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  • candice3
  • Waygookin

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    • July 06, 2010, 02:36:06 pm
    • South Korea
Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« on: September 26, 2010, 01:57:37 pm »
Hi...

I'm looking to buy a textbook for my adult class. They want to do some grammar, as well as learn about western culture, and practice everyday conversational skills...I'm just trying to find a book that is not too childish and where the activities are simple/adaptable. I would really appreciate ANY ideas, book reviews, etc

Thanx a million


  • K04
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    • September 07, 2010, 02:34:04 pm
    • Incheon South Korea
Re: Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 09:48:20 am »
Hi,

   I'm looking for something similar also!  I'm going to be starting a parents class at my school next week and have been told that the parents are about medium level in their English.  Does anyone have any converstion textbook ideas, or any lessons ideas that I can use.

Thanks! Kimberly


  • sonya
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    • August 31, 2009, 08:54:59 am
    • Wonju
Re: Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 10:44:27 am »
I use "Basics in Speaking" by Michael Rost for my adult classes.  It covers all strands of English and introduces a bit of culture too. 

My adults also use a picture dictionary, the new Oxford one is awesome...they also have activities to go with it.

Sonya


  • salabbe
  • Adventurer

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    • May 27, 2010, 07:27:05 am
    • Hoengseong, South Korea
Re: Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 11:15:11 am »
I use 'Person to Person Student Book Starter' Third Edition by Richards for my beginner teacher's class. There are multiple levels from beginner to advanced. Great pictures and layout. It flows nicely, uses natural language and comes with an audio CD all for about 15k won a piece. I recommend them.

good luck


  • Cyrano
  • Newgookin

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    • October 09, 2010, 02:48:22 pm
    • ROK
Re: Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 02:50:45 pm »
Hello.

Jazz English is very good. Lots of vocabulary. Go to: jazzenglish.com    and check it out


Re: Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 05:14:14 pm »
I'd second the Jazz English suggestion


Re: Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 06:50:41 pm »
I have used 'Person to Person Student Book Starter' too and the teachers really seemed to like it.  For a lower level teachers class you could use the 'Totally True' series which has real life stories that are normally quite interesting and are a really good platform for conversations.

Best of luck.


  • Amerz100
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    • October 10, 2010, 12:41:11 pm
    • Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Re: Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 12:43:58 pm »
English Grammer in use by Raymond Murphy is pretty good. It actually comes recommended by institutes that teach TESOL or CELTA courses in the UK
Amerz


  • nophone
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    • October 15, 2010, 10:12:43 pm
    • south korea
Re: Help: anyone know of a good textbook for Adult classes??
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 10:50:16 pm »
It all depends on what level. About.com offeres some stuff that's pretty easy to print and play


  • sancho
  • Waygookin

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    • December 07, 2010, 07:37:58 pm
    • Seoul
Teacher's Conversation Class - Level Assessment/Low Level
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2011, 10:32:52 am »
Hi everyone,

I have to do a teacher's conversation class twice a week and I have been told there will be about 5 teachers and that they are low level and want a textbook.

I figured that for the first class I would need to do some sort of assessment in order to choose a textbook. Does anyone have any ideas of how to go about this?

Also, if anyone has any textbook ideas or lesson ideas for this type of class (I don't know how "conversation" it will really be if they have very low levels...) that would be very, very much appreciated. I was hoping this class would be minimal planning effort as I have 8 other regular lessons a week to plan, so I am hoping to find a book that involves minimal teacher prep...

Many thanks!


  • katrine
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    • October 01, 2010, 06:13:42 am
    • Gwangju
Re: Teacher's Conversation Class - Level Assessment/Low Level
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 10:38:36 am »
My school had me do the same thing last year. I went to a local English textbook bookstore, and the people there helped me choose some. I explained what I was looking for, and they suggested maybe 10 books. I think the book we chose is called "Passport to New York." It's an American made book, and is meant for students, but the English is much more natural than Korean books. The teachers thought it was fine, and didn't have problems talking about student issues (homework, tests, etc).


English conversation textbook for teacher class.. HELP!
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 01:34:27 pm »
My school has asked me to do a teacher class again this semester (even though last semester NO teachers would show up and it was reallllly frustrating after planning a bunch of stuff) and she wants me to use a text book. I think this will be a waste of time and money but it's not about me, is it?   ??? (Especially annoying since I have no budget to buy ANYTHING for my actual students but they will buy textbooks for the teachers, ugh!)

Anyways, does anyone have a good suggestion for a textbook to use or where I could go in Seoul to find a good one. I want it to be natural conversation, maybe with current events and such.. Would appreciate any feedback and/or suggestions for the textbook and class! Thanks fellow 외국인     :D


  • girodimo
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    • June 03, 2010, 05:57:20 am
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Re: English conversation textbook for teacher class.. HELP!
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2011, 01:56:03 pm »
I went to the Bandi and Lunis bookstore at the Coex. (samsung station, Line 2 Exit 6) There's an adult English learning section there with several books at varying levels. If your students are intermediate to advanced and can carry a short conversation I would recommend Talk Talk Talk by Duane Vorhees. I looked recently and there's a new version out now with more illustrations. For the beginner level or low intermediate there are many books that have similar format, much like some of these middle school books where there are workbook activities, exercises as well as small structured practice conversations.


  • sonya
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    • August 31, 2009, 08:54:59 am
    • Wonju
Re: English conversation textbook for teacher class.. HELP!
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2011, 02:16:57 pm »
There are a several threads on this topic with lots of good advice for teacher classes....here is one:

http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1935.0.html

I also did a cooking class once a month with my teachers...we rotated who instructed each one...they submitted their recipes to me before hand and then they taught the class...it was quite a lot of fun.  Regular classes were started with picking a topic from the "cup of conversation" (idea taken from Dave's ESL and topics taken from itesl.org) and discussing it or answering the question then on to the text.

Good luck!

Sonya


  • travelinpantsgirl
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    • September 09, 2010, 06:00:18 pm
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Re: English conversation textbook for teacher class.. HELP!
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2011, 02:27:55 pm »
Elizabeth,

Try this:
http://book.mint05.com/PhoneBook/SeniorBookUser.php
it's a link to a bunch of books my CT was using to study and I in turned used them for my Teacher club.
It has a lot expressions they can't learn in a regular english class. Even one of the most fluent teachers I had last term didn't know the expressions in these.
If you any trouble getting into the books let me know.
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


Conversation class for teachers - textbook anyone?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2011, 08:38:02 am »
Hi everyone,
My school has requested that I teach a conversation class for the teachers. Does anyone have a textbook that they can reccomend?
Cheers Lauren


  • nzer-in-gyeongnam
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    • August 07, 2010, 01:23:29 pm
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Re: Conversation class for teachers - textbook anyone?
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011, 12:51:39 pm »
Hi ya,

Have you looked at Jazz English? They've got a textbook and a workbook with all sorts of conversations and situations in them.

Otherwise, my husband uses TALK TALK at his local community center classes for adults, which seem to be working for his students so far.
"It's better to have tried and failed, than never to have tried at all!"
Teach this to your students... they'll thank you for it later!


Re: Conversation class for teachers - textbook anyone?
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2011, 12:53:08 pm »
I love the Impact series. They have several different books for different levels and interests.


Re: Conversation class for teachers - textbook anyone?
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2011, 12:55:41 pm »
"No Strees English" worked for me during my winter conversation class :)


Re: Conversation class for teachers - textbook anyone?
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2011, 12:59:50 pm »
Hi

I've been teaching teachers and parents class since November last year and I'm usig Touchstone by Michael McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten and Helen Sandiford. It has some conversations in and the teacher's guide helps out a lot too for extra discussion material. Each teacher and parent received the book with the CD (that comes inside the book). No complaints thus far.