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Mohamed Saeed al-Sahhaf



Joined: 05 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:28 am    Post subject: A newbie asking a ? you've answered a million times already. Reply with quote

Hello,

I am currently making preparations to give private ESL lessons from my home.

Can anyone give me any recommendations on a textbook with accompanying workbook?

I'm looking for a book with the understanding that some of my students may not exactly have a firm grasp on their native language, so I need a text that starts with the very basics, like the alphabet, and progresses from there. Also, I suspect that the majority of my students will be Spanish speaking, and my Spanish is weak. Therefore, I'll nedd a text and workbook that is conducive to teaching someone whose language I don't speak.

Also, any advice for a fledgling would be greatly appreciated.

If you're sick of answering the same questions over and over again, feel free to tell me to get lost. Smile
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Mohamed Saeed al-Sahhaf



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW...where's my sig? Confused
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Mohamed Saeed al-Sahhaf



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. You've all been very helpful. Confused
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corey



Joined: 17 Jun 2003
Posts: 34
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Interchange is the classic. They just added a bunch of goodies too. I like it.

Side by Side is OK for beginners, but adults think it's a little childish at advanced levels.

Macmillan just came into the game with (damn I forgot the name) - anyway STAY AWAY. It is a first edition and loaded with mistakes.

I hear good things about the Scott Foresman series.

Good luck
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