I am 62. My only experience teaching ESL was 35 years ago in Taiwan teaching conversational English, and more recently volunteer reading tutoring a 9 year old boy. I am now in a program that pairs me with an individual refugee. The program has very little funding and I don't get any guidance. I have a 32 year old woman from Burma. She studied some English before she came here. She has been here 3 years, worked in a restaurant and has understandable English. She seems smart and very motivated. She is taking a class where they teach grammar and all the usual stuff you learn in a class. My thought is that the most useful thing I can do for her one on one is lots of conversation. I spent some time in Guatemala and Costa Rica a few years ago. I did one on one conversational english classes and I was amazed by how fast I learned. Those years in high school spanish seemed like a big waste of time compared to 8 weeks of one on one conversation. Please give me your thoughts and any tips you can.