| | Difference between Conversational Classes and General English Classes
I'm wondering if anyone could comment on the differences between "conversational classes" and General English classes. I guess the former focuses on speaking alone and the latter would use a textbook and includes integrated skills. Anything else?
I'm asking because many schools have additional conversational classes for students and thus the teacher focuses just on conversations. And I may be doing that soon.
I need ideas regarding what kind of framework people use for such classes. How much of other skills and systems (vocab, functions, grammar) ought we to touch upon.
Like I think it's still good to have a presentation on language (grammar or vocab or functions) before conversation - so as to give students some input to use.
What do others think? Are there any good books to recommend?