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    Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    Hello,
    I live in Mysore, India, quite a popular tourist destination. I find most of the taxi drivers here do not know to speak in 'understandable' English, from the tourist point of view. I wish to help a couple of them. Please let me know whether there any online / downloadable lessons, or guidelines which are specific to teaching these taxi drivers?
    Thanks in advance!
    Soundar
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    N.S. Soundar Rajan
    Mysore, India

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    Re: Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    I don't know of any courses that specific, but there are loads of courses for general toursim, which might help:
    http://www.learn4good.com/languages/...rism/index.htm


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    Re: Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    Thanks for your reply, understand Thailand / Singapore Governments have a syllabus to help taxidrivers learn English. If you're aware of this programme kindly let me know where I can get the details.

    Soundar

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    Re: Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    I'll ask around, but I haven't worked in either of those countries.

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    #5

    Re: Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    Maybe I can help you.This website isn't a syllabus for taxi drivers but an online lesson introduced by PM Lee:

    http://www.goodenglish.org.sg/SGEM/o...sson/index.htm


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    Re: Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    Many thanks to Ed and Fazzu, the Singapore website is useful to a limited extent. A syllabus specific to helping Taxi drivers would be of great help, kindly keep the search on.

    Best wishes

    Soundar


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    Re: Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    Soundar,

    you may try posting to the craigslist site(s)
    and perhaps someone from Thailand/S'pore
    may respond with the information.

    http://singapore.craigslist.org
    http://bangkok.craiglist.org

    I had read that taxi drivers in Beijing are
    being trained in English conversation
    to prepare them for the 2008 Olympics.
    I don't know if they have a course such
    as the one you mentioned in your post,
    but again, you can try to post at the
    Beijing Craigslist site.
    http://beijing.craigslist.org

    Good luck.


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    Re: Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    Many thanks English Student, if I succeed would post the details here.

    Best wishes

    Soundar


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    #9

    Re: Basic English lessons for Taxi drivers

    Dear Soundar,

    Iīm from Brazil. Because football cup and olimpic games I want to teach english to taxi drivers. Letīs exchange informations. What did you find until now?

    Best wishes.

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