Monday, March 1, 2010

Back to the grind...

...of regular classes. I just had my first couple today. I have my opening routine down to an exact science, able to convey all the information I want to, simply in about 30 minutes. That's the key on the first day, and actually any day when dealing with people who kind of, but don't really speak English. Simple. Slow. No idioms or slang. Pictures on board.

If the students have no idea what you're talking about, right off the start, they probably will give up and resign themselves to not understanding anything you have to say in the future. The first class is more important than most people think :)

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