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Teaching 1 to 1


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A short introduction in teaching one to one. A few tips on how to prepare before the class as well as some differences between teaching privately and group teaching.

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Teaching 1 to 1

  1. 1. TEACHING 1 TO 1 Introduction and Experience Sharing ANDRA Miloiu Costina 2014 - Chengdu, China 1
  2. 2. 2 By the end of the presentation, you will have a greater understanding of how to approach teaching one-to-one. You will learn more:  What teaching one to one represents  One to one compared to group teaching  Characteristics of teaching children 1 to 1  Advantages  Challenges  How to handle various teaching scenarios
  3. 3. 4 What is 1 to 1 teaching? Teacher Student Teaching 1 to 1
  4. 4. 5 What to do before starting the class?  Get to know each other  Perform an assessment of his English level  Have a look at the student’s needs and motivation  Listen to the students likes and dislikes  Set specific and personalized goals  Explain how the class will be structured and the materials you’ll be using
  5. 5. 6 How can we do a needs analysis? • Have a short conversation in English to warm things up. • Ask why the English learner wishes to have one to one teaching. • Based on the answer to the above question, dig a little deeper. • Ask if they've studied English before. When was the last time they studied? • Provide a quick listening and reading exercise to get a feel for their comprehension skills and vocabulary.
  6. 6. 7 Needs analysis ACTIVITY • Read the dialogue corresponding to the needs analysis from your activity envelope and write down the student’s needs you’ve identified;
  7. 7. 8 How can we set tangible goals? • Instead of 'Improve listening skills': Improve comprehension skills at conferences by focusing on language commonly used in presentations. • Instead of 'Improve grammar': Improve grammar in written communications such as e-mails and reports. Focus on better use of tenses to describe past situations, etc. • Instead of 'Practice English for travel': Become comfortable with a wide range of expected shopping experiences, etc.
  8. 8. 9 Goal setting ACTIVITY • Based on the previous dialogue define the goals for the future English class described in the given scenario;
  9. 9. 10 What is performance-base learning? • Stage 1: Select the performance event: a presentation, a negotiation, a meeting, a business dinner, or a business trip • Stage 2: Define the key messages • Stage 3: Resource and teach • Stage 4: Post-performance reflection • Benefits: increased engagement and motivation, perceivable and tangible benefits of the English training;
  10. 10. 11 Why are one to one classes different? • Teaching plan and course materials • Class management • Teaching methods • Timing and structure • Roles and relationship dynamics • Pressures • Motivations
  11. 11. 12 What are the advantages of 1 to 1 teaching? • The learner had the undivided attention of the teacher and student talking time is maximized. • The learner often has more control over the aims of the class, the pace and the materials. • The learner has more opportunities to use the teacher as a resource • The learner can develop a real and productive relationship with the teacher • The learner’s needs can be addressed more fully
  12. 12. 13 • The teacher will develop an extensive understanding of tailoring lesson to individual needs • The teacher does not need to worry about the problems of large groups: mixed ability, group dynamics, early finishers, late arrivals • The teacher can focus on the type of learning that best fits students' learning styles What are the advantages of 1 to 1 teaching?
  13. 13. 14 What are the disadvantages of 1 to 1 teaching? • Many learners feel more comfortable practicing new language – and making mistakes - in a group • Classes can be physically and mentally exhausting • The class may become boring if the teacher does not find new captivating approaches • There are no opportunities to interact with other learners • The learner may use the opportunity to chat or discuss matters unrelated to the topic at hand • The time spent to personalize each teaching plan can exceed 2 hours
  14. 14. 15 How are 1 to 1 classes for children different? Teaching children can be one of the most rewarding forms of teaching. • Fun! Fun! Fun! • More FUN!
  15. 15. 16 How to use 1 to 1 games? • Give your pupil a head start of 10 to 30 sec. • Make your task harder. • Double the task you must complete in the same time your pupil completes it once. • Award your pupil three points to your one. • Award your pupil 10 bonus points at the start of the game. • Lose deliberately by being slow (but pretend to hurry), or 'accidentally' drop your pen.
  16. 16. 17 A few tips to keep in mind • Use lots of real life objects • Use your student’s background • Use internet resources • Allow some quite time • Plan multimedia lessons • Ask your student to give short presentations • Speak less in role plays • Give feedback
  17. 17. 18 Teaching 1 to 1 Students performance evaluation - formal/informal Feedback, teaching style review and improvement plan Lesson delivery using appropriate methods Tailored materials and lesson plans Specific and personalized goals setting Assessment and needs analysis
  18. 18. 19 Q & A Thank you! ANDRA Miloiu Costina 2014 - Chengdu, China
  19. 19. 20 Resources: One-To-One-Successfully.htm development/teaching-one-to-one/ a.html 1:performance-based-learning-for-teaching-one-to-one-classes-by-cleve- miller&catid=2:general-articles&Itemid=8
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