Tag Archives: beginners

looking back, looking forward

Yesterday was the last class of term with my beginners class.   The night before I sat at my computer and went through our lesson summaries from the last three months. I wanted to take stock of what we’d done.  As … Continue reading

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100 words

Following on from the class I wrote about in the last post , I received this piece of homework from one of the students.  I’ve added the photo as it’s one of my favourite beaches too – cows and all! TEXT: MY  … Continue reading

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What’s my role?

[part of an on-going series about teaching an A1.1 class using a negotiated-syllabus approach] As soon as we’d finished our class yesterday, I sat down at the computer to write a summary – not for the class, but for myself.  … Continue reading

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following a thread

A storm has blown up once again in the blogosphere over grammar McNuggets and it got me thinking about how I serve them up with my present class of beginners. So I decided to pick out one particular nugget and … Continue reading

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Christmas post

Just a quick post before the holidays. This is the Christmas present I just shared with my beginners class. It’s a blog where we can store all our lesson notes and video links. I hope it’ll help them look back … Continue reading

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getting the balance right

This is part four in the series about my beginners class. In this and the next post I want to take a step back and look at the slightly bigger picture.  We’ve now been having classes for  a month and … Continue reading

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every board tells a story?

This is the third post in a short series about teaching beginners. You can see the first and second posts here and here. This was our board at the end of the second lesson. ( Click on the photo to … Continue reading

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