Education

I’m a teacher! (Day 2)

WELL. After yesterday going so well, I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised that my first lesson wasn’t a total success.

Trying to explain auxiliary verbs at intermediate level just didn’t work for me. I don’t know why, I just COULD NOT EXPLAIN THEM. Argh! It must have been so painful to watch. A total disaster. Most of the students in that group are lovely though, but they don’t talk much, so it’s hard to really get an idea of their personalities. 

Hopefully tomorrow or Thursday they’ll come out of their shell a little, and I’ll have gained a little more confidence too. (Fingers crossed!)

My second lesson is with the elementary students and they are such a great bunch – they make such an effort and never stop talking, I love it! Our topic for the day was jobs & work – which was an interesting one but by no means easy! Still, I feel like I am genuinely able to teach efficiently and make a difference to elementary level students. Is that a cop-out? 

My final lesson was an ‘options’ – which is a 45 minute skills lesson, of which mine was A2 Speaking – I chose Retail Therapy! (Who doesn’t love shopping?!) so that went down a storm and we ended with a gap-full/role play on trying on clothes + buying them. 

I loved my last two lessons and can only hope I come to enjoy the intermediate classes just as much.

I have spent 4 hours planning for tomorrow, so I’m hoping it pays off!

Education

New week, new job.

So I’ve spiralled straight out of my CELTA course and flying into a teaching job at ITTC’s sister school, BEET! 


Am I nervous? Absolutely.

 Am I excited? Definitely.

It’s a prestigious language school, where students from all over world move to Bournemouth especially to study there! Keep your fingers crossed for me guys… 🤞🏻

Education

CELTA STUDENT 101

Hey guys!

I apologise for not nearly rounding off my travels on here, but I arrived home on Monday evening and started classes at 8:30am on Tuesday!

Since the job situation wasn’t promising, and the time was right more than ever, my dad agreed to loan me the money for the CELTA course, which I am taking here in Bournemouth at the ITTC college!


The week started off with thoughts of ‘wow these people are awesome!‘ And ‘oh my god I can’t do this!‘ And ‘okay this is tough but I can totally do this!!‘ 

Demanding, testing, exciting, fun, enjoyable, challenge, character building – all words that describe how I feel about this course now that WEEK ONE IS OVER!

I’m in a group with three lovely people – we teach together and observe each other – and I’m in a general class with some fascinating, intelligent, wonderful people. I can’t complain about a single thing and I’m ready for week two!