Teaching Year 4

The TEFL course has been full on over the last week. If I haven’t had class, I have been doing assignments or preparing lesson plans. I am sooooo exhausted :o( I thought at least I’d have weekends off. I had my second teaching practice today. I really enjoyed my class today; they were year 4, so about 9 years old. They were sooo adorable. My lesson was about the weather; … Continue reading

Crazy Idea to go to Chitwan

Baby Elephants

Over lunch at McDonal’s (a fast food restaurant much, much better than Maccie D’s), Emily, one of the other TEFL students, was discussing going to Chitwan for the weekend.   At the time it seemed a good idea and so I agreed to share taxi, especially since the waiter at McDonal’s said it would only cost 2500 rupees (about $30). After class I rushed back to the hotel room to throw … Continue reading

TEFL Day 3: 1st Day at School

Preparing Lesson

Preparing Lesson I did not sleep very well last night; there was a terrible thunderstorm around midnight, a chorus of drunks and to top it off, I was feeling a bit apprehensive about today as it was to be my first day in the classroom.  Since I had to go to school I had to wear smart clothes – hmmm there is limited choice amongst my trekking gear.  Luckily, I … Continue reading

TEFL – Day 2

Our first class today was grammar, booo!!!  I can just about manage verbs and nouns.  However, I had a few wires springing out of my head when the teacher started talking about pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, determiners and conjunctions.  Boing!!  Until today I had never heard of determiners and conjunctions, did I miss that class in school? :oS See how well you can do, describe this sentence in terms of … Continue reading

TEFL – Day 1

The last few days I have been very lazy: relaxing in coffee shops, finishing two novels and squeezing in my Nepali classes.  However, all good things must come to an end and my lazing around in Kathmandu ended today with the start of my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course. There are 4 students in the class: an Irish guy who seems more of a party goer than … Continue reading