I don’t use a single set of materials for each student. Rather, based on their needs I use some materials. That said, below is a list of some of the books and materials I use. The list is in no particular order.
If you are wondering how I use these materials, well, here is a diagram. Also, it is a little hard to summarize a 6 month learning program into a sentence.
There are no one size-fits-all soutions. Everyone’s experiences, needs, and perceptions are different.
The best way to learn anything is to practice it. Since language is something you do with people or –OBSERVING PEOPLE- then Youtube or Television are 95% as good as real conversation.
The best way to learn anything is to practice it. With whatsapp we talk. Get it???
The best way to learn anything is to practice it. GAMES are an exellent way to practice new things before HAVING to. Ask yourself, how important were games for you when you were learning your FIRST language??
Grammar books are just about the worst way to try to learn a new language. But they can help in a clinical way if you need help witha specific structure or two.
What tools do I use to teach? How about speaking 3 languages (two of them “native”) and a MASTER’s in Linguistics? I think them’s good credentials.
Talking. The best way to learn anything is to practice it. So whay don’t we talk? I also try to get you together with friends -new friends- who speak the language you are trying to learn.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION. This book is full of resources to get YOU thinking about communication.
Comic book are almost as good as Youtube (about 60% as good as real conversation). One of the best ways for beginners to get acquianted with REAL language.
Notebooks -keeping a diary is an OK way to practice and a pretty good way to get ideas and correction from your friends, language coach, future generations.