By Daniela Pesconi-Arthur
I imagine that teaching teenagers is one of most teachers’ biggest nightmares. Especially if these teenagers come from the same country, from the same school and will be in the same group while studying abroad. Uh-oh… What are the problems a summer course teacher is likely to encounter? Let’s take a look:
- All your students (or most of them) speak the same language (not English, obviously);
- Most of these students will insist on communicating in their own language;
- Mobile phones, cameras, iPods and other types of gadgets will probably be more interesting to them than learning the Present Perfect Continuous; and so on.
So you might be asking yourself: what should I do? Don’t panic, I’d say. If this is not your first time teaching at summer school, you will be just fine, like the previous years. However, if this IS your first summer school, you might be a bit apprehensive. I don’t blame you at all.
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