Pros: the director is flexible and we get paid during holidays.
Cons: hours are limited, as are resources.
I construct lessons to meet the needs of students and modify or adjust lessons as needed because we currently have no time limit on when a person can enter the program.
Students are mostly low beginners, beginners, and intermediates.
They work on greetings, grammar, pronunciation, and the basics such as numbers, vowels, consonants, directions. They – more... are learning the parts of speech and are becoming familiar with prepositional phrases. We have used Easy English News (for ESL students) and use material from online, brief articles in the news, and miscellaneous handouts that may include pictures for beginners.
Students do some work in pairs where they have to use English, and write sentences using vocabulary we learned in a lesson.
Our site is small, so I don't have many coworkers. I get along with them and have received advice and input from them relating to the class that will help facilitate our advancement.
The hardest part of the job is communicating to students who are level zero and who cannot read or write in their own language.
The most enjoyable part is seeing them learn how to use what they've been taught in sentences with me and other students who don't speak their language. (The class consists of Spanish, African, and Middle Eastern students.) – less