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You will teach the younger elementary school kids during the early afternoon. They should be slightly more mature than kindergarten kids in that they are starting to obey rules and understand the consequences of their actions. Depending on the level you’ll probably be teaching phonics and basic conversation from a textbook. The focus will be less on games and more on teaching in a traditional classroom setting but you should still try and make the classes enjoyable. Like kindergarten you’ll need a lot of energy to control the younger kids. You will more than likely be on your own in the classroom with classes of up to 12 kids. The lessons will also be a little longer.






As your day progresses your students will get older and hopefully their English ability will get better. When you ask younger kids questions such as “what is your favourite colour?” they will give you a simple answer such as “blue”, with the older kids the focus is getting them to give a full sentence and explain why, for example “my favourite colour is blue because blue is the colour of the sky”. Generally grades 3 and 4 are the best to teach, they tend to obey your rules, respond to reward systems, have enthusiasm for English and you can communicate on a basic level with them.


Towards the end of the day you will teach grades 5 and 6. At this stage they usually have a good vocabulary, can read and write and should be able to distinguish between the main tenses. Most students can say simple expressions and give basic reasons but they struggle to link sentences together to form a reasoned opinion. With this age group your job is to encourage them to use their knowledge in a practical way that allows them to express themselves. Once they reach 5th and 6th grade it can be more difficult to bribe them with stickers and candy


It is important that you understand the need to strike a balance between the making the children like you and thinking you are their cool foreign teacher whilst maintaining a professional relationship. We have had a couple of situations where teachers have got into trouble because they have said things that are inappropriate. Remember, at this age the children are very impressionable and will go home and tell their parents about what you have said during class so think before you say something that might land you in trouble.  



 





Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

14:00 - 14:50

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 1

15:00 - 15:50

Grade 2


Grade 2


Grade 2

16:00 - 16:50


Grade 3


Grade 3


17:00 - 17:50

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 3

18:00 - 18:50

Grade 4


Grade 4


Grade 4

19:00 - 19:50


Grade 5


Grade 5


20:00 - 20:50

Grade 6


Grade 6


Grade 6

Elementary School Students

Example Timetable - Elementary Students