I’ve been terribly busy for the last week or so. Last week was the first week of the new term at school, which means there are new courses starting every evening Monday to Thursday. This involves my presence at school until classes go in every every evening.. This is something that I actually quite enjoy - I get to play host and welcome people to the school, introduce them to each other and their teacher. It plays to one of my strengths, I think. I’m a bit of a performer, much more so when I’m feeling up to it.
Anyway, all of this means that the diploma work has slowed down a little. But, I did manage to try out a reading lesson on the upper-intermediate class. It was a passage about the Battle of Stirling which went down pretty well, along with maps and pictures.
The next module, which I’ve started looking at today, is about teaching writing. The task involves using a reading passage as an introduction to a writing lesson. I need to find a reading passage which I can use as the basis for approximation tasks and exploitation tasks to set up a writing exercise. So, I’ve got a couple of afternoons of Spoken Performance next week which are just going to have to become Written Performance!