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titanicman



Joined: 17 Feb 2003
Posts: 71
Location: Qatar

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 2:09 am    Post subject: Job Interview tips Reply with quote

Where's a website that lists potential ESL job interview questions and suitable answers? Question topics: methodology, classroom management, approach to teaching, personal style. I know some of these questions are too personal to generalize but there must be someone with other interview vets experiences.

I found a page called "Top 10 ESL job interview grammar questions" but I've never been asked any grammar questions or how to respond to them (if a student were to ask them).
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Showem



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've never been asked any grammar questions
(in an interview)

Really? Nearly every interview I've had that was with a native English speaker asked me a few simple grammar questions to see if I actually had any clue. Most common one being, "So how would you explain the difference between present perfect and past simple?" or a variation thereof.

One other question I've nearly always been asked was how long I was planning on staying in the country/with the company. Most language schools like people who are going to hang around for a while and not leave after 4 months, so an answer showing some permanence is a good idea.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 10:39 am    Post subject: interviews Reply with quote

I think we see the interview differently. To you it is like a school test in History where the student has to know the right answers.
To me it is a chance for both interviewer and interviewed to find out more.
If it is not a two-way process then I for one would not want to go and work for that institution.
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Stephen



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See this excellent post by Glenski on this forum. This deals with job interviews very well.

http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/job/viewtopic.php?t=278

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Stephen
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