Course books for beginners

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Course books for beginners

Unread post by joros » 13 Sep 2017, 09:49

Hi Lucy,
I have just completed a TESOL course via TESOL Direct and am a native English speaker living in the Netherlands. My work background is accountancy. I would like to start giving 1-2-1 lessons or small group lessons with 11/12 year olds who are still very new to English. Most can only say a few sentences. So it would be nothing official, but an "improve your English before high school" kind of thing. I am currently looking for a course book for beginners that I could follow as it seems an awful lot of effort to start from scratch and prepare all the lessons myself. Can you recommend any particular course books. In fact, I would also like to find course books for intermediates and business English in case I can find opportunities in these areas as well.
Many thanks for any help.
Kind regards,

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Re: Course books for beginners

Unread post by Lucy » 17 Sep 2017, 20:51

Hi Jo,

I agree that you should go easy on yourself with lesson planning. Here are some resources:

The British Council in co-operation with the BBC have some excellent teaching resources for pre-teens on their website. ... hing-tools

Business one-to-one (published by OUP) is very good.

English File and Headway are good for intermediate students.

HOpe this helps.

Kind regards,

Lucy is the author of Lucy Pollard's Guide to Teaching English

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