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    Default need help starting as teacher for No-English-Basis teenagers ...

    hello,

    I am a starter at English teaching and I would like to have some advice on how to teach Arabic nine-graders whose knowledge of English is almost nothing. I need help as I am lost on how to set up a syllabus for them and I hope someone provide some guidelines on how to teach them.

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    Default Re: need help starting as teacher for No-English-Basis teenagers ...

    Are you working in an institute?

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    Default Re: need help starting as teacher for No-English-Basis teenagers ...

    @Tdol

    No. I am only teaching three teenagers. I have not had the chance to teach in an institute.

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    Default Re: need help starting as teacher for No-English-Basis teenagers ...

    So these are private students? Did you have no say in which students you took on?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: need help starting as teacher for No-English-Basis teenagers ...

    flashcards-(in color) You can start with nouns, and then add in the adjectives.[e.g.-dog, black dog, small black dog/ car, blue car,expensive blue car] Your main problem will be choosing "cards" that will keep them (13-15yr old teenagers) interested. Choices such as babe, hot babe, bikinied hot babe may not be the proper ones; but the World Cup is coming up and "soccer" IS popular.

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    @ emsr2d2

    It is not that I had 'no say' in taking them, it is just that a friend asked me to help teach his friend's kids so I am planning to do so.

    @ poorboy_9

    Thank you, that was a useful input. Choosing interesting subjects such as football (soccer) would be helpful. They are 14-16 years old but sadly they lack the very basics of English which makes it very difficult for me to start building them up ( they do not know words like: 'but', 'play', 'enjoy' !).

    Are there any similar suggestions, please. How should I carry on the process of teaching them? knowing that I have to almost start from zero.

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    There are lots of textbooks for teenagers who are beginners in English. For example, English in Mind Starter. I think your students will like it

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