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Following the book?
« on: June 14, 2020, 04:21:13 pm »
At my last hagwon I did whatever I wanted in the classroom but my new hagwon says thereís a lesson plan and book to follow. For people that follow set material how do you make it more interesting? Are you allowed to add games and activities or do you have to follow strictly the lesson plan given.

Iím worried the kids will get bored with the preset stuff but Iím not sure how much I can change it as I was told just to follow the plan.


  • hangook77
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1805

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Following the book?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 01:49:26 pm »
Tell him you want more money.  Ha ha.  No, you prob have to follow it but can still add some standard esl games at the end or a couple of times a week or something. 


  • buckybee
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    • August 30, 2015, 02:36:08 pm
    • Gunsan
Re: Following the book?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 02:34:55 pm »
Teach what is in the book but make it more interesting. Make interesting ppts, interesting activites to learn the vocabulary and phrases, add fun games, and don't be afraid to expand on lessons, if you deem it appropriate. If your running out of time or ideas, you always have the book to fall back on with minimal prep work so it will help you out.


Re: Following the book?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 03:55:54 pm »
Teach what is in the book but make it more interesting. Make interesting ppts, interesting activites to learn the vocabulary and phrases, add fun games, and don't be afraid to expand on lessons, if you deem it appropriate. If your running out of time or ideas, you always have the book to fall back on with minimal prep work so it will help you out.

This is what Iíd usually do but boss said to follow books exactly and donít add games, itís hard to keep 6 year olds focused without adding anything fun haha


  • hangook77
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Following the book?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 12:36:32 pm »
This is what Iíd usually do but boss said to follow books exactly and donít add games, itís hard to keep 6 year olds focused without adding anything fun haha

아조씨 파워!!!!


  • ChiSunIm
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    • September 06, 2012, 01:11:23 pm
    • Daegu
Re: Following the book?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 05:33:52 am »
That really is rough because keeping 6 years olds entertained period is tough. I would suggest being really animated in your teaching and doing things like using funny voices or incorporating a lot of movement, dances, funny gestures and faces, etc... if you can't add anything to the material. I know it sounds silly but I find with the younger kids, the sillier the better. You may run into a problem with them thinking you are their playmate if you do it too much but if fun is what you are after, I have found this to be very effective.  Good luck!