If you have a lot of free time and want to connect with your students outside the classroom, starting a project is a great idea. Your coworkers may well be very busy, which can limit your in-class contributions. On the other hand, if you are trying to get your own project going, no doubt many of them will be interested in helping you get started, provided you can do most of the work and upkeep. This is also a great way to get to know many students, and in particular students who aren't very engaged in English class.
Existing school activities
- Join club activities. Exercise, bond with students and stay busy after hours.
- Music during lunch. Play your own music over the school speakers.
- Lead cleaning time. Casual interaction with students.
- Cooking class. Cook something with the students.
- Eikaiwa Lunch Hour.
- International Day. Advice about how to plan and run an International Day at your school.
- Web 2.0. Build an online English board & website easily!
- English passport. Students talk to you to get stickers or a prize.
- Cultural boards. Make a poster board about anything.
- Writing journals. Students write English journals.
- Video Exchange. Students record questions for a friend in a foreign country, who records answers.