First day of teaching. I got up filled with several, carefully planned activities to materialize in class. I didn't even know what level of children or how many of them I'd be teaching. It was all a big big haze. I was driven to the school, ECC English School, on a motorbike and turns out that it isn't too far! Will be cycling to school tomorrow onwards :) Apparently, the classes are run by two teachers, Mr Pou and Mr Saken, in two shifts (morning and evening). I'll be handling 4 classes in total (an hour each): 8am - 9am: Beginners, 9am - 10am: Advanced beginners, 10am - 11am: Elementary and 5.30pm - 6.30pm: Intermediate. Gotta get the best of all levels!
I didn't get to do ANYTHING that I had prepared beforehand. None of it. It was all impromptu. But I guess it went quite decently. Or at least I hope it did.
Class 1: Taught them the letter 'M'; sentences with the alphabet
Class 2: Taught them the usage of 'a' and 'an'; sentences with them + Negative questioning ('Is this? No, this is not')
Class 3: Taught them how to have conversations about their name and country ('Where are you from?')
Class 4: Simply practiced conversations between two strangers.
All of the above sound so simple - but honestly, it is not all too easy to teach them! Nevertheless, at least now I have a teaching agenda and have a clearer idea of what I am expected to teach for the upcoming classes. Today was an experiment. Let's just keep it at that. And oh, the kids call me 'Teacher Shiva (See-vah)'!