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Default 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?

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