I'm a relatively new EFL teacher - i taught German kids last summer (was my first teaching job) however, being able to speak the language fluently myself, i had no problems understanding them. I'm due to start a new job teaching classes of kids (Aged 11-16) of mixed nationalities in about a month's time but i'm incredibly nervous that the younger ones are not gonna understand me whatsoever (does that make sense?) --- I've also never taught an elementary class before and probably will have to this time round and am really worried about it. To top it all off, the school is accredited by the British Council and are due for inspection/re-evaluation this summer and i've been told that i'll be definitely having the rep. sitting in my class! Help!! A big part of my is really dreading this job despite the fact that i really do love to teach. Also, does anyone have any pointers they could share with me about teaching elementary kids ?
Thanks v. much :?