Tips for Tutoring Adult Students Methods and Materials for Conversation and Writing Tutors Eric H. Roth writes... How do you effectively teach English to a struggling private student? What will you actually do for 60-120 minutes together? How will you make the lessons meaningful enough that your client feels satisfied and wants to retain you for future lessons? First, you must be very clear about what the client wants and expects. For students who want to improve their conversation, I strongly suggest that you select the topic and materials in advance. If you have a weaker student looking to improve their speaking skills, then I would advise using a picture dictionary. You can also make a good income helping ESL students write college admission essays, practice TOEFL and GRE essays, and proofreading papers. Finally, I have had great success sharing insights on adapting to American culture. As William Shakespeare noted four centuries ago, "All's well that ends well". Or not. © Eric H.
Private Lessons & How To Keep Them When I was teaching during term time for a large well-known language school in the south of Spain, like most teachers I had a lot of classes and got to know my adult students particularly well, which meant getting invited out for social gatherings and asked for advice when it came to using English professionally. I was always happy to oblige, even went out of my way to help students and used this as a way of networking and expanding my potential customer base. Why? Private lessons During term-time you’ll probably be too busy to even think about taking on private classes but during the summer holidays it can be a long expensive time for an unemployed teacher. I found that 90% of my private lessons came from students I was teaching during term-time in school and the other 10% were through those 90% students. Tips To Get Your Private Lessons Show Them You Care Finally 5. Conflict? Some teachers may worry that this could conflict with the school that they teach at but it’s simple. It’s easy.
First Certificate in English The First Certificate in English (FCE) is one of the examinations available from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations in England. Its possession proves one's adequacy in the English language, and its successful completion means that one is able to interact socially efficiently. The FCE examination falls in the grade A2, B1, B2 and C1. Its advantage is that its expiration date is throughout life. The test consists of five sections: ReadingWritingUse of EnglishListeningSpeaking In the reading section, the candidate is expected to answer a set of questions based on the context of three texts, which are approximately 350-700 words in length each. The Writing section consists of two parts. The Use of English section includes four tasks, whose types vary, including multiple choice filling, open gap filling, word formation and key word transformation. The Listening section consists of a set of questions based on four spoken texts. Official site
The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students January 26, 2014 Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection . Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform. Today, I am sharing with you a treasure trove of practical guides on how to use each tool in Google Drive. Google Forms Google DocsGoogle DrawingGoogle SlidesGoogle SheetsWork on Google Drive Offline
Lanternfish ESL: Lesson for Adult Classes The Odd One Out Game: Students look at a list of four items and decide which is different. They must give a reason. Everybody holds their answer up at the same time. If their reason is unique they get a point. Example: Eagle, Owl, Bat, Penguin. Penguins can't fly. Bats are mammals. Bats have teeth. Bats have poor eyesight. Penguins can swim. Peguins only live in the Southern Hemisphere. Remember they only need to give a unique reason to get a point. Dislikes: Simple worksheet highlighting useful language for discussing dislikes. Classroom English: Highlights the essential language for getting information when you don't understand something. For and Against: A simple worksheet for practising expressing opinions. Chores, Errands, and Favors: Students discuss what chores they do and what errands they run ESL Surveys: This section contains several sets of survey questions. Love and Relationships: A collection of worksheets and activities for teaching vocabulary used to describe relationships.
Teaching One to One - Tips Teaching one to one is something most English teachers will do sooner or later. Teaching one to one can help improve your teaching salary, and give you some flexibility in scheduling. Of course, teaching one to one has its drawbacks as well. Before you Get Started Before you begin teaching one on one you'll need to do a needs analysis to be effective. Doing a Needs Analysis Have a short conversation in English to warm things up. Planning One to One Lessons Once you've provided a needs analysis, you can decide on specific outcomes for your lessons. Instead of 'Improve listening skills': Improve comprehension skills at conferences by focusing on language commonly used in presentations. The bottom line is that the more specific you can make your lessons to the individual learner, the happier your one to one students will be. Advantages of One to One English Teaching Disadvantages of One to One English Teaching Students might cancel at the last second.
Sample Papers: Download & print | Objective: First Certificate (FCE) If you click on the category “Practice Tests”, you will get to see some sites I know to download tests or to take them online…This way you don’t need to wait for me, i.e. for our face-to-face lesson, to get more sample papers. Click on the following links to get a sample paper of each part…Print them and good luck. I will upload the answers in a week. Reading: Paper 1: paper1reading.pdf and Paper 2: paper2reading.pdfUse of English: Paper 3: paper3useofenglish.pdfListening: Paper 4: paper4listening.pdf Listening 1 / Listening 2 / Listening 3 / Listening 4 Speaking: Paper 5: paper5speaking.pdf For the speaking part, you can record yourself here at Odeo (it is a free service that offers a way to record and share audio online for free. Web possibilities are endless. Like this: Like Loading...
50 de las mejores herramientas gratuitas y online para profesores en 2014 Preparar clases, hacer presentaciones, comunicarse con alumnos y padres, corregir exámenes, mostrar vídeos… ser profesor no es tarea fácil, pero la tecnología puede ayudarnos a eliminar procesos burocráticos y a hacer más atractivo nuestro trabajo. En esta lista os mostramos 50 recursos que pueden ser útiles en el día a día del profesor, lista actualizada con las últimas novedades en la categoría. Recordad que en noviembre de 2012 ya os presentamos una lista semejante. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
Pair Activity: 10 Years of Facebook Facebook is 10 Years Old! Let’s Chat! Do your students use Facebook? 1. 2. co-founderspawnclass action suitdebutaggregateroll outpublic offeringrevenue Alternatively, you could assign one word above to each pairing, and have your students teach a word. 3. 4. Related Lesson Plans in the ESL-Library Discussion Starters: Social Media Discussion Starters: Internet AddictionDiscussion Starters: Kids and TechnologyAmerican Presidents: Barack ObamaFamous Places: DisneylandFamous People: Pope John Paul II
One To One Teaching Activities « ESL Treasure People watchingGo for a walk outside or look out of the window and analyses passers-by. Have your student create crazy stories about people and be creative. Picture analysisTake in pictures for your students to analyses. Take the pressure off yourself and get them thinking. DialoguePrepare some dialogues or co-write some which are relevant to the topic of your lesson. Go through them together, playing a part each then switching roles. Reading comprehensionUse reading materials in your one to on lessons. HangmanThis is a classic word game whereby you think of a sentence, set out the underscores on the paper where a letter goes and have them attempt to guess the phrase. Word cardsPrepare some word cards to make sentences with. BattleshipsGive your student a blank piece of A4 paper. Use the relevant vocabulary according to your grammar point. BrainstormPick a theme or grammar point and brainstorm examples and ideas together on the board. Roll the diceBring a dice to the lesson.
Cambridge English: First (FCE) Cambridge English: Key, ou Key English Test (KET), est l’examen qui teste le niveau d’anglais général le plus élémentaire. La réussite au KET montre que vous pouvez utiliser l’anglais dans des situations simples et que vous commencez à avoir de bonnes bases dans cette langue. Cambridge English: Key for Schools évalue exactement le même niveau que le Cambridge English: Key et aboutit au même diplôme. La seule différence réside dans le contenu et le traitement des sujets proposés. Niveau de qualification: Elémentaire = A2 du Cadre européen commun. Qui peut passer cet examen ? Nous vous conseillons de passer cet examen si vous avez suivi environ 250 heures de cours en anglais, ou si vous avez des connaissances de base en compréhension et expression écrite et orale. Format de l'examen L’examen comporte trois parties. Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools évalue exactement le même niveau que le Cambridge English: Preliminary et aboutit au même diplôme. L’examen comporte trois parties.
Integrated Skills in the ESL/EFL Classroom Resources Online Resources: Digests September 2001 EDO-FL-01-05 Integrated Skills in the ESL/EFL Classroom Rebecca Oxford, University of Maryland One image for teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) is that of a tapestry. In addition to the four strands mentioned above—teacher, learner, setting, and relevant languages—other important strands exist in the tapestry. If this weaving together does not occur, the strand consists merely of discrete, segregated skills—parallel threads that do not touch, support, or interact with each other. By examining segregated-skill instruction, we can see the advantages of integrating the skills and move toward improving teaching for English language learners. Segregated-Skill Instruction In the segregated-skill approach, the mastery of discrete language skills such as reading and speaking is seen as the key to successful learning, and language learning is typically separate from content learning (Mohan, 1986). Content-Based Instruction.