Teaching English to children
Tomorrow I will start teaching English to a 10 year old and a 7 year old. The former is in the fourth grade now and I suppose he knows something (3 years of English) and the latter does not know anything so I have to start from scratch with him. I do not have any previous experience in teaching so this seems a little bit tricky to me. Do you have any advice on how I should proceed? How do I test the former's knowledge? I hope I will get my hands on his book soon and browse it a little bit. Although this might seem like a stupid question, does a child who has not even started (yet) primary school - in my country it's 6,7 or 8 years - know how to write? Does anyone have some materials (handouts, pictures, online games etc.) that can help me?
Any piece of advice is highly appreciated.
Not a teacher.
Not a native speaker.
Just a language lover who is majoring in English.