Where am I now?

As you can see, this blog hasn't gotten any love in many years... But you can now find me on my site jessicatravels.com.

28 July 2005

I can't believe they gave me the job...

I just got hired today to teach a level one Italian class. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time - it won't start until January, so I have a little more time to prepare (read: freak out), which should help. I've been re-acquainting myself with level one this term by shadowing my first teacher - it was his idea that I should teach, so I blame this entirely on him - and that's helping immensely. I'll be presenting material this coming week, which I haven't done yet, so that'll give me a taste of what I've signed up for... I hope I don't run screaming from the building...

Anyway, if you've always wanted to learn Italian and you'll tolerate being my guinea pig, by all means - sign up for my class!

3 comments:

Kate (The lil' sis) said...

Congratulations!! That is sooo cool! It is going to be a lot of fun!

cadmaven said...

Just a spit-ball-of-wisdom from a teacher. Start the class off just talking Italian and that will put you in charge immediately. From then on you will have the advantage forever!

Jessica said...

Funny - that sort of happened in the class I'm "apprenticing" in now, completely unintentionally. Every class I walk in and the teacher and I chat a bit in Italian. This is usually when the students are getting their seats still, all chatting amongst themselves. Once a few weeks ago I noticed (mid-Italian-conversation) that they were all staring at us. When I told Chris he said, "Wow, I guess you've got some authority now, huh?"