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    #1

    Conversation lessons

    Hello,

    I have a few adults who come to me for conversation lessons and I also have a few Skype students. The problem is that I never know what to talk about and how to structure the lesson if I'm not following a specific book. I found many places online that offer conversation topics and starters but they are all so boring and really lack structure.

    What do you suggest? I have a really hard time trying to figure out what to do every day I have conversation lessons!

    Thanks

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    Re: Conversation lessons

    May I ask why you have accepted the conversation and Skype students if you have no idea how to teach them?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Conversation lessons

    It was my first thought when I read it.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: Conversation lessons

    Is there anything here?
    http://www.esldiscussions.com/

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    #5

    Re: Conversation lessons

    I am not sure what structure you are looking for as conversation lessons are fairly flexible. You migth find the Dogme approach helpful, though, for example http://designerlessons.org/tag/dogme/ Some TED talks can lead to a lot of discussion as well. Or, are you asking about 1-2-1?

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