Some general points:
- Lesson planning is very personal; some will have very detailed plans and some will jot down notes on a piece of paper.
- Consider using the planner provided to ensure a level appropriate and engaging lesson.
- Consider, you may be the only person in front of the learners every week who has the resources to make the learning enjoyable and fun.
- Use the Where are they? assessment to get an idea of language level and monitor their development.
- Check out the Resources pages for ideas of activities etc.
- Spend time teaching and practicing how to move around, work with others, and use materials.
- Ongoing themes or projects are a great way to link learning over a number of weeks. To see example projects, click here
- Expect students to follow the 'rules' of your classsroom, but remember some learners will:
- need many reminders
- take time to become more communicative.
- find it difficult to work with others.
- not be able to do what you ask.
- need support in developing classroom skills such as pairwork, groupwork, listening carefully etc.
Be kind to yourself, it can be overwhelming at times:
- Need of a friendly word of advice.
- Want to connect with others facing the teaching challenges you do.