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ESL Tuition - any advice please?

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by helenemdee, Jun 20, 2018.

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  1. helenemdee

    helenemdee New commenter

    One of my existing clients whose son I tutor has asked me to do some English speaking tuition with his elder daughter aged 18. She has just arrived from China to live in England and speaks next to no English. (I don't know any Chinese either). This is to 'tide her over' until she goes to college to study English in September. As I already work with the family, I'd like to help, but this isn't my forte - I usually teach primary-age English and Maths. Could anyone advise me on where to start with teaching English as a second language, or any good website or book resources? I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. phatsals

    phatsals Occasional commenter

    British Council have some useful resources.
     
  3. joyce-b

    joyce-b New commenter

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  4. Kateray1

    Kateray1 New commenter

    I have taught eal students in class and as a tutor. Many had very poor English.

    Start from the basics alphabet, 100 most common words etc, start reading books and use digraphs.

    I would always read to my real students and used lots of pictures in the beginning.

    Once they see their knowledge building they will gain confidence and want to know more.

    My eal students were all lovely to teach!

    Good luck
     

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