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  • martyn101
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    22 February, 2010 at 18:52
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    Hi there, i am a qualified EFL/ESOL teacher and am used to working with advanced students, i want to start working with absolute beginners and to be honest i have no idea where to start, i need to know how to construct and plan a lesson for this level of students, can anyone point me in the right direction of any videos, books or website that may be of use.

    ICAL_Pete
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    23 February, 2010 at 17:33
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    Reply To: Teaching beginners.

    For me the key is simplicity. Everything needs to be as simple as possible and then repeated. And repeated again.

    I will spend more time on each element of the lesson than with advanced learners. I will give more examples, slow things down, and then get all the class to practice the language item. And then practice it again.

    If you get my drift! :)

    This first lesson for beginners explains what I mean and this overview for beginners may help.


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    jack705
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    29 March, 2010 at 15:21
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    Reply To: Teaching beginners.

    Beginners need a base and foundation on which they would improve.
    To build a solid base you must follow the syllabus made for particular learners.

    You can teach them alphabets, parts of speech, tenses, paragraphs, essays.
    I mean go on in a hierarchical order.

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