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    Book for adult private?

    I'm teaching several Japanese adults privately (one on one). I've used the old standby, _New American Streamline_ for a long time. Any ideas for other books? They are 'false beginners' (they all study from junior high through high school in Japan, so they are familiar with quite a bit of vocab, grammar--they've just had very little actual conversation practice, poor modeling, etc.).

    I know Headway and Interchange are currently popular, but they seem more geared to group classes. They also seem to rely quite a bit on the optional tapes, which is a bit of a hassle many times. BTW, I prefer American English.

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    Re: Book for adult private?

    I have several Adult Private publications dave.

    pm me.

    (c'mon, nat, ban me!)

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    "...ever wonder why they kill the weak ones, baby?"

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    Re: Book for adult private?

    Get away from the textbooks. Teach them what they need to know. How to ask questions, how to answer them with a complex sentence. Most Textbooks are shite here. if they did work, more would speak English.

    Identify their weaknesses first. show them a series of 20 common verbs. can they read and translate them. Possibly know. Teaching here is about finding the problem and finding a solution. Textbook teaching is what they've been through already and failed with.

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    Excellent post!
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    What's that thing between her legs?


    Cyrille said:
    (c'mon, nat, ban me!)

    Naaaaa. You're being helpful

    Along with the bookwork, how about doing this:

    Take them out to a shopping centre, a park or to restaurants and get them to ask questions about the products or to tell you about what they like to buy / eat / do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    What's that thing between her legs?
    i think she may well be mounting an oxygen tnak nat, utilizing, to good effect, it's inherent phallickness...

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    Re: Book for adult private?

    Let's Talk 1, 2 & 3 is okay for conversation, but you do need to localise quite a lot of it, and not all students can understand the CD.

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