One on One?

Even with a classroom full of students, you might need some help coming up with a lot of good conversation topics. But, have you ever taught one on one classes? It can sometimes be really difficult to elicit speech from a single student for long class periods, especially after you’ve been having sessions with this person for a while?


You both, not only, run out of things to talk about, but your student learns a great deal of “you” and “I” and not much “he,” “she,” or “they.”
In other words, the student doesn’t practice third person as much as needed. What can be done about it?
Rosie was the extra student that allowed us, not only to have someone else to talk about, but, also, to overcome the linguistic limits of only having the two of us.

Read about a technique that can breathe new life into one-on-one conversation classes. A similar technique might be used with students working alone.

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