The accidental teacher


WorldAdventurers readers, I need your help.  I need your ideas.  I was nominated a few weeks ago by my Korean coworkers to teach them English every Wednesday afternoon.  It’s an honor I couldn’t turn down.  I’m not an EFL instructor, but I have a good grasp of English grammar and communicate well in my native tongue.  Teaching English was not something I’d planned to do when I arrived in Seoul, but I have to rise to the challenge and deliver.  I really want to do a good job teaching English to 20 Koreans with varying degrees of English (they have enrolled in two classes with 10 students each).  I want to hold their attention and entice them to come back each week to improve their English (the class is voluntary).  I definitely don’t want to dumb them down with mundane grammar drills, rote memorization, or boring sessions.  I’m planning to teach using the GLOW courses developed by Tillyer Associates.  I also plan to supplement the course with short readings pertaining to Korea and America.  Students are supposed to read the coursebook and readings before class and come to class prepared to discuss them.  I’ve been assigned a traditional-style classroom, but I may move my classes to another room with round tables.  I hope that Koreans will be adaptable to an interactive, American style of learning.  If not, I’ll have to adapt the course accordingly.

So, dear blog reader, I need your help.  I need ideas that will help make these classes a fun learning experience.  If you have any ideas for class activities or readings that would fun to use, please post it on my blog.  Thanks, I appreciate it!

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One thought on “The accidental teacher

  1. cesar augusto says:

    hello I want decirte that palabrade God is the unica that can guide to you God and the bible says that Jesus Christ is the unico way Jesus said in Juan 14:6 I I am el?amino the truth and the life and nobody come to the father but by my also said Juan 3:16 so that of such way master God to the world that God to gave ITS SON UNICO SO THAT EVERYTHING To THAT THAT IN CREATES NOT LOSES MAS HAS ETERNAL LIFE, ALSO IN ROMANS 10:9-10 SAYS THAT IF YOU WILL CONFESS TO YOUR VOCA THAT JESUS IS the SE?R and YOU WILL BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD I RAISE IT OF the DEAD SERAS EXCEPT FOR SO THAT WITH the HEART HE IS CREATED FOR JUSTICE and WITH MOUTH CONFIEZA FOR SALVACION, also JESUS DIJO:QUE REVIEWS Or ESCUDRI? The WRITINGS That is the BIBLE SO THAT IN THEM OS SEEMS THAT THEY FIND the LIFE ETERNAL and THEY ARE THOSE THAT GIVE TESTIMONY OF MY, SINGLE AMIGA JESUS CHRIST TAKES to GOD,NO THAT IF YOU ARE CATOLICA Or EVANGELICA Or MORMON Or WITNESSES DE JEHOVAH, no RELIGION TAKES to GOD, and CHRIST MURIO PORA TO RESTORE the RELATION IN TRE GOD and the MAN WANTS TO BE YOUR PERSONAL FRIEND, single DILE SE?R JESUS ENTERS MY HEART and CONFIESALO BEFORE ALL WHICH IT IS YOUR SE?R, and IT IS GOING TO LIVE IN YOU BY HIS ESPIRITU SANTO.SOLO I SAY to YOU THAT YOU ARE CATOLICA Or WHAT YOU WANT TO BE, single JESUS IS YOU CONGREGATE YOURSELF Or FENCES To A CHURCH WHERE THEY PREACH The WORD DE GOD SO THAT YOU CAN LEARN MAS DE JESUS And TO SHARE WITH OTHER BROTHERS TO GROW ESPIRITUALMENTE.DIOS BLESSES And REQUEST To YOU To GOD SO THAT YOU SAY To HIM To JESUS WHO BETWEEN IN YOUR HEART

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