Teaching Eikaiwa. What do I do?. Uniqueness of Eikaiwa. Why Eikaiwa Rocks!. This is YOUR class. You make the lessons and are the only one in front of the class. You can do things that aren’t possible at regular schools. You are teaching adults, these people are your friends and neighbours.
What do I do?
Why Eikaiwa Rocks!
Survey the students
Students want to write down everything.
Ex. Every week ask what the students did over the weekend.
Single Topic Ideas: Good for random topics like ‘chocolate’ or holidays like Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day
Japanese Culture Lessons in English: Any Japanese holiday can be taught in English. Ask your students to explain to you what it is, why it happens, and what are some common practices during the holiday.
Making a Reservation: Can be stretched out to multiple classes. Reservation at a restaurant, at a hotel, on a train, on a plane.
Directions: Make a map of somewhere that is familiar for your students. Teach common directions using the map. Have students create their own map and instruct other students where to go.
Cooking in English: What better way to spend your time than cooking with students! Wonderful opportunity to share with them a dish from your home country, and have the students share a dish from theirs.
Ex. Favorite café: what is it, where is it, what do you order there, why is it your favorite? Students can ask each other questions and respond.
Your students are there for all different reasons. But they all want to have fun and practice English. Make it fun for them and for you!