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Teaching EFL in a kindergarten
I chose this subject as it is one in which I have the most experience having taught predominantly in Kindergartens in China for the previous two years. I taught in a number of schools and each one presented different problems and scenarios but all were rewarding in various ways. In China the Kindergarten teachers role is varied, you must be a teacher, a singer/musician, a diplomat (when dealing with parents) and a clown. When I first realized that I was expected to fulfill these roles I was very nervous but as time progressed these came more naturally and I learned that by just relaxing and enjoying these different ‘hats’ my situation became a lot easier. I would say the biggest difference between teaching Kindergarten age children and older ones is the emphasis on fun, all lessons regardless of age should include fun elements but with this age group it is much more important. Kindergarten age children have shorter attention spans than older children and if a section of a lesson is too long invariably you will see them start to squirm in their seats and find other ways to amuse themselves, by involving the whole class in activities as often as possible and keeping each section of the lesson to a reasonable length of time this problem