5:30pm – Pet (B1 Level)
At 5:30pm, I had a B1 level class filled with 8 14-17 year olds. The lesson focused on booking something online and the process of filling out a booking form. The worksheets given followed Soren Hedegaard and his journey from booking a flight to arrival and booking a rental car. First we discussed the necessary information for booking a flight (departure date, one way/return trip, etc) and also the different fare types e.g. economy, executive, first class etc. Then, when the rental car the students had the opportunity to practice filling out a booking form and difference between essential and non-essential information (essential is marked with an asterisk).
5pm – Starters (A1 Level)
This class was 5 girls, aged 8, 9 or 10. They were learning about food, specifically food they liked and disliked. We worked through pages 58 and 59 of their ‘Fun for Starters’ workbook and at the end played a game using their new vocabulary.
6:30pm – Ket (A2 Level)
In this unit, the children were learning about different stages of life: birth, growing up, going to school, moving house, going to university, getting married, having children and death.
This class were quite unsettled and continued to speak to each other in Italian despite being asking to speak in English when they are in the language centre. This was the first time I felt like I couldn’t communicate well enough with the class to deliver a strong lesson. They completed 3 of the pages but there were 6 or 7 in booklet.
5pm – Eagles (A1 level)
This class was 5 boys aged between 6 and 8. Our lesson revolved around verbs such as throw, bounce, hit, catch, kick and roll. Myself and Lisa co-taught the class. The boys were very rowdy but this was mostly due to the nature of the lesson. Some of the tasks asked the children to throw and catch a ball leading to high levels of excitement. Although, it was quite difficult to keep the children on task, i do believe finished the lesson with a good understanding of the new vocabulary words.
6pm – Pet B1 Level
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5pm – Puppies with Jemma (pre-A1)
As mentioned previously, the puppies are very young children who cannot read of write in either Italian or English. Today, they were learning about flags and the countries within the United Kingdom. The completed colouring sheets of the Union Jack, the map of the UK and also the stereotypical dress of an Englishman and Scotsman. There was only two children in the class today, Luigi and Angelo – twin brothers, and they completed the tasks very easily while learning the vocabulary associated with the task: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, flag etc.
6:30pm – 1-2-1 lesson with Elisabetta (B1 Level)
Elisabetta has recently started a new job in Scafati, which requires her to travel abroad and speak with (in English) partners or clients of the firm. She has recently begun english lessons with Global Find and uses her classes to develop confidence in conversation and to broaden her vocabulary. Today, we discussed the concept of ‘presentations’ and what makes a presentation successful or unsuccessful. Elisabetta was able to thoroughly explain her answers and expand upon them when asked. Occasionally, she would have difficultly finding the english translation but I she could provide synonyms and from there I could assist her.
5pm – Ket with Katia (A2 Level)
I observed Katia’s lesson for an hour and a half today. The class was 1 girl and 2 boys aged 11 or 12. The were learning about modes of transport and how long certain journeys take. They also discussed and revised the past and present forms of some verbs.
6:30pm – Conversation with Katia.
Katia is an Italian English teacher at global find and Daniela regularly alots time for her to talk with mother-tongue speakers to improve her pronunciation. We were discussing the topic of stereotypes and whether they are fair or true. The conversation was very casual and we regularly drifted of topic – giving her plenty of opportunity for conversation.
10am – Puppies (pre-A1)
This morning, I had the same class as last week except this time I was alone instead of with Lisa. There are 4 in the class, aged 4, 6, 6 and 8. Today, they were revising clothing so I started with the flashcards to jog their memory of the different vocabulary words. Angelo (8) and Maria Francesca (6) were very good at reading the word at the bottom of the flashcards and making an educated guess at how to pronounce it.
Later, they completed a colouring sheet and had to create their own outfits on a seperate sheet of paper. As you can see from the pictures, Angelo and Maria Francesca managed this task and even turned the page to draw their own outfit using the clothing items on the flashcards. Emanuele and Aurora (brother and sister) had difficultly concentrating this morning. Aurora had to be removed from the classroom after around an hour and a half as she was violent towards her brother and distracting the others in the class. Emanuele managed to regain concentration but did not complete the task to the same standard as the rest of the class.