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    ADVICE ASKED FROM TEACHERS

    Hello,

    I have had an experience of about four years of teaching English language to small classes. However, for the last five years or so I remained completely out of touch with the teaching due to some constraints. Now when I decided to restart the teaching again, I was surprised to realize that I needed some brushing up my English grammar, and vocabulary before I restart the teaching again. Well my problem is that being an non-native English speaker it is getting somewhat frustrating for me as to where should I start to regulate my knowledge of English language from. Please solve my problem.
    Thanks,Hatim Hussain

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    Re: ADVICE ASKED FROM TEACHERS

    What contact do you have with native speakers?

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    Re: ADVICE ASKED FROM TEACHERS

    Hi hatimhussain
    How about watching a film to learn lots of useful, everyday words that are used in conversations. Reading, reading, reading really helps me a lot to brush up on the structures and refresh my memory regarding the grammatical structures. By the way paraphrasing is also good. Working on my class language, replacing some words with the new ones to adapt my language to that of the advanced or higher levels. For example, instead of tired I can say "I was dead on my feet" or "I was fed yo with..." Or instead of "look at this page" I can say "have a look at this page".
    Good luck

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    Films and reading and somehow find a native to talk to!

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    Re: ADVICE ASKED FROM TEACHERS

    It depends on how much you are ready to invest in terms of both time and money. Yet, apart from level, can't see much difference between the way you teach and the way you study. What you think could be good for your students is most likely to help yourself.
    With luck, you could join teachers' 'speaking clubs' to discuss methodology, share activities or just find a speaking partner.

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    Re: ADVICE ASKED FROM TEACHERS

    Thank you very much for the advice. It will certainly help me to regain my confidence in studying this great language.
    Hatim Hussain

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