eslHQ Home
User Name Password
Lost Password? | Join eslHQ.com, it's FREE!
View today's posts
Search Extras Help   

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Unread Aug 23rd, 2007, 03:28 am
eslHQ Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 29th, 2006
Location: Beijing,China
Posts: 50
stanley is on a distinguished road
Default text book for one-to-one class?

Can anyone recommend a good text book to use with a 12 year old Chinese boy. It is so hard to find books suitable for one-to-one use. I'll be adding plenty of games and other activities to the lesson but I'd really like a book to give the classes some structure. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Unread Aug 23rd, 2007, 04:33 am
duygugul's Avatar
sweetty
 
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2007
Location: Turkey
Posts: 12
duygugul is on a distinguished road
Default Re: text book for one-to-one class?

I would recommend you "English Grammer In Use" by Raymond Murphey. It's rather a grammar book, but it can be enriched by reading texts and writing tasks..
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Unread Aug 23rd, 2007, 07:20 am
eslHQ Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 29th, 2006
Location: Beijing,China
Posts: 50
stanley is on a distinguished road
Default Re: text book for one-to-one class?

Thank you. However, grammar is not really the area I wish to focus on as it is done to death in Chinese schools. I'll teach it indirectly of course but really, the main focus of our classes will be speaking
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Unread Aug 23rd, 2007, 09:13 am
duygugul's Avatar
sweetty
 
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2007
Location: Turkey
Posts: 12
duygugul is on a distinguished road
Default Re: text book for one-to-one class?

Then, I can recommend you Language to Go series..little grammer, more conversation, rich vocabulary, interesting topics and so on.. Please let me know when you choose the text book.. I am interested in learning from and taking advantage of different kinds of text books, instead of classical ones..
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Unread Aug 25th, 2007, 04:02 am
eslHQ Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 29th, 2006
Location: Beijing,China
Posts: 50
stanley is on a distinguished road
Default Re: text book for one-to-one class?

Thanks. Who publishes 'Language to go'?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Unread Aug 25th, 2007, 08:37 am
duygugul's Avatar
sweetty
 
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2007
Location: Turkey
Posts: 12
duygugul is on a distinguished road
Default Re: text book for one-to-one class?

language to go is a book from Pearson Longman..
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Unread Aug 25th, 2007, 10:13 pm
DaveESL's Avatar
EFL Teacher
 
Join Date: Mar 28th, 2007
Location: Hunan, China
Posts: 112
DaveESL is on a distinguished road
Default Re: text book for one-to-one class?

Some good, no-brainer kinds of books are Side by Side, Interchange or Passages (depending on level). They're all organized by theme, and have vocabulary and discussion activities.

For a one-on-one lesson, though, I'd probably try to get the student to come up with materials. With a younger learner that could be tough, but if the student brought in their own materials, that way the materials should be relevant to their own lives. You could have him teach you about what he's learning school or reading online or something like that.

My 2 cents.
Dave
__________________
ESL etc. - Bringing global issues and activism into language teaching.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Unread Aug 31st, 2007, 09:10 pm
carlacampestre's Avatar
Carla Campestre
 
Join Date: Aug 29th, 2007
Location: Brazil
Posts: 2
carlacampestre is on a distinguished road
Default Re: text book for one-to-one class?

Hey!
I'd recommend the Smart Choice series by Oxford University Press. The first book is indeed Called FIRST CHOICE (used for real beginners) . I own an English Language school and this material is EXCELLENT for both group or individual classes. It comes with a very nice CD-Rom too. The book has been recently released and I´m sure you'll love it! Its very up-to-date and it contains lots of things teenagers dig! If u want to check it, you can go to Oxford University Press: OUP.COM Home Page
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Unread Sep 22nd, 2007, 02:31 pm
Eric18's Avatar
Compelling Conversations
 
Join Date: May 24th, 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 165
Eric18 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: text book for one-to-one class?

All those suggestions sound sane and safe. I'd be tempted, however, to create an individualized course based on his interests. The internet makes finding wonderful materials easier than ever. If the parents/sponsor requires a book, then I would go for a name brand publisher - partly for marketing considerations.

For older adult students, I would also recommend my own book which was created from tutoring professionals one to one. But that's another story.

Good luck. Have fun.
__________________
Shalom

Eric
eric@compellingconversations.com
www.compellingconversations.com

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity."
Aristotle, 4th Century BCE, Greek philosopher
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads Replies
5 Steps to an English Only Classroom 29
Ideas for an intro conversation class 9
How Do We Get Students to Talk More In Class? 2
New Conversation Book for Advanced Students published 0
i have a book - making questions! 2

An ELT Notebook (1)
Methodology, practical activities and lots more.

Find the Best TEFL, TESL, TESOL & CELTA Certification Courses - User Submitted Ratings & Reviews for Online, Distance & Abroad TEFL Courses. Over 3,500 reviews of 100+ TEFL schools!

Teach English in Thailand - Onsite and Combined TEFL certification courses in Phuket, Thailand.


Free ESL Flashcards


Similar Threads Replies
5 Steps to an English Only Classroom 29
Ideas for an intro conversation class 9
How Do We Get Students to Talk More In Class? 2
New Conversation Book for Advanced Students published 0
i have a book - making questions! 2


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 am.

All materials from this website are for classroom-use only. Digital redistribution of materials, in part or in whole, is strictly forbidden!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2