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thetest



Joined: 31 May 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Teaching one to one Reply with quote

Hello,

I wondered if anyone has any advice for teaching one to one lessons, for 2 hours at a time? I have a few private students, both teens and adults, and usually only have 2 pages of a textbook to work with. That time can really drag.

I'm a new teacher and finding it difficult to apply CELTA methods (45 minute classes to groups of at between 8-12 students)to the reality.

Thanks!
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suphanburi



Joined: 20 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make a lesson plan for 2 hours.
Supplement as needed if the book you have is inadequate.
Work your plan.

OR

Don't take on the task.

OR

Let the time drag and kill your reputation with it.

Failing to plan is a plan to fail.

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sigmoid



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be focused on speaking practice with individual private students, so you need to give them something to talk about. There are tons of topic sheets on the internet that you can print out and copy.

There are some pages on this site, for example:

http://www.eslcafe.com/ideas/

http://www.eslcafe.com/search/index.html

http://www.eslcafe.com/students/


Another simple idea is to have a folder with a lot of pictures cut from magazines and newspapers. Scenes with people doing something are the best, but pictures of objects and landscapes can also be used.

After they have talked about the picture, they can go on to write a paragraph or two about it.


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Jmbf



Joined: 29 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 hours can be tricky to manage for 1-1s. Do your students have any specific learning goals? Some common goals for my own adult students are: IELTS prep, interview prep, corporate presentation prep.

BTW - what's the going rate for 1-1's in Thailand now?
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suphanburi



Joined: 20 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jmbf wrote:
BTW - what's the going rate for 1-1's in Thailand now?


b250 - b1500 depending on who it is and where you are (Dusit district in Bangkok or rural Sisaket).

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Jmbf



Joined: 29 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suphanburi wrote:

b250 - b1500 depending on who it is and where you are (Dusit district in Bangkok or rural Sisaket)


Thanks for that. The upper end of that scale is not bad considering the overall lower cost of living there. Are there any freelancers there who have managed to establish a reasonably sized (30 plus students) student base?
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