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mylena87
Brazil

Help!!!
 

Good evening my friends!!!

I really need ur help, cuz i`ve just got a huge challenge...
I hv to teach a group of students who work in a mall n it has to be classes related with their work.
mostly about , asking and giving commom informations, giving directions around the mall, weather, places to visit around the city, sightseeing and a notion of how to receive complainments and suggestions in English.
The problem is that it`s gonna be a 60 hours course and i have no material.
So, i have two questions for you. The first one is if u think that 60 hours is enough time to teach all of it and the second one(and principal) is if you know any book/material i could work with!
 
Pls, i`m in desperation with it cuz i must organize everything to start the classes within 20 days..
 
Can you give me a hand with it?
 
Thank u very much in advance,,,
Mylena

4 Jun 2009      





roneydirt
United States

One since it has to be job related create lessons that deal with the job, location and expand the material outwards.  A couple quick examples...
 
How to....  lesson get a map of the mall and start with basic direction vocabulary with a point of reference to different stores, sites and places.  Then expand by picking different spots.  A fun portion have them write how to get from one spot to another than have another student follow the directions.
 
Description terms:  You have the weather, stores, people...
 
Conversations: about products include descriptions, favorites...
 
There are a several different worksheets on here you can use as examples.
 
20 days wish I had that I usually have a day or two to rush and throw stuff together, mainly because my "bosses" forget to tell me about changes, special events...  I have had to throw lessons together minutes before classes, then they wonder why the lesson seems rushed.

4 Jun 2009     



mylena87
Brazil

that`s the biggest problem. the same happened to me... i`ve just been told it!
But i realy  would like if u (or sb else) could tell me a good book to work on it, cuz it`s a course anyway and i`m gonna need some material to give to my ss, so it ll seem more organized, do u get it?

4 Jun 2009     



alien boy
Japan

Have a look at ´English for Work ´ at http://www.englishclub.com/english-for-work/index.htm
The section for tour guides will have some useful vocabulary that you can adapt.
CHeers,
AB

4 Jun 2009     



mylena87
Brazil

thks very very much Alien Boy...it really helped me a lot!! it was pretty nice of u!!
thx

4 Jun 2009