these two days - terrible yesterday I spent hours looking for some shoes (not succesfull ) and I was at school, too, in the evening we had a dinner in restaurant - my colleague was celebrating her birthday so she invited us... I arrived home sooooooooo tired and exhausted... Today? Busy from morning, too. I did some shopping (oh, how I hate shops and roaming from one to another... ) If only I could buy bread and milk through the net
and what makes me really unfine are those terrible pains in my coxae and now even in all around it Today when I woke up I thought I wouldn´t get myself from the bed how it was aching
I haven ´t "read" you for ages ... I was finishing my diploma thesis and I did my last exam before state exams ... everything completed successfully
lasenka : I also study in Nitra, CPU(Constantine the Philosopher University) and I am also finishing this year- hopefully But my first exams will be in May / Pedagogy and then English, in August or September I think ... So my graduation ceremony is quite far but I` ve bought a dress recently - for this occasion
hi, etuska ... My diploma thesis was computer assisted English language teaching ... a little bit technical for a language teacher but I` m so proud I` ve done it. My children were so involved in learning that I was surprised. And my plans... teaching English at primary or secondary school ... I like it but it` s a horrible job and very bad-paid, too ... probably as a private teacher or I`ll change my job. I really don` t know now. I`m married so I don` t want to go abroad anymore and I would like to have a child but I` ve realised recently that it`s not so easy as I thought And what about you? I see you´ve got a child. Are you a teacher, too?
annili - that sounds very interesting I would have some ideas about that as I use PC and internet a lot when I teach
annili - what about your teaching plans - I work as a private teacher, too - I´ve got my own company (public limited company) and I employ myself in my own company I teach in kindergartens and I travel to some families but most of my students come to me so I teach at home that´s great because I will be able to work also during my maternity leave at least two students a day and that doesn´t have to be every day
So if u are interested in my advice - this is sure the better way as it´s well paid (for example my 45-minute lesson costs 200,- SK when it´s at home so that I don´t have to travel, if I travel - plus travel expenses, at kindergartens 300,- or sometimes more than 400,- sk per 30 minutes (depends on the amount of children). Of course, when I have a little course with more than three people - it´s also more so it really isn´t bad
hi weroni, thank you very much for your ideas and advice. Private teacher sounds good to me, too.
I like the way I´ve organized your job and joined with maternity leave. A great inspiration
I don´t translate officially, maybe in the future
And what about teaching in a kindergarten? One of my colleagues also teaches there but she´s a primary teacher. I also teach primary classes although I am a secondary teacher. But it´s always fun. Older students aren´t so creative and spontaneous.
and oh, I wish you good luck on 7 June You still don´t know the sex - ugly word for a baby - do you ? You´ve chosen interesting names.
what about teaching in kindergartens - that´s simply a great job I am really mad about kids that was why I started teaching in nursery schools it´s very interesting and funny job, even though it´s difficult It isn´t as easy as with older students who are able to sit and listen to what u are telling them With these kids you still have to invent some games, they need to move a lot as they aren´t able to focus their minds on something for longer than 5 minutes that´s why our lesson is full of moving, skipping, dancing, running, and these activities are broken by several minutes of sitting
I could really write a lot about this work - so just for imagination: For example when we are going to learn food and drink - we prepare the little tables like in a shop - then put real or toy food and drink on it, but not many pieces - just few because they can´t get too many new expressions at once. Then I introduce the food and drink to the children saying "this is bread", or "this is milk". Then I choose one child (who is sitting quietly ) and ask him or her "What would you like?" and she or he must answer "I would like some bread". Then I take the bread and give it to the child saying "Here you are". The child must say "thanks" Of course, then I am off the game - kids are changing to be seller or customer
Then there is a "moving while" we use to play the "statue game" - I tell the kids what they must do, for example "skip", or "touch your shoulders and dance" or "put your right hand on your left knee and turn around" - I must invent the craziest combinations so that they are laughing and happy then all of sudden I tell them "stop" and they must stop moving themselves I start going around them - and touch them - like trying if they move or not - if they are "real statues" they love this game - especially when I touch for example their ribs or knees
then I can say "touch something big and green" or "put your toes under your chair" or "touch the pink skirt" and they look for the said thing and touch it
annili - there´s really so much to write about this work
sometimes we play that one child lies down on the floor and is a "plate" and I order various crazy things and kids bring them to me and then I say on which body part they must put them - and when the lying child is full of toys, food, colours, then we pretend we are eating it all we simply must do crazy things - that´s what kids love and when they are able to learn best
and what about my due date - thanks I chose those names with my husband because I don´t like too commong names - I wanted to name my child in different way than most of people. And I was also very interested in the name´s meaning - for example Alex means "defender" and Ester is "star" and they both do fit with the surname
etus: seems you´ve been really busy these days... today I had a very short translation - just an auditor report two pages - and it´s strange but it brought me a taste for new translation usually when I finish some translation I don´t want to see any other for a certain time but this time it was different maybe because I am becoming tired of travelling to kindergartens and families and I need a little softer work
Weroni-yeah,I´ve been busy recently,but still keep visiting this page for entertainment and relax. I also did one -page translation od an abstract today-during my free lesson And I´m about to finish one document needed for my job application.
To be honest-I´m sick and tired of school,to be concrete-the byrocracy...I also dream about my own language school ...but now,I´d rather work in a book shop-honestly
etuska - I know that feeling - when you have too much work then you lose taste for more...sometimes when I had many translations at the same time I wanted to take a spade and go to the garden yes - when u work too much psychically u need some physic work but it´s funny with me now - I usually find doing translations more difficult than making crazy things with kids all the day - but now I´m becoming tired of so much moving and transport - and maybe that´s why I´d prefer sitting by the pc and translating I wonder how long this will last
etuska, well, probably it´s really too much for me now - work, school, preparations for our house building, household, preparing for the baby´s arrival... I planned to work until the half of May but it seems I will just work until the end of this month - I want to enjoy the last month of my pregnancy. And there will also be my school-leaving exams since 19th to 23rd May so I will learn and study some days before it...
Hi everybody, I havent been here for a while, you are all good writters, is good to read it. Written part of state examinaton in english will be taken on 7.5., so just in 3 weeks time. I am so nervous, do you remember to passing this exam??? what can I expect?? I envy everobody of you who can teach kids english. I always wanted to do it, but I am not really patient person, so I am not sure about it. Do you teach even your own kids??? I speak to charlie in czech, but some words I am trying to say in english but I am not sure that wont confuse her. Have a good day, we have a rainy day so I think we stay at home all day
charlinka are u going to do the State Exam? What kind (basic, general, special?) and where? I took it at the State Language School in Bratislava - Palisady.
What I remember is this: There was: - reading comprehension (article with questions about it) - translation (slovak-english I think) - composition (we had three topics to select) - dictation (since this I remember the word "jeopardize") because I wrote it wrong
well, good luck then
Charli if u´ve got an opportunity to get the "Slovak spectator" - you can find it on the net - there are many articles that use to be used at hese exams
Hi weroni, thanks for info. I am going to take it in Nitra, it is the nearest school for me. It"s only basic state exam, but with my grammar I dont know how I will manage it. Slovak spectator??? I am not sure I know what it is??? but I will have a look on google. If I had only one word wrong like you, I would be more then happy I am sure, you will remember jeopardize for ever