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by ncaraway
Thu May 29, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Keeping students busy
Replies: 3
Views: 2629

Many thanks for these ideas. I am grateful. I decided to partially ignore the school's format and try something different. I still spend the first 20-30 minutes introducing the school's required topic and vocabulary. I then ask students if anyone has a story they would like to share or news they wou...
by ncaraway
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Conversation Classes
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

I don't think your approach is wrong. However, it probably depends on what the students are getting elsewhere. For example, I teach two conversation classes. The school also provides grammar, writing, and test-prep classes. Therefore, the students come to my classes solely to practice conversation. ...
by ncaraway
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Keeping students busy
Replies: 3
Views: 2629

Keeping students busy

I have two 90-minute conversation classes (advanced and beginner) that meet once a week. As with many adult ed classes class size varies weekly but averages 6-12 students. Classroom layout is traditional lecture hall style, which is unfortunate, but I cannot change that. I am given a topic by the sc...
by ncaraway
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: ebook textbooks?
Replies: 0
Views: 1273

ebook textbooks?

There seem to be almost no end of "how to" ebooks for teachers. What I find lacking are textbooks in ebook format that I can use. My goal is twofold: 1) to minimize the number of books I have to lug around, especially for 1:1 classes where I mix and match textbook content to customize lessons 2) to ...
by ncaraway
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Talkative student vs student who likes to complain
Replies: 3
Views: 2641

Thank you for your kind words. It isn't that the talkative student fills all the time. I think there are plenty of opportunities for each student to speak. In my opinion, it's that the other students are too shy to talk. The complainer has commented to me before that he prefers that I call on each s...
by ncaraway
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Talkative student vs student who likes to complain
Replies: 3
Views: 2641

Talkative student vs student who likes to complain

I've been teaching adults (in Taiwan) for almost a year and am just now beginning to feel comfortable at it. I started at a new school two months ago. There I teach two conversation classes: advanced and beginner. Class size varies but averages about 6 students. There's a student who shows up period...