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What piece of advice would you give to a new language teacher in Colombia?

Mar 21, 2016 5:29pm

I'm a new language teacher in Colombia. Although I like teaching, it's become really difficult for me to adapt to all the forms and processes we have to keep with students. I find difficult to be engaging and creative and playful with my students. Sometimes I feel they're not learning properly. I'm getting frustated and stressed.

  • English Language Arts / Foreign Language
  • 3 / 7-9
  • Assessment / Engagement / Planning

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    • Mar 25, 2016 10:10pm

      Do not rush in the teaching,minimize the learning objectives.Use small role plays to engage the learners in conversations.Be very friendly with them.Try to use most at times audio-visual materials to support learning

      • Apr 12, 2016 7:18am

        When I find myself in a rut, I think back to when I was a student. What did I like? What would I have found interesting? Then I also look at my students. What are they into? Is there a topic of interest? Help them feel invested in the course and have a brainstorming session about an upcoming project. Plain and simple- If you are not comfortable (even enjoying) a lesson then it will show through. Remember why you became a teacher and have fun. It will be contagious!