Teaching working professionals English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL) can be a tricky thing because they often don't have much extra time to study, and they want maximum results. What can we do as teachers? How should we conduct our classes?
How can we give maximum value to our adult students who have minimum time to study English?
One way is to provide extra work for them to do on their own. This doesn't have to be extra work for you, and it doesn't have to be annoying work for the student.
How it works
Things they do anyway
The important thing is that they are taking in things they genuinely want to hear or learn about. If the desire doesn't come from inside, it really won't be very effective in the end.
Adults Need A Little Push, Too - Just because your student is a working professional, doesn't mean that they will automatically do your homework. Give them small assignments and tasks to do as homework even if it's just to be regular contact with English. Consistency is Key.
Easter Egg Lessons:
Other Lessons - By looking at interesting articles or watching interesting videos, students will learn new things PLUS they will be learning it in English.
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