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  • Mika-13
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    26 February, 2018 at 11:44
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    Hi!

    I just got my first ever TEFL job at a preschool and I have one week to prepare.

    I will be teaching four classes of 40 students (2 , 3, 4 and 5 years old)

    I have to plan the lessons myself and there is no guidance from the school regarding what I should teach. I have absolutely no idea where to begin.

    Furthermore the classes will be 1.5 hours long.

    Does anybody have any advice or can anybody help me with a lesson plan? I would be forever grateful! I have done a TEFL course but i have no teaching experience so this is quite daunting.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    AaronNelson
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    17 April, 2018 at 6:57
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    Keep it fun and have resources you can jump around with

    Hey Mika,
    How’s it going? I guess you’re likely already deep into your teaching gig by now – how’s it going?
    First of all… I sure hope you won’t be trying to do this all on your own? All 40 kids in one class? All those age groups in one class? Or are you dealing with multiple groups?

    I found that the best resources for kids are things you can jump around with – things that have multiple learning options. Videos (awesome tool) listening or audio materials – visuals, singing, reading stories with great pictures, playing games etc. What I want to say is, have material that uses many different formats! (NEVER just be you in front of the class getting kids to learn the verb to be. They’ll revolt on you. :) )

    What are the goals of your groups? Are they absolute beginners? Do they have some English experience? English parents? English spoken at all at home? If you can find that out, it will help a lot!

    Fun is massively important.

    I won’t ramble on for now..but if you reply and let me know what you’re working on and how it’s going, maybe I can be of more assistance?


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