ENGLISH I

My students don't know the verb to be

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    adloru
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    I don’t know if this happens to you, but most of my students don't`t even know the verb to be when they arrive to English 1 in High School. This makes very difficult to follow the program or to develop projects.

    They don’t have factual knowledge. They usually tell me they never had English classes in “telesecundarias”. I feel it’s impossible to take these students from rural areas from cero to B2 in two years. I know this forum is not a space to complain. I would like this forum to be a place to harvest ideas to help our students learn English.

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    marianapt2
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    Hello teacher Adriana, I know the situation can be frustrating, because yes, it happens, there are many students that arrive to this level with no knowledge of the language and as you just mentioned, it makes almost impossible to follow the program. In this case you would have to start from the beggining, try to give some examples of the book if it is possible, to ler them know some vocabulary or some other topics, but in grammar you would have to start with the basics. Sometimes we have students with more knowledge than others, that makes difficult to catch up for some students, but you can always divide them in different groups and/or make them help each other depending on their level.

    Hope this can help you

    Greetings

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