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This unit is about teaching some specialized groups. *Teaching beginners The absolute beginner: students who have no English at all. The false beginner: students may have studied or been exposed to English previously but have not retained much language. They will probably be able to produce a few simple structures. The adult beginner: adult beginners will often have made their own decision to learn English and as a result will usually be highly motivated. The young beginner: younger beginners often lack motivation as they haven't usually made the choice to study and cannot see the benefit of learning the language. Younger beginners do tend to pick language up far more easily than their adult equivalents. The beginner without Roman alphabet: such students will need a lot of initial work on basic literacy skills. A lot of reading and writing practice is necessary. Teacher should; be aware of students level, take care with board work, give clear and simple instructions, revise constantly, give homework. *Teaching Individual Students Individual lessons also have a number of advantages for the teacher; no mixed levels, usually highly motivated students, needs can be clearly defined, developing a close relationship with the students, etc. Teaching individuals can have drawbacks, however, and almost all teachers comment upon the loss of classroom dynamics and tiredness. Obviously, as there is only one student, some activities become impossible to do. So teacher should try and arrange a combination of what the student wants, what teacher think he/she needs. *Teaching childrens The most important factors are repating and motivating children and manipulating their curiosity. *Business English Teaching can take place in a number of ways: One-to-one: Teaching one-to-one requires a different approach to working with a group. In-company group: An in-company group may study before work starts, during the day or after work. In-school group: A group of business people from the same company or from different companies may come to a language school to study. They are highly motivated but also generally tired(because of course time is after work) soin some cases teacher can turn the lesson into a conversaton class. A lot of business people still need basic grounding in English rather than anything too specific. This doesn't mean you cannot draw on their own work environment to make the course relevant to them. Often they will know the terminology and vocabulary directly related to their work but are unable to put it into a proper sentence or do not know how to use it. Teacher needs to have a general understanding of the client's job, this will help you to understand the areas of English that the students require. After teacher learns clients level, next step is to give them a 'need analysis'. And other step will be planning the program. *The monolingual and the multilungual class As students in multilingual classes are from different countries, they have no common language except English. This can be an advantage for teachers as the students are forced to communicate with each other in English and not their native language. It can also be an advantage that students from different countries bring a greater variety of culture and ideas to the classroom. As students are usually studying in an English speaking country, they also get more exposure to, and opportunity to use, the language. Monolingual classes usually take place in the students' home country and cannot offer the same advantages as multilingual classes. However as the students all have the same language, it is likely that they will all have the same kind of difficulties with English, whereas students from different countries are likely to have very different language problems and difficulties. Also as their cultural background is the same or similar, the teacher is able to identify certain topics that would be of interest to the group.