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English for non-English speaking seniors

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:39 pm    Post subject: English for non-English speaking seniors Reply with quote

Have any of you taught English classes to non-English speaking seniors? If you have, what textbooks did/do you use? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Seniors like reflecting on their lives, sharing stories Reply with quote

Two of my best classes were conversation classes at Santa Monica Community College with senior citizens.

During those two semesters, I developed several conversation worksheets of questions, proverbs, and quotations for my classes. The discussions were lively since seniors like reflecting on their lives and sharing stories. We had a great time!

I've recently expanded my lessons and conversation worksheets into a book titled Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics. Go to www.compellingconversations.com for free sample chapters. You will find that seniors appreciate the cultural references and open up when given the opportunity.

Good luck.

Eric
eric@compellingconversations.com
www.compellingconversations.com
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