Tuesday, October 6, 2009
After the first class
Ok I dont know how to make the image you see here one of my choosing. Thats why I look epileptic.
So i had my orientation and they assured me that I should be observing at least one class before teaching so tomorrow I will be doing that, and then teaching 3 or 4 other classes this week after that.
Still havent met all of my teachers that Im working with.
Slowly getting through the paperwork involved here like the:
Social Security paperwork
OFII ( bascially letting France know im here and setting up my obligitory
Getting insurance for the room im staying in
Carte De Sejour (something I have to get IN ADDITION to my workers visa but its
basically the same thing)
Getting my bank account set up and my salary in order
There are all kinds of other things but thats boring for you all.
I have a better idea of my role now as an assistant. I dont really need to teach them grammer but i can certainly reinforce it. For example, I plan to play Go Fish with one class this week. They will practice the numbers and also practice the verb To Have, how its conjugated and all that by saying: Do you have a Queen, ect.
Basically I need to make them speak as much as possible.
I went out to a bar last night with some new friends and one of the girls brought her French boyfriend. Man that must be such awesome awesome practice. More so because he pretty much refuses to speak English. He understands a good bit but just doesnt speak. That seems to be the problem with the children too. They can read it and understand it a lot of the time but they just wont speak.