Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 12

    speaking classes - kids 11 yr old

    Hi everyone!
    I have a small problem..well maybe not that small.
    I was asked to have one-to-one conversation/speaking classes with a 11 year old kid, and to be honest I have no idea how to do it. I've never done one2one speaking lessons before, Could anyone give me some clues, please?
    I would really appreciate any help


    take care

    • Join Date: Aug 2008
    • Posts: 30

    Re: speaking classes - kids 11 yr old

    Well, it all depends on the level of proficiency, personal goals, time frame, willingness and problem areas of the child. In general my approach would be to work on the weaknesses - one at a time, incorporate pictures, real objects, cd's, music, role-play, maybe some games (like: say a word that starts with the last letter (or sound) of my word) and conversations - discussions as close to the child's interests and personal experiences as possible (provide some examples of the sentences that could be used to start and finish, f.ex. In my opinion...., I agree...., I believe, etc; helping questions (or ask them along), key vocabulary). You might also use a graphic organizer or partially blank dialogs (just to aide speaking).....Smile, be energetic and prise a lot for accomplishments .
    I hope it helps, however, I have to explain, that I teach kids in American schools. My ESL experience regards adults.
    Good luck!

Similar Threads

  1. How to make kids focus on my classes?
    By emilykorea in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-Oct-2008, 20:22
  2. Eng. Speaking problem
    By monaacs in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Jun-2008, 06:53
  3. how to teach speaking
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Apr-2007, 08:49
  4. Technically / Strictly speaking
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13-Apr-2007, 08:20


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts