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    nogah is offline Newbie
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    Lightbulb Using English outside the classroom

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm teaching English in Saudi Arabia for high school students.My problem is I cannot force my students to use English outside the classroom. I want something helping me to make them practise English willingly.May be some of them don't like English, but I'm sure that most of them like it and want to learn.
    Please help me to achieve this in a proper way.
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    Summer1963 is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: Using English outside the classroom

    I might be able to help, but are you teaching boys or girls and which city are you in?

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    Default Re: Using English outside the classroom

    Hi
    Thank you for passing by...
    I'm taching girls.In the cntral region of Saudi Arabia.
    But ,Does it matter to know which city?

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    Default Re: Using English outside the classroom

    The reason it matters is that certain subjects are okay to broach in cities like Jeddah, whereas they would be considered inappropriate in small villages. Girls love to talk about singers, actors and film but I would hesitate to 'allow' them to do so if you are in a place where the parents might object to these kind of subjects. And be careful if you have a very religious girl in your class because she can get you into all kinds of trouble.

    As for practicing English outside the classroom, do you mean spoken or written English and what sort of level are we talking about? Inshallah I can give you some more advice depending on your answers.

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    Default Re: Using English outside the classroom

    Thank you Summer 1963 once again. I agree with you about where I am teaching. But what I need are general topics about the girls and their interests away from actors and singers. Also I need spoken conversation to improve their pronunciation and speaking as well. By the way, my students are in high school but their level is between intermediate and beginners.

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