Finally, after six weeks of sick leave, one week of teaching in mid-June and two weeks of marking exams and attending exam meetings in late June and July, I am back to work.
I have only four classes this year – as opposed to six last year – but two are completely new.
I have a class of 10th graders whose first foreign language is German (in France the most common choice is English) and a similar group of 12th graders. My new classes are two large groups to whom I’ll be teaching Business English.
This is both exciting and daunting. Exciting since it will be something new and daunting because Business English is totally new to me. These students are also older, more like college age. They are preparing a two-year degree after the baccalauréat (the French school-leaving exam). In addition, English isn’t usually their strongest subject.
Obviously I have had to spend more time working recently (and I haven’t finished yet) hence the extra-light blogging activity. I still hope to put up a parshah post tomorrow or Thursday.