Tag Archives: Essentials

THE (?) guidebook for One-to-One teaching

The first edition of Priscilla Osborne’s excellent guide to 1-1 teaching was published in 2005 and it has recently been updated and republished, both as a physical book and an e-book. According to Priscilla, “One-to one teaching can encompass the best … Read More»

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Homelingua “staff room” – Webinar #5

Thank you to the teachers who came to the fifth Bucksmore Homelingua webinar on Friday 23rd October, gathering teachers together from Rochdale to Rochester! We discussed a range of potential issues relating to home tuition and settled on four for … Read More»

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Helping us, helping you – Webinar #4

13/5/2015 Thank you to everyone who participated on our fourth webinar yesterday. Thank you for your contribution, open communication and for your commitment to high-quality educational experiences for international students. Helping me, helping you The theme was how we, Bucksmore … Read More»

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OUP 1-1 tips: a 3-part series

Do you teach adults? Do you teach one to one? Oxford University Press are presenting a 3-part series from this week (3/3/2015) specifically on the adult one-to-one teaching context. The first article relates to Business English. Click on the link … Read More»

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Home teaching essentials video: The White Board

The white board is a home teaching essential. As a teacher or student, you would always expect a classroom to be equipped with a white board. Whist the home teaching environment is different to a school, it’s still essential to … Read More»

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Home tuition essentials-10 ideas from Mike

We recently surveyed our English Home tuition teachers asking each teacher to give their their top ten suggestions on creating a good home tuition course.

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Ideas for using course/resource books and internet activities

Published teaching materials whether in book form or on websites are a great help to English teachers but they can also result in dull, irrelevant lessons. Always ask yourself if published materials are fit for your particular teaching purpose.

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What is an effective teaching method?

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Talking with many teachers, listening to recorded lessons and reading about teachers’ experiences, I often find myself thinking about the best way to teach English and my own experiences as a language learner.

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30 tips for teaching 1-1

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Most TEFL/TESOL courses and materials are designed with group teaching in mind. This means you may well need to adapt how you teach and materials for a 1-1 or 2-1 setting.

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Example lesson based on your student’s 10 associations with the UK (all levels)

This lesson is devised for students joining a Homelingua home tuition course. As a pre-arrival activity, we survey some students asking them for ‘the ten things they most associate with the UK’. If we have sent this and it has … Read More»

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