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Student questions in one-to-one classes

Although the techniques presented in this article can be used in all classes, they are crucial in private classes, where expectations are usually higher…

Needs analysis in class

Needs analysis before the first class is great way to help prepare a course that will match student needs from day one. It is…
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Competition in one-to-one classes

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage of students studying in one-to-one English classes is that they don’t have other students to compete with as they show…

Competing against one-to-one students

To add the fun and motivating aspect of competition to one-to-one English classes, the most obvious, natural and entertaining way is for the student…
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Drilling in language teaching

Drilling is a technique that has been used in language classrooms for many years. It is a fundamental element of audio-lingual approach. The audio-lingual…
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Adapting free conversation classes

There are many reasons for wanting to change from pure “free conversation” classes such as boredom setting in, the teacher wanting to develop their…
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