🍿 Teaching English Q&A Video – lots of great questions here!

Here are a few things we covered in this week’s bonus Q&A session!

– Bilingual Kids, accents & mistakes
– How to choose what to focus on
– How to teach younger kids
– B1/B2 Level. Goals. Why & MAP
– A1/A2 Level & How to teach beginner adults
– Old dog, new tricks?
– Would you like to join an online Mastermind with me?
– Next LIVE event in Yaroslavl in August

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

2 Responses to “🍿 Teaching English Q&A Video – lots of great questions here!”

  1. Trevor Lawless

    A1/A2 – totally agree with what you say. Speaking first and confidence focused course and learn to read with phonics. eg Genki English plus phonics. Textbooks generally get in the way at this level.
    C1/C2 – at this level you can use native level materials and students can study their areas of interest. Textbooks are usually boring at this level.
    As you say B1/B2 is the tricky bit. My goal at this level is to work on all 4 skills in balance. Students still need controlled input and we need to create opportunities for output practice.
    So for me this the level where I do use textbooks and graded readers. You can use various methods such as CLIL, Shared Reading and Extensive reading and projects to make it interesting and meaningful but at this level I haven’t found anything better than a good textbook. Do others share the same view or do you have different ideas?

  2. Richard Graham

    Yeah, I think it looks like textbooks might be the best option right now for B1/B2 but we do have to find a better option – it’s like riding a Ferrari 🏎 for A1/A2 then getting into a 1890’s Larda for B1/B2!

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