Got a long list of phrasal verbs to work through in class? Bring it to life by personalizing each item, then asking your student to do the same.
Posts Categorized: Teaching one-to-one
Teaching one-to-one: a Twitter overview
A great overview of teaching one-to-one by Ceri Jones. This is Ceri’s summary of a discussion on Twitter. There is an ELT-related discussion every Wednesday on Twitter – see the post ‘Twitter discussions’ in the Other section of this site.
Retell an L1 news story in English
Use English-language internet sites? Of course you do. But do you use sites from the student’s own country – in their language – as well? Why not? It’s a great basis for a fluency activity.
Personalized telephone dialogues
Follow up any coursebook work on telephoning by asking your students to write a similar but personalized dialogue based on their real-life calls.
‘One to One: A Teacher’s Handbook’ by Peter Wilberg
If you only ever read one book on methodology/teacher development, then this should be the one.
Using a digital voice recorder
This is basic. You really do need a voice recorder if you teach 1:1. No excuses.