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inotu-unotme



Joined: 26 May 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Things that make ESL teaching better... Reply with quote

I was working over 8 hours per day and being somewhat new to ESL teaching was not aware things could have been easier.
Now I travel much less which makes my life a great deal easier.
I also will never work at a school again where I'm in class with students all day with grading, teacher conferences and tests.

Were there things you didn't like about your first ESL job?

Did you change something about your ESL career which has worked out better for you?

What is it that you changed exactly and how does it benefit your life?
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fat_chris



Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 2566
Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: Things that make ESL teaching better... Reply with quote

inotu-unotme wrote:
Did you change something about your ESL career which has worked out better for you?

What is it that you changed exactly and how does it benefit your life?


I got an MA in TESOL--that opened doors for me: taught me much more about the field, enabled me to greatly sharpen my skills and allowed me to apply for and get higher positions which have offered me a wider variety of interesting work.

In the beginning I was an assistant language teacher in Austria. I had to follow the head teacher's lead and I had limited knowledge and ability of being able to draft and deliver an effective and smooth lesson. Gone are those days.

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fat_chris
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
Posts: 8620
Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A full knowledge of revolutionary literature. Plato, Proudhon, Marx, Engels, Chernyshevsky, Lenin and Stalin.

I didn't get to where I am today without knowing a thing or two about re-education.
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fat_chris



Joined: 10 Sep 2003
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Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
A full knowledge of revolutionary literature. Plato, Proudhon, Marx, Engels, Chernyshevsky, Lenin and Stalin.

I didn't get to where I am today without knowing a thing or two about re-education.


And at a few points in my life I needed the re-re-education!

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