Today I taught my first lesson! I wasn't nervous, but then I got nervous for not being nervous because everyone else was nervous. But then I realized how irrational that was and was totally over it. It happened in about 30-seconds, but it was the worst, most nerve-wracking 30-seconds of my life.
I taught Beginner (Special) meaning 12-13 year-olds who have spent a considerable amount of time in an English speaking country/environment. Basically, these kids were pretty fluent. My lesson plan was about lucky objects (It is St. Patrick's day at the camp). The students debated as to which object was the most lucky. It sounds pretty lame, but the kids were really getting into it. They're pretty competitive.
All throughout orientation, former English teachers have come in to share their classroom experiences. It was interesting today to actually see the crazy things they talk about. For example, schools (or at least classes) are usually divided by gender, so the kids almost never have any interaction with opposite-gender classmates. It's almost comical to see how terrified they are of each other.
Tonight I had cooking class. We made Tofu Kimbab [두부 김밥] (my adaptation of the name "Soybean Curd Kimbab") and Job Chae [잡 채]. My kimbab is pictured below.
Haha, yeah right. There is no way anything I touch turns out like that.
Yep, that's more my level. :)
It was fun and delicious. We have one more class next Wednesday. Tomorrow is crazy-busy as usual. Our placement surveys - the surveys where we indicate where we would like to go - are due tomorrow. Everyone is pretty stressed about them, but I'm just gonna opt for "No preference as long as I can run." Peace out and thanks for reading!