Teaching advanced students is a challenge for all teachers: either native or non-native speakers, fresh out of the university or experienced ones. I remember having my first advanced group of students. I was so stressed, biting my lips and saying: “What do I have to prepare? If they know more than I do? I don’t even know what and how to teach them? They know everything!” Sounds familiar? Get a grip! Here are some ideas you can use for teaching advanced students.
It is by far is the largest area to work on as the most part of grammar points have been covered. Advanced students do need an enormous amount of vocabulary, however these are generally not just separate words at their level.
- Firstly, the students need to be aware of advanced types of collocations. For example, heavy rain, a qu