I know you’ve been thinking this over and over…just waiting for that first day of classes, which if your schedule was anything like mine, will hit on September 1.
What are you going to do?
Well, if you’re reading this then I’m sure you already have a pretty good idea what you’re going to do. After all, this site is full of free ESL games and handouts that will help you.
- Try out the First Class Handout, which really saved my butt during my whole first week of teaching that second year in China.
- Check out the ESL Battleship handouts that are always a popular destination for most visitors to this site – about 500 a month to that article alone!
- If you want to get your whole class excited and having fun, while learning a bit of English in the process, try out the free ESL Jeopardy games.
- And don’t forget that you can find detailed explanations on how to teach ESL, all kinds of games and lesson ideas, as well as what to do when you finish your ESL career, in my nine ESL books.
There’s a lot of stuff here to help you, and I’ve got even more in my ESL Google+ group. Remember, if you’re teaching in China you might not have the best of luck using Facebook, so this group could be a real help to you.
Other than that, I think you’ll just have to get into your first class and screw up a lot.
Yeah, it doesn’t sound like that much fun, but you’ll learn pretty quickly what works and what doesn’t…and hopefully what to do about it.
Good luck…September is coming!