Ideas of textbooks to use in Ghana?

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Ideas of textbooks to use in Ghana?

Unread postby MimiRoselle » 10 Aug 2012, 18:00

Hi guys.

I'm heading to Ghana to do some teaching in the next few months and although they have their own textbooks I would really like to take my own to teach from. I will be teaching primary school and I reckon their English is going to be quite low level as it's in the middle of no where!
Does anyone have any good recommendations of text books I could take? I'll probably take a few levels and age ranges. I'm fairly new to teaching so am not very wised up on what books to use.

Thanks, Mimi.
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Re: Ideas of textbooks to use in Ghana?

Unread postby Lapalmita » 20 Aug 2012, 17:43

Hi Mimi,

I was using the Get Set Go series for a while. It is not the best textbook, but all text books have their limitation, concerning flexibility, in my opinion. I really would prefer visual teaching aids for young students, as the kids also can think more abstract about new vocabulary.

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Re: Ideas of textbooks to use in Ghana?

Unread postby Alex Case » 21 Aug 2012, 21:59

Hi Palmita

Thanks for your reply. Were you teaching in a similar situation to the one Mimi describes?

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Re: Ideas of textbooks to use in Ghana?

Unread postby Lapalmita » 26 Aug 2012, 17:34

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your post. Regarding your question, yes I did, mostly younger learners. I am teaching nearly 20 years, not only English, mostly engineering. As I am non-native, sometimes I battle to find the right resources for my students, so I dislike a to structured curriculum what you have to follow. So Mimi's idea is not to bad to look for some kind of guideline to carry with, but I hope she would not be to stuck to it.

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