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How not to waste time during your first lesson: a free guide

Making the most of your first class with a new learner is critical to both gaining a new client and planning the subsequent classes effectively. How to make sure you don’t waste time and make your first class a success? Keep reading and download my free guide and a printable lesson plan.

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My three favourite activities for first lessons with adults

MY-FAVOURITE-ACTIVITIES-FOR-FIRST-LESSONS-WITH-ADULTSIn this post, I am describing my three favourite activities for first lessons with adult learners. I have been mostly using them during my individual classes. The objective is to learn more about the students through conversations and initially assess their language.

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My first class with (not such) a young learner

MY-FIRST-CLASS-WITH-(NOT-SUCH)-A-YOUNG-LEARNERI’ve always considered myself a flexible person, able to adapt and roll with the punches. Still, when my school asked me to teach weekly 90-minute classes to a 12-year-old (whose level of English was unspecified before our first lesson) I got a bit nervous. Actually, I got very nervous. Preparing and teaching my first class made me re-examine everything I thought I knew about dealing with so-called young learners. Continue Reading …