Summer 2008: Six-Week Contract

This @rticle was posted by Djeault on Monday, June 30th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

ESL Teaching at St-Louis Center

§ 1. Last week, I was given the task of taking care of adult ESL students at St-Louis Center, from July 2nd til August 8th… The Center gives secondary level courses to adult students, who wish to get their high school diploma, equivalencies or credits, so as to enter trade schools or CEGEP…

§ 2. At St-Louis Center, in ESL, the students work individually in their work books; they listen to audio material, on tapes or the Web… Nonetheless, social activities are regularly organised, such as canoeing, visits, etc.

§ 3. This week, only Wednesday, 2008jul02 is scheduled; the five following weeks, I teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, two one-hour periods, thus six hours a week; by the end of this week, I likely will know if I’ll give recuperation classes in ESL, five mornings a week, for a week or three…

§ 4. I could do both because afternoon classes don’t require much preparation, if any: adult students work individually; there’s no magisterial teaching as such, but rather occasional workshops, if any…


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