Daegu EPIK Teacher Kyle shares a video of 2nd graders taking speaking pop-quiz

I know I don’t give you much access to my classroom or school for privacy reasons, but I have a little treat for you today.  On Friday I conducted a little speaking test with my 2nd grade students.  These students are 7 or 8 years old American age.  None of them were aware that the test was going to happen.  They didn’t know what the questions would be, and they didn’t have any sort of visual cue to help them respond.  It was purely listening and speaking.  The English curriculum doesn’t start for students in Korea until the 3rd grade.  That is when they start to learn the basics, and then the alphabet in the 2nd half of the 3rd grade.  The 2nd grade students at my school get to start English early because the school is so small and there are more opportunities for the native teacher (me) to teach them.  None of these students have an English speaking parent, attend an English academy, etc.  Keep in mind that these kids are seven years old.  Let’s go!

I smiled during the entire video!

Visit his blog, www.kyleludeke.com

From reading his blog the whole way through, he’s got some very innovative thoughts in teaching and his optimistic and positive demeanor inspire future EPIK teachers such as myself. Thanks Kyle

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