barefoot with beginners

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A few weeks ago I started a new class. An A1.1 class.  It’s been a long time since I’ve taught beginners. Or I should say it’s been a long time since I taught English to beginners. It’s a small class. It’s held in the morning so it’s a very adult class. To date the youngest member is 40 and the ages span more than 20 years. At the school where I’m teaching this class there’s a no-coursebook policy. There’s a suggested syllabus but the onus is very much on negotiating the contents with the students and working with emergent needs.  When I was offered the class, I jumped at the chance – barefoot with beginners – I couldn’t think of a nicer challenge.  And a great reason to start blogging again.

I’m going to use the next few posts to process my thoughts and reflections about our first lessons and…

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