I have recently started a job as an ALT in Japan at at technical high school. The staff and students are all very kind, however the student`s English ability is very, very low. Most of them can manage to say "How do you do?" but are otherwise unable to speak English.
Now this wouldn`t be a problem, except my Japanese English teachers are asking me to teach high school level English to these students who`s ability is Jr. high at best. Any activity or lesson plan that I make is "too complicated" for the students. I am unsure of how to proceed, and how to simplify the English enough so that the students can learn, but still keep my lessons fun and interesting.
So I guess my question is, how do I teach low-academic students?