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Conversation Courses TEFL

Unread postby butterfly » 17 Jul 2009, 20:20

How can I start teaching CONVERSATION to a student who has never studied English before? This person wants to SPEAK in English only, and is not interested in reading or writing. Only Speaking. And I am thinking about WHERE to start...I need your help. Thanks! :D
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Re: Conversation Courses TEFL

Unread postby Alex Case » 19 Jul 2009, 02:09

Wow, this is a huge question and I'll need to put some thinking and writing time into it. You say that they have never studied English before, does that mean that they are a complete beginner, or just false beginner or Elementary. Either way, you'll need a textbook of the right level (e.g. Headstart or Headway Beginner) along with lots of photocopiable activities of the same level to promote speaking (e.g. stuff at the back of the teacher's book, Beginner Communication Games, Elementary Communication Games etc)
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