This is the first time I'm asking for help on the chalk board... I have been doing okay so far on the tefl course as a whole, just reached a real mental block over this final part of the assignment on the specialist modules regarding a one to one lesson.
I've to construct a 45 minute plan based on a 26 year old student with interests in extreme sports, rock music and journalism. His level of English is upper intermediate and wishes to improve on speaking and listening. He is a visual learner and may struggle with the concept of a phone conversation without seeing the other persons face.
I have spent nearly a week on this part alone and boggled by the amount of possibilities that I could use to gage and maintain interest and benefit the student. E.g Student to book an extreme holiday abroad with a travel agent ( formal conversation using polite phone phrases and enquiring about dates and costs) and planning a holiday with a group of friends (informal conversation). Both of these conversations can be reversed and practiced face to face and then back to back to help with the visual element. I also thought about incorporating an informal and formal conversation that has been typed and cut up so the student has to decide for themselves the format and also gives them a chance to practice their reading, speaking and fluency (with support).
Other ideas I had included conducting an interview with a famous exrtreme sports athlete over the telephone (incorporating his job as a journalist) and discussing what questions the student would want to ask the athlete and to consider the style of the conversation (formal/informal). This however would have to be very based on the student and wouldnt show very well in the plan - do I pre plan the questions for him, or get him to open up and share his area of expertise and fine tune the use of language? It seems very 'winged' and not the traditional laid out plan that TEFL tutors like.
I'm worried that there are too many elements available, I have looked at other people's suggestions and lesson plans and theirs are almost too much to concentrate into one lesson and successfully (IMO).
Some guidance would be much appreciated, thank you! :)
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