|English and Related Literature|
|Teacher for English as a foreign language|
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A day in the life of a Teacher for English as a foreign language in the United Kingdom
Teacher of English as foreign & second language with years of experience working for leading organisations in this field.
What I do
I teach English as a foreign/ second language to non native speakers. I specialise in teaching English language to adults but also teach primary and secondary students. In the past I have done corporate training too- teaching Business English (speaking & writing) to working professionals.
Skills I use and how I developed them
My strongest area is enabling students become independent learners. A great deal of patience and an understanding of clients' requirements goes a long way in planning successful lessons.
Interacting with colleagues, peers and being a part of a lot of online forums helps me stay updated with new ideas.
What I like most
Interacting with people from all sorts of backgrounds/ countries/ age groups and helping them become independent learners
What has helped my career to progress
staying up- to- date, Being flexible with all kinds of teaching areas and accepting different learner profiles.
Courses taken since graduation
Cambridge University's CELTA
My advice to international students looking for work in the UK
My advice to students considering work
As an international student, its not the easy feat to find a job in the UK in this field. I feel EU has a lot more options.
My advice about working in my industry
To always keep yourself updated with the latest especially technology related teaching.
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