Hello, my name is Brian.
I will be a volunteer teacher for the adult Malagasy guards and custodial staff wishing to learn English at the American school here. The students are at beginning levels and I believe the emphasis will be on conversation. There may be as many as forty ELL's, coming on their own time. A fouth grade teacher offered a classroom and the school will let me have limited use of a photo copy machine. I am new to the field of language acuisition and am seeking the wisdom of the members of this forum for ideas pertaining to this subject for help. The class will meet three times a week. I have three "Practice Makes Perfect" guide books as well as internet access (e.how and tefl.net) to help me get started on sllybus and lesson planning. I have no training except for volunteer hours tudoring English at the Spanish Center to adults in Milwaukee years ago. Since I have limited resources and little to no experience, I am seeking help from anyoneone with ideas to creatively make this work. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.