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In over my head? Too late now! Someone please help!

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  • HelloKitty
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    27 July, 2010 at 16:12
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    Ok, so I thought I knew quite a bit about English – signed up to i-to-i, just had my course emailed to me and now I’m panicking!!!

    There are 5 groups of modules and 2 are x20!!! :? They want mini essays about what would you do as a teacher if….?
    I haven’t taught anything ever! (they say you don’t need experience) I passed a couple of the quizzes so far but they’re (obviously) getting harder!

    I have 86 days to do this and my practical isn’t until the 7th & 8th Aug!

    I feel like I hardly know anything and don’t want to submit too much incase I learn the proper answers on the practical course! Do you know what I mean?

    BUT I don’t want to leave it until after then because that’s less time to do it.

    Scared!!! :roll:

    dan
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    31 July, 2010 at 5:56
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    Reply To: In over my head? Too late now! Someone please help!!!

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    As your practical is only a week away, you should still have plenty of time afterwards to get the assignments done.

    Remember that they’re not looking for perfect answers, because you’re not yet a qualified, experienced teacher! What they will be looking for, though, is evidence that you’ve thought about it, and applied in your answer what you’ve learnt in the course and in your own reading.

    I’d recommend a book such as "Learning Teaching" by Jim Scrivener – this is a very good introductory book for teaching methodology and putting it into practice in the classroom. If you supplement your course materials with something like this, it may help you to feel more confident with the assignments.

    Hope that helps.

    Dan

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