Teaching Elementary School

Duties

Every day on campus, the Westgate Instructor is a representative of the corporation, and is expected to consistently promote a fun, safe, and friendly environment for all students.

Curriculum

The Westgate Young Learners curriculum has been designed so that, stage by stage, students gradually gain skills in understanding and producing English. First, students are exposed to the target language through fun games, activities, songs, and books, in the hope of lowering their resistance to learning English, a language which is completely different from Japanese. As students become more comfortable, they are provided with opportunities to perform tasks in English in areas such as math, literature, social studies, or science. Through our Young Learners Program, students eventually begin to think in English, produce more language, and express opinions in the target language.

Classes/Lessons

  • Teaching 20-minute or 45-minute classes requiring 1-3 lesson plans a day

Class Size

  • Approximately 15-20 students

Paperwork

  • Keeping accurate records such as lesson plans, feedback, and attendance
  • Taking notes on each student's performance on an ongoing basis
  • Writing final student evaluations at the end of the term
  • Writing instructor report at the end of the term

Meetings

  • Participating actively in all meetings and discussions such as the weekly curriculum meeting with fellow instructors
  • Attending instructor training, orientation, seminars and workshops as requested by Westgate
  • Attending meetings with school teachers and/or administrative staff members
  • Attending school events when requested

Others

  • Thoroughly preparing for each day's lessons
  • Conversing with students outside of class
  • Communicating with the Japanese English teacher or homeroom teachers when needed
  • Attending school events when requested
  • Being observed and/or having lessons videotaped as occasion demands and when requested
  • Conducting sample lessons at various schools/client sites when needed
  • Coordinating and taking part in Westgate-sponsored school activities
  • Conducting peer observations if requested

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