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I’m Nervous The Kids Won’t Like Me And I Won’t Be A Good Teacher

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/9/17 6:28 AM

Bit anxious about standing in front of a classroom of kids in a foreign country and teaching English for a semester? Don’t worry — that’s completely normal (and you really should stop worrying-we'll tell you why!).

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Making a Difference, In the Classroom, Finding Your Best Self

10 Ideas For Teaching Shop with ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/17/16 3:38 PM

Need ideas on how to teach shop during your ILP semester abroad? We’ve got you covered!

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

10 Easy Ideas For Teaching Arts and Crafts With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/15/16 1:34 PM

Whether you need lesson ideas for your very first week of teaching (good luck!) or are looking for a few new lessons to mix things up after you have been living in a foreign country for a while, we’ve got you covered. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

10 Ideas For Teaching Gym Lessons With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/11/16 12:51 PM

When teaching English abroad for an entire semester, it can be easy to run out of ideas. Need new lesson plans for your ILP Gym class? Look no further! 

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

10 Tips For Teaching ILP Drama Lessons

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/1/16 4:49 PM

Trying to get your kids to act out a story with props may seem like an impossible task but with these tips, you might end up loving your drama lessons the most! 

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

Easy Ideas For Teaching Kitchen With ILP

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/24/16 5:35 PM

 

While volunteering abroad with ILP you'll be teaching the cutest kids using a really hands on method. Kitchen is one of the areas you'll be teaching and it is a favorite! Here are some quick ideas to help with your lesson planning!

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

10 Ideas For Teaching Games With ILP

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/18/16 2:09 PM

Having trouble coming up with lesson plan ideas while you teach English overseas with ILP? If you are teaching 'Games' this week, we've got you covered!

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

Using Your ILP Experience To Help With An Elementary Education Degree

Posted by Kayla McGill on 3/9/16 10:00 AM

Something that lots of people find when they are volunteering abroad with ILP is that they end up loving their kids more than they expected (even more than the travel part!). This is especially true if you are volunteering to get more experience for your Elementary Education major. Here are all the reasons why it is SO awesome to get the ILP experience, especially if you are going into Elementary Education.

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Topics: Build Your Resume, In the Classroom

How to Love the Unlovable

Posted by Stacie Buhler on 1/13/16 2:27 PM

Meet Jon. He's awesome, he's Chinese, he's my most memorable (and dare I say? Favorite.) student, and he WAS a problem. He's currently in 5th grade; I'm not sure if he is still in my ILP school in Weihai, China or not. I know you probably want to stop reading this because it's not the top 5 places to travel in China, but read on because I bet you've had or will have a similar experience when volunteering with ILP.

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Topics: Making a Difference, In the Classroom

Easy Holiday Projects For Kids

Posted by Jen King on 12/2/15 6:00 AM

With the holidays approaching, your kids are probably anxious for some holiday projects. We found some ideas for you that are perfect for ILP lessons which means they're easy, use cheap materials that you likely already have on hand, and are so cute!

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Topics: In the Classroom

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Over the years of assisting more than 6,000 volunteers in their desire to travel and make a difference in the lives of others, ILP has seen what works and what doesn't.

We've gathered our tips here for making your semester abroad a successful one.

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