English Teacher Training
On the 14-15th of August we participated in a training - How to teach English to the refugees in Thessaloniki.
On the first day we were at the Blue Refugee Center, on the second day our training was at the Help Refugees Warehouse in Thessaloniki.
Both of the places were amazing. It was really interesting to see, how many people work on to help the refugees via teaching them languages, providing services, spending common time with them, or collecting clothes and hygiene items, organise it, and deliver it, or cook for them every day.
Our trainer was Julietta Schoenmann, she was an amazing trainer, full with energy. She gave us the perfect methods how to teach the refugees, how to cooperate with them in the lessons that we give them.
We learned how to prepare our lesson plans, what are the main issues in the class room.
She showed us how can we manage the lessons with low cost materials, or even without them.
She gave us the opportunity to micro-teach - to put all our learnings into practice right away. We had twenty minutes to prepare for a ten minutes lesson. It was nice to try out what we had learned before, and discuss after what we did good, or either bad.
In the training even it was 2 days we managed to gain a lot of knowledge from Julietta and all we can say is just thanks for her.