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Does SIX Hours of teaching per day sound high?
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

worldtraveller wrote:
Some companies are asking for 6 hours per day of teaching PLUS 2 hours of office.
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SIX HOURS of teaching per day, is that the norm?

There is no standard or norm. It depends on the sponsor/employer, which is why you noticed inconsistencies with some job postings.

Generally, the stronger the qualifications (e.g., a related MA + relevant experience), the better the employer and working conditions, including teaching hours. However, job seekers with unrelated degrees and/or minimal experience are pretty much limited to working for for-profit contracting companies that try to get the most out of their workers for the reason I gave in my initial post.

Again, do your homework when choosing whether to accept a job offer.
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AbeCross



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:46 am    Post subject: 30 a week is too high Reply with quote

If the 6 is five days a week(30 hours), it is too high. Many books on EFL-such as David Riddell's-state that 25 teaching hours per week is a standard maximum.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Optimum is 4 hours a day class contact. More than that and you will not be as effective as you are expected to be in a teacher-centred classroom.
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Arenta



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Can we stay ON-topic, please? Reply with quote

worldtraveller wrote:



SIX HOURS of teaching per day, is that the norm? That's the topic.


It's too much, the standard is around 20 but 6 hours is becoming the norm.
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Arenta



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus 40 hours including office hours is the norm. But I've heard of even higher - 45 hours a week !
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is too many. 4 is what you should do
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revilo



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's too high. Focus on weekly contact hours: 20 hours in front of students is what you should do, preferably LESS.

IPA grinds out contract teachers with 22-25 contact hours while direct hires get less than 20. A whole bunch of contract teachers were dismissed 4 months ago.
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In the heat of the moment



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20 hours (which is actually 20 x 40 minutes) is generally the accepted number by employers and employees, but FEWER would be nice. I've done up to 8 teaching hours per day in Saudi and it's physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. Even 6 hours can take it out of you after a couple of months here.
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sammysez



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I taught 20 hours per week but had days that would be 6 or 7 classes which caused me to be hoarse every week.

Yes, I let the students do the majority of taking and still ended up hoarse especially in the extremely large rooms.
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