Thursday, September 20, 2007
Last night was my first time teaching my class. It went pretty well and I think I like this group. So far it's pretty small and they are all female, but there were a few people on the list who weren't there last night. I'm also nervous because two girls want to drop because they didn't realize the time and expense involved in taking Spanish "just for fun". Um, it is a college class, and it's worth five credits, so it will be a lot of work. Anyways, I'm really enjoying teaching again and I think this is the perfect fit for me. I'm struggling a little adjusting from teaching for 50 minutes every day to 2 and a half hours twice a week. It's especially hard during the first few weeks because we can only repeat "saquen un boligrafo" and "no tengo bigote" so many times without going nuts. The book is also set up differently, but I still like it. One thing I like about it is the fact that it comes with an instructor's manual, an entire packet of tests (complete with audio CDs), a "resource kit" on CD-ROM that has worksheets, games, overheads and stuff like that, supplementary videos, and a bunch of other stuff that makes my life a lot easier. I think it's going to be a fun quarter.