Thursday, September 15, 2011

Teacher's rant.

Textbook fail.

The module we have to cover at my next ESL classes is based on the Friends TV Series. Lucky me. Friends are virtually unknown here. I did try to watch a few episodes, but couldn't sit them to the end; all I can remember it's about a bunch of people from NY who for reasons unknown spend their lifetimes sitting on a sofa and talking to each other.

Maybe two or three students will be able to carry on the initial speaking exercises, but the rest are going to go "Erm... the who?". I've got to figure out a way to get around that.

And that's going to be a demonstration lesson, of all times!

There are two reasons why I hate "authentic" ESL textbooks, and that's the second.

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