Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Teaching English in Oz

I am enjoying my class at the college in Brisbane - and the student numbers are increasing. I like having some "fun" in the class room as it does make learning easier. In the book we are using in class we were doing exercises on appearance, important people etc, so to lighten up in the class we played "Celebrity Heads" - and the students all had a "go" at being at the front.

I don't have anything to put on their heads, but when I have sat them down in front of the white board, I write a name on the board behind them, so they cannot see it.

It is always a fun activity and the student must ask questions. It get's them talking. David Beckham, kangaroo, Mickey Mouse etc appear on the board and we all get a laugh. The students get more confident in talking with each other (and me) doing these exercises.

I am not in class today as I am attending a funeral mid afternoon, but I will be back in the class room tomorrow.

I really do enjoy it all, but have some concerns about the way we Aussies are treating these students who come from overseas to learn English. I shall try and find out a little more about it. The students pay a lot of money to study, and to live here, and I only hope they are treated with dignity and respect.

The college that I am working with appears to be above board, but I do know some that are not.




1 comment:

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Glad you are enjoying your time there. Just come from BE and was pleased with the turnout today- just like the old days!