pam 21 Oct 2012 #1Hope this is in the right category, but i couldn't think where else to post it.My Polish friend Ewa has lived in the UK for 6 years, doesn't speak English, and hasn't wanted to learn.In the past she worked with Polish people only. Now she has a new job working with both English and Polish people.Her new employer is sending her to college 1 hour a week to learn basic English, but more importantly for her, her daughter is starting school next year, and she feels she now needs to learn English to support her daughter.She has been at college for 2 months now, and has learnt more or less.....nothing.She is working from a book called " Cutting Edge" by Pearson. I have seen this book, and imo it's not very good. I had a problem following it, frankly.There are listening and group work exercises in it. They are not working in groups, or listening to recordings, so she can't fill in the blanks in the exercises.She has asked me to teach her English.Yesterday i spent a couple of hours with her.I taught her basic conversation e.g My name is......What's your name ? etc.I wrote this down in both English and Polish.In addition i wrote down the present tense of the verbs Mieć (to have),Wiedzieć ( to know) and Być ( to be ), in both English and Polish, with written examples of simple sentences.I am not a teacher. What i am trying to do is teach her what i wanted( and needed) to know when i first started learning Polish.I am trying to keep things simple and not give her too much information to start withI would like to hear from Teachers in particular. Am i going about this in the right way?She seems more than happy, and is keen for me to continue, but any tips would be helpful.BTW, she only has Polsat, and doesn't watch English TV. She doesn't know how to use a computer either, so online learning is a no no.PS, sorry for the essay!