago now) and one-to-one in my home in England but I am losing confidence in my self.

I didn't want to use a course book, but be led more by what the students say they want to learn.

Any advice gratefully received, thanks.