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midesire



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:39 am    Post subject: TEACHING ADULTS / CHILDREN WITH NO SPOKEN ENGLISH Reply with quote


Hello,

My church offers a free ESL programme to refugees and new immigrants living in the community.

I am the one and only ESL Facilitator for this programm, and have a little training in the field.

I would like some help with teaching adults and children who do not speak English. It is a mixed class, and I usually start with the alphabet, colours, identifying food, body parts etc. - very basic. I don't know where to go from here, what the next level would be, and how do I teach the students to speak more words, sentences etc. Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Sally Olsen



Joined: 08 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some excellent and free programs, books, materials available for churches depending on your denomination. Just go to Google and type in ESL and your denomination for more information. They will be glad to send you free materials that are fun, relevant and will promote your church.
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midesire



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:10 am    Post subject: Teaching Adults and children with no spoken English Reply with quote

Hello Sally,

Thank you for your reply and for the information you gave.

We are not offering ESL classs to actually promote our church but to assist individuals learn English.

I teach a grammar class using Cambridge teaching books. Our English conversation class covers a wide variety of topics.

I am looking fo some guidance for the next step from basic beginner level ABC's etc to reading and, or short sentances. I have a family of 6 who do not speak English.

Thanks again Sally, and to anyone else who can help me.
Yvonne
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cavez33



Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Teaching adults Reply with quote

Hello,
I am actually teaching 6-7 intermediate level adults in a local community room. What they basically want is to pratice in order to get them ready for real contexts. In order to do so, I have made a little box in which I put cards with contextual hints. They though have to pick a card and solve the given problem. For example, they have to say what they would say to a restaurant manager for a complain.
Hope it'll help you!
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shelleyvernon



Joined: 21 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Though my complete resources are not free I do offer free samples that you are welcome to. You simply enter your name and email on the site (full privacy and no spam).

I would recommend the primary games for the children - these are mostly aimed at beginners to lower intermediate and I fully explain in each game how you can adapt it to teach what you like, whether that be single vocabulary words to those words being used in a question or sentence.

You build up basic knowledge and fluency with this great variety of language games and then you can start doing role-plays.
If you have smaller groups I recommend plays and skits as children love these and they are more fun than just pretening to buy a ticket from a travel agent.

Here is the plays page - you'll find a free skit on there to try.
From there you may navigate to other pages that interest you to sign up for the free games for children and for adults.

http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/eslplays.htm

Kind regards
Shelley
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bethany27



Joined: 30 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shelleyvernon wrote:
Hello

Though my complete resources are not free I do offer free samples that you are welcome to. You simply enter your name and email on the site (full privacy and no spam).

I would recommend the primary games for the children - these are mostly aimed at beginners to lower intermediate and I fully explain in each game how you can adapt it to teach what you like, whether that be single vocabulary words to those words being used in a question or sentence.

You build up basic knowledge and fluency with this great variety of language games and then you can start doing role-plays.
If you have smaller groups I recommend plays and skits as children love these and they are more fun than just pretening to buy a ticket from a travel agent.

Here is the plays page - you'll find a free skit on there to try.
From there you may navigate to other pages that interest you to sign up for the free games for children and for adults.

http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/eslplays.htm

Kind regards
Shelley



Hi Shelley,

I just wanted you to know that your website has a few technical problems. A lot of the text on the front page overlaps itself. It makes it hard to read. Other than that, I like your site.
- Bethany
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