The school has graciously allowed me to spend time observing the teaching methods, reviewing the English text books, answering questions the teachers have relating to specific vocabulary, and, overall, researching the process of building partnerships between Chinese and foreign teachers/student teachers. Additionally, several teachers have asked me to assist in their classrooms with games, storytelling and listening comprehension.
|The director loaned me the textbooks that this school uses. The texts include dialogues, rhymes, songs, pictures and lists of vocabulary. Some teachers use supplemental cassette tapes and DVDs during the lessons.|
|Another challenge for me is to avoid falling off this little stage while teaching! The platform seems needful given the quantity of students in the room.|
|This 1st grade boy writes the Chinese characters for the English phrase his teacher has written. The grammar-translation method of teaching English is the primary model employed in these classrooms.|
|These 5th grade students practice phrases and dialogues from their text books during class.|
|This is the main courtyard at the Primary School. There are several buildings connected by covered walkways.|
|Miss Ruby taught the students an acronym to help them remember the spelling for family: Father And Mother I Love You.|
These students mop the teachers' office on Friday.
Stella and Pepe met some new friends at lunchtime.