conversation with intermediate adults

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claraisa
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conversation with intermediate adults

Unread post by claraisa » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:29 pm

Hi! :)

I was asked to give a conversation course to adults. But I'm not a native speaker and I don´t feel much confortable about it because I' ve never done it before. I´m teaching English to young learners. Any ideas? How can I prepare myself for conversation classes?


Thank you! :lol:

Heads Up Eng
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Unread post by Heads Up Eng » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:31 am

Hi Claraisa,

Welcome to the forum!

If you just want to practice fluency - getting students to speak as much as possible and use past grammar and vocabulary studied - then consider providing themes.

I'm not sure of the level, because Intermediate can be pretty broad. But you could provide ten questions on vacations, or ten questions on New Year's holidays, or ten questions on future dreams. Students talk in groups or pairs, perhaps switching and repeating the conversations.

For stronger students, I would recommend my site: http://www.headsupenglish.com.

Although this sort of lesson can feel a bit loose, you can still work towards an end objective. Students can come together and decide who has the best, worst, most interesting vacation or dream, for example.

I hope the idea helps!

Chris Cotter
Heads Up English - Materials based on current events. Just print, and teach!
http://www.headsupenglish.com

gabrielaknak
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Re: conversation with intermediate adults

Unread post by gabrielaknak » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:48 pm

HELLO,

Add my MSN gabriela_knak@herics.com.br

I'm an English teacher... we can talk an exchange ideas...

Hugs,

Gabi

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