How to Make Conversation Classes More Meaningful for Your Students

By Tory Thorkelson

Just like that book about how Kindergarten teaches you everything important about life, much of what I do and how I do it in the speaking and other classes I teach originates from my 8 years teaching Freshmen conversation classes at the university level in Korea. In this article, I would like to discuss a few of these lessons and techniques that may be of use to others wrestling with the ever present ‘conversational’ English classes.

Textbooks are just as tool.

Many new teachers follow the textbook religiously (through ignorance . . .

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