So I work twice a week. The whole month of September I didn't work a lot because the freshman hadn't registered yet.
So my teaching schedule was: Wed and Fri 8:00am-9:20 am. I just taught Sophomores a culture class: "The Culture of English-speaking countries."
Now that I have freshman conversation classes starting since October. I teach Wed 8:00-9:20 & 9:30-10:50 am and Fri 8:00-9:20 & 9:30-10:50 am, break for lunch and then 1:30-2:50 PM.
So as you can see it's not too bad and I get my apt and utilities payed for and also a pretty good salary-so this is the first time I'm very happy with my earnings in comparison to how much work I put in.
I love using powerpoint with my presentations because I feel like they gain more from visuals and seeing the written word. Here are a list of topics I'm teaching about in my culture class this semester:
|2||Geography & Demographics of the U.S.A.|
|3||Food, Eating, Table Manners, Etiquette|
|4||Music, Dance, Performing Arts|
|5||Movies, Television, Cinematic Icons|
|6||The Counter Culture of the U.S.A. & the U.K. |
|7||Fashion, Folk dress, Shopping, Money, Economy|
|8||Literature, Folklore, Poetry, Theology|
|10||Education, School culture|
|11||Art & Humanities|
|12||Animals, Plants, Pets, Geographic oddities unique to English speaking countries|
|13||Family, Dating, Relationships, Marriage, Divorce|
|14||Sports, Recreation, Games, Technology, Driving|
|15||Politics, Government, Leaders|
|17||Australia & New Zealand History|
|18||U.K., Republic of Ireland, Canada History|
|19||Other English-Speaking countries & territories Survey & History|
The music class was really fun because I played a lot of types from many different decades and they really liked The Temptations and Abba the most (esp "Dancing Queen"). We had a little dance party at the end of the lesson.
I've only had one class period for my Freshman Conversation so I can't say much about that now. But I can tell it will be fun. When I walked into the classroom for the first time, everyone gasped and one said, "You are soooo beaut-e-ful!" I can't exactly write out the way she said it. haha. I think they were so surprised I was young. I can imagine they were picturing someone a lot different looking being their English teacher.
Well, if you have any questions, by all means comment and I will update this post. I really don't know what else to say except I love my students and they are all very sweet!
I will now leave you with some excerpts of some of my students' writing:
Student #1: "I prefer America food to British food. One of the reasons is America food always made by cheese and I love cheese very much. Cheese can make fishes tasty and appetizing. My favorite food are pizza, pasta, and burges. The second reason is America food is easy to cook. If I want to make pasta, all I need is meat, noodles, and cheese, and then put them altogether to an oven."
Student #2:"I like American food better than food in British because I love doughnuts. Someone said if you love doughnuts, go to America. And America is doughnut's birthplace, also produce excellent doughnuts. I love doughnut not only its wonderful tasty and cute shape but also it's related to my sweet childhood. When I was young, about 10, every Friday night I had English class after school. You know, that was a disaster for a little kid. Nevertheless, my mum often bought me a doughnut as a prize. The taste I always keep in my memory. Although I had never eaten American doughnuts, I guess that it might be the most delectable dessert in the world. I am sure one day I'll enjoy its true delicious."
Student #3: "While in respect of American or British foods, I just have no idea. But I am a curious girl, I'd like to try something new, something that I've never even tasted before."