I've got a class right now consisting of 9 15-17 year old students, 5 of which won't speak English. Not in "full class", and hardly even smaller groups of 2 or 3. They won't talk "if I'm there" (and I assume they don't talk when I'm not there either), and it's becoming a big problem. Both on account of it being very hard to conduct any kind of oral exercise in class since I know those 5 will remain silent (and the remaining are considerably more confident and will take over), but also because it becomes hard to assess them.
Hello,I am going to be teaching in Indonesia very soon. I am very excited at the prospect of teaching however have grown more and more nervous about it . . . purely because a good friend of mine has had four years training on lesson plans, classroom management and, well, pretty much everything. I actually feel like I may fall on my face when I get there. The biggest issue for me, ironically, is the language barrier. I want to be able to do an effective job.
HelloI qualified last year and have only been teaching one day a week in a very ad hoc way as a volunteer - I plan my lessons from scratch and don't follow a text book. Usually I'm teaching complete beginners or beginners with some basic language.I would like to look for permanent jobs but since finishing my CELTA I seem to have lost confidence - especially in my grammar skills.