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Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby myvidentity » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:31 am

Hello ,

I have started teaching in a language school suggesting no books to teach except for some Wiki magazines. These show the framework what should be worked on, for example, indefiniteness and definiteness and that's it. When it was offered I accepted the job easily because it seemed challenging and at the same time simple but now I'm out of reliable materials. please some help me out in what ways I can find materials for all the suggested frameworks.

Thanks.
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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby becki » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:23 am

What exactly are you supposed to be teaching (i.e., conversation, grammar, business english, etc.)? Can you give more examples of the "frameworks"? Do you mean definite and indefinite articles?

If there are no books or resources, it sounds like the school wants you to do conversation classes. These can be easy to prepare if you tell the students to come prepared with a topic to discuss. Then, you can assist them with keeping a conversation going, asking questions, giving opinions, etc.
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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby kjagasia » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:14 pm

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby toeicsensei » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:07 pm

Hi,

I think it really does depend on the students and the level you are teaching to. I have found a lot of online resources are useful, especially news articles.

If you just type in "Free online English lessons" or something similar you are bound to find resources. Otherwise there's always the torrents..!

Good luck
Hi, I teach English online. I have been a teacher in Japan for many years and I specialise in helping students with TOEIC. http://www.toeicteacherskype.co.uk
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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby myvidentity » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:10 pm

becki wrote:What exactly are you supposed to be teaching (i.e., conversation, grammar, business english, etc.)? Can you give more examples of the "frameworks"? Do you mean definite and indefinite articles?

If there are no books or resources, it sounds like the school wants you to do conversation classes. These can be easy to prepare if you tell the students to come prepared with a topic to discuss. Then, you can assist them with keeping a conversation going, asking questions, giving opinions, etc.


Hello,
I haven't accepted the job offer yet, but I realty see it challenging.
Yes,they want me to work on students' conversation and even there is no paper-based final examination but checking how they perform orally based on their own per-established frameworks.
For intermediate and advanced level students, the idea of asking them to be prepared with a topic for further discussion works, but what about basic and elementary level students? :?:
For example, the school asks me to work on present simple for a session or two, then present continuous tense, and so on.

I hope I can handle it.... Wish me luck.
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