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So what should you consider before applying for work in EFL? I’ve tried to put together a little guide on getting the job you want!
Given that we find it harder to make ends meet, often having to work the weekends in order to balance the books, how can we earn extra money to have some fun with at the end of the month?
When I first started out as a teacher, I was very unsure about the amount of contact hours I should be doing, that is, the hours I was working in class with actual students. I also had no idea how much time I would need to plan and prepare all of said lessons.
Since then, I like to think I have become quite savvy about the conditions that one should be looking for when thinking about a career in TEFL, and the conditions that you’ll be likely to actually find. So here’s my take on it.
Teaching English as a foreign language is a great job, since starting out on this career path, I haven’t had cause to look back and wish I had chosen something else. But the way the industry is sometimes advertised can be misleading, and potential teachers should be aware of some of the common misconceptions surroundingContinue reading “EFL Misconceptions – What To Expect In The Real World”
What are the problems with hiring a native speaker to teach English? As a native myself, I recognise that in many areas, we have to work harder than our bilingual counterparts. Here are my thoughts.
Every teacher feels nervous when they start teaching, move to a different school, or start a new type of class that’s perhaps a bit unfamiliar. How do you get over this, and be the best teacher possible? I’ve put together some tips that I have found useful over the years.
Your job as a TEFL teacher is to help your learners advance in English, be it for an exam or simply to improve their skills in the language. Be wary of anything that could inhibit their progress or damage your professionalism.
In this post I’m focusing on some of the most common ways that teachers get in their own way, and stop their learners from reaching their full potential. As well as thinking about some possible solutions for such problems.
In September of this year, I subjected myself to the Cambridge CELTA course at a centre in Northern Spain. This is an overview of my experience.