This is a template for a 20 minute introductory session for the first lesson in September.
a slide to introduce yourself
a quick tonguetwister
a slide for you to fill in the lesson objectives
a slide for you to fill in why you love languages,
a slide with the Nelson Mandela quotation: ‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.’
Then the students discuss the questions:
What percentage of the world’s population speak English as a first language?
What percentage of the world’s population do not speak any English? You talk through the answers and watch 2 short fun Youtube links.
Then there is a slide for you to add in your expectations (examples given).
Finally there are 2 motivational slides:
Intelligence is not fixed or unchanging. We can build intelligence.
You have power over your perception of the world.
Replace “it’s a problem” with “it’s an opportunity”.
When we believe in our abilities we can accomplish great things.
Take risks! Stay curious!