couldn't find a more appropriate place to post this. being an elementary school, the teachers i work with have pretty low level english, and a lot of the other suggestions just don't work for them. we've decided on a system that might help others out, as well. the goal is just basic conversation, and speaking practice. each week i create a worksheet on a single topic, with vocab, basic questions to get conversation going, and a couple idiomatic phrases they wouldn't find in a dictionary. here's the first (topic is Family).

I release the worksheet on Monday, and on Thursday we meet. this way they have a chance to look up vocab they don't know, prepare for the basic questions, and come up with some basic answers. there is a framework for them and also for me, which helps keep conversation going if it lags.

if this is helpful i'll post more as they are made. please let me know.

I release the worksheet on Monday, and on Thursday we meet. this way they have a chance to look up vocab they don't know, prepare for the basic questions, and come up with some basic answers. there is a framework for them and also for me, which helps keep conversation going if it lags.

if this is helpful i'll post more as they are made. please let me know.