Chapter 28

Ten Ways to Improve Your Teaching Skills

In This Chapter

arrow Getting information about job choices and interviews

arrow Moving forward by harnessing your school’s resources

arrow Accessing opportunities for development through events and websites

Perhaps by now you’ve already taught your first lessons, maybe even a whole course. Whether you intend to spend a single gap year on the job, or you can see yourself having a lifelong career in the world of TEFL, you should work towards being a conscientious teacher who knows her craft. It is your responsibility to give students value for money and a good education.

In this chapter, I show you ten ways to up-skill, to your students’ delight.

Get the Right Job

Many different types of teaching establishments exist around the world. Some basically entertain students on a study trip, and others run evening courses year round. There are those that have continuous enrolment programmes so students come and go all the time, and others run alongside university degrees to support non-native speakers.

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