Tuesday, 29 December 2009

first class!

Today is my very first class! I will be working with the sixth grade for one lesson and then a special class with younger students practicing reading and talking in English.

Yesterday was a long day in which I tried a chicken pie. It looks like a schnitzel and tastes lilke beer battered fish. A schnitzel is German, a crumbed piece of meat. Beer battered fish is a popular meal in Australia, at the pub and at the beach with hot chips. So the chicken pie is a good combination! I also went to a famous restaurant with Paulina, where they serve very nice dumplings. We had fish and vegetable dumplings, with a chicken soup, bean shoots and tofu and noodles. It is a nice place and the dumplings are tasty. The restaurant is called Din Tai Fang.

Well it is time for my very first lesson! Fingers crossed!!............

After both my lessons:

they went well! I was obviously a little bit nervous beforehand but now I know what to expect. The classes go by in a flash, I have prepared too much for the lessons but I just wanted to make sure I had enough! The children are actually eager to learn about Australia and I enjoyed telling them about my country. The younger class did some reading, drawing and a game. They speak very good English for their age...better than I speak Chinese!!!! :)

Now that I have had lessons with both older and younger students I have a better idea what to expect, so I can tailor my lessons to the age group better. I enjoy the teaching, especially the smaller class for English. So hopefully all the rest of my classes go well!!! And here are some photos of my first day of teaching.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sam,

    Looks like you are having a great time, I'm looking forward to reading about your next lessons :)

    LCP, Flinders