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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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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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Cambridge webinar GenZ – 28th April 2015

Engaging ‘Generation Z’ Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3PM BST – 4PM BST Digital media are a major part of everyday life for Generation Z. In fact, it has been from the day they were born. Engaging the youth in activities … Read More»

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How to do a needs analysis with a 1-1 student

Why do a needs analysis? In the niche market of one to one tuition, students have the wonderful opportunity to pursue what matters to them personally while teachers have the stimulating challenge of flexibly tailoring each course to a subtly … Read More»

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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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Essential books and ones to consider

Every teacher’s TEFL/ELT library will be a little different but having a range of resources will help give you the insight and flexibility to put together successful courses.   Essential and Additional Books (alternatives are, of course, fine) Most should … Read More»

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Long-stay students

How do you cope academically with a student who is staying for a long time? Some students book courses of more than 4 weeks. Often this is because their level is quite low and they have a long-term aim such … Read More»

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