February 17, 2019, 01:08:37 AM

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Offline moc-moc-a-moc!

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Teaching refugees/immigrants in the UK
« on: September 28, 2017, 12:57:14 AM »
I've been offered a job teaching mostly Syrian teenagers at a public school in the UK.

Pretty short notice - I'm starting tomorrow and apparently I've got them for the entire school day. All I know is that their level is very low, so I'll be starting more or less from scratch.

Has anyone else had experience with this? After six years teaching elementary and middle school in Korea I have more than enough material that I can scale on the fly, I'm just anxious about dealing with kids who may have been through traumatic events. It's pretty new territory.

I'm trying to figure out what they need to know, what will be useful to them. The headmaster of the school mentioned language relating to schooling itself, which is easy enough. I suppose there's basic numeracy, appearance, prepositions and things like that.

Anyway, wish me luck I guess.

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Re: Teaching refugees/immigrants in the UK
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 10:22:32 AM »
Just seen your message and was curious as to how it went? How did you get into something like that?