New country, new job

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New country, new job

Unread postby polly » 22 Mar 2008, 19:51

I have just moved to Madrid to teach English and have got a job very quickly as the director of an academy was in a bind. She told me we will be following books and i will not need to make lesson plans, which makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. I am to turn up an hour before i have to teach to look over what i will be teaching that evening. The class are beginner children and i am very worried i will have trouble controlling the class as i don´t speak any Spanish. Does any one have any tips, after hearing all these comments I'm really worried i´ll hate it and get on a flight back home as I'm not enjoying Madrid all that much either. Any advice?


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Re: New country, new job

Unread postby obatala » 26 Mar 2008, 01:20

Polly, if you have never taught English before, it can be a little stressful, and discouraging at the beginning, this is the kind of job where the more you read about Krashen and Piaget the more frustrated you feel, this job is different, you have to love it, either you love it or not, so just be yourself, and try to be nice with the children, remember you were a child once.

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