This article discusses conversation classes, drawing from the author’s experience teaching Persian ESL. The author offers eight guidelines for effective teaching: cultivate a relaxed atmosphere (with six suggestions for doing this), be alert and foster alertness, be enthusiastic and engender enthusiasm, be patient, be sensitive, think, listen, and make corrections. The article finishes with a number of suggested topics and activities for promoting conversation.
Adult Education / Continuing Studies
Tertiary / Higher Education
TESOL (Teaching English for speakers of other languages)
Learning Resource Type
CC 0 / public domain