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by raferguson
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Simple reading material for adults?
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Simple reading material for adults?

I teach English to mostly Spanish Speakers, mostly adult men, some over 50 years old. I have recently been teaching a group who understand and speak English reasonably well. You can definitely communicate with them in English, although I sometimes clarify things in Spanish. This is not an educated g...
by raferguson
Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Book suggestions? Get out of a rut? Mixed levels?
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Book suggestions? Get out of a rut? Mixed levels?

I am looking for suggestions on a book that I would find useful, with strategies, ideas, etc. The book is for me, not the students. I am afraid that I am in a bit of a rut. I usually start out with a couple of pages from a bilingual picture dictionary, and then go on to my own material, which covers...
by raferguson
Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: paid to talk?
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Tutoring

I have been on the student side of tutoring with a number of teachers in more than one language, so I have the student view on this topic. I hired graduate students who were native speakers; they were already teaching undergrads as TAs. I attribute my fluency in Spanish totally to tutoring, and high...
by raferguson
Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Multiple consonants for Spanish Speakers, Minimal pairs
Replies: 1
Views: 4767

Multiple consonants for Spanish Speakers, Minimal pairs

I predominantly teach native Spanish speakers, of various levels, generally in classes of five or fewer students. I have noticed that one of their consistent problems relates to words having multiple consonants in a row. For example, if the word is stop, they might pronounce it as es-top. Certainly ...