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    What to teach?

    Dear Teachers,

    I want to teach a hairdresser English. He is on a medium-level. He needs to be more fluent in communicating with his guests. What method do you advise? What coursebook should I use? What should a lesson be look like? He does not like using coursebooks, anyway. That is, he does not like the traditional classrom way of studying things.

    Thank you.

    Cheers,

    Ticsor

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    #2

    Re: What to teach?

    Use him as a resource and find out the kinds of conversations that he has and needs. You can find any specific hairdressing terms and language on websites, so there's no need to follow a coursebook. I'd use the internet if possible, and print-outs if not.

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    #3

    Re: What to teach?

    Don't use a coursebook. You could do a series of improvised hair salon role-plays, with you playing a different customer each time, thus keeping it natural and relevant to what he needs. His task would be to strike up conversation and politely keep the customer comfortable and engaged without being too intrusive.

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    Re: What to teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ticsor View Post
    Dear ​teachers,

    I want to teach a hairdresser English. He is on at intermediate level. medium-level. He needs to be more fluent in order to communicating communicate with his guests clients/customers. What method do you advise? What coursebook should I use (he doesn't like coursebooks or, at least, he does not like the traditional classroom method of studying)? What should a lesson be look like? He does not like using coursebooks, anyway. That is, he does not like the traditional classrom way of studying things.


    Thank you.

    Cheers, You don't need this as you've already said "Thank you".
    Ticsor
    Note my changes above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: What to teach?

    Is there a hairdressing magazine you can pick up, that might be fun to flick through. Have them explain the technicalities of the job, as if you were their trainee. Lots of roleplaying too, unusual requests, worst case scenarious, etc.

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