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Unread post by John V55 » 06 Jun 2020, 11:52

I had very much the same idea you have and over time designed myself a culture based syllabus instead of the usual textbook style exercises. I then included my own games and quizzes, such as ‘Hangman’ and ‘I spy with my little eye.’ How many words can you make from ‘Christmas’ (mast, cast, miss, match …) was very popular and of course the odd short video of Mr. Bean was always welcome as a taste of British humour. All tailored of course to the age of the audience.

This is the syllabus I designed with the same ideas you have and used in Thailand and China for several years. No need to download, just scroll down to read. https://www.academia.edu/11730502/ABL_TEFL_SYLLABUS

Just some ideas and comments.

Ninety minutes is a very long time to keep the attention of anyone, which is why classes are usually 45 to 60 minutes long. Engagement is the key and ‘lecturing’ is a definite turn-off. If you can hold the attention of someone for a lengthy period of time (otherwise known as class management), you’re 90% of the way there. Public speaking will also be much different from talking on a radio and something you should practice beforehand. Can’t think of anything else at the moment. :)

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