Re: Starting ESL Teaching Job Mid-Year- SOS!!!
This is not much help for this situation, violetablanca, but you might in future consider accepting jobs only when you are provided with some helpful information. Since you joined this site two years ago, you appear to have had similar problems with several jobs you have taken on.
I would also suggest that you think again about issuing handouts with your ' rules, expectations, procedures, etc'. If these are in English, they are unlikely to be effective with a beginner's class.
I would firther suggest that you keep yort lesson plans for future reference. After at least two years of teaching, you should have some ideas about icebreakers and introducing yourself.
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