- Category: Blog
- Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017 17:18
Teaching children, juniors or teens in Italy? IH CYLT is the answer
Let’s face it…We’ve all been there! We completed our CELTA course, applied for a job in a local language school, celebrated with friends when we got hired and arrived hours early for our first meeting with the Director of Studies...Yes! Mission accomplished…Or maybe not…That’s the part of the story where we found out that 80% of our classes would be with mini-beings. That’s the part where we all wished for that A in CELTA to be followed by a YL.
So, there we are with our Book of Tricks, a.k.a. our CELTA notes, trying to navigate a room full of Italian 7-year-olds with their afternoon pizza snack. Don’t get me wrong: our CELTA Book is priceless. Instruction-checks and “games & warmers” will always come in handy as you are juggling between Michele’ s overenergetic interpretation of your new “Welcome Song” and Giada’s horrified face at the grammar worksheet that you prepared till 3 AM the night before class.