I retired after 25 years of teaching and moved to Israel a year ago. My Hebrew is okay, but before moving here, I had no experience talking about math in Hebrew. I have been learning Hebrew math vocabulary by reading math textbooks and taking an online math course in Hebrew.
I recently started volunteering in an after school program to help Hebrew-speaking students prepare for tests in mathematics. These tests (called bagruyot) are standardized tests taken at the end of high school and used to determine entrance to college. I have no trouble understanding the problems on the practice exams, but I see that it is difficult for me to teach in Hebrew.
Currently my strategies (when I can't explain clearly in Hebrew) include: acting out problems with students, writing out solutions in math symbols, and finding similar problems with solutions in the textbooks This is not how I taught in my native language!
I am interested in any tips to becoming a better teacher in a language that is foreign to me but native to my students.