Who were the best teachers you had at school? Probably not the teacher who bored you to tears! Was it the teacher who let you get away with chatting to friends all class? Or the one who was passionate, inspirational and engaging? Those teachers who gave us a lasting impression are the ones who had clear goals in the classroom. In other words, they had a teaching philosophy.
If you’ve decided to pursue that dream of teaching English abroad you’ve probably realised you need to look into a TEFL qualification, but there are so many options out there it’s hard to know where to start. This post will present a few options so you can explore which TEFL course is right for you.
Here we interview our old teacher Elsie, on her time teaching in China with us, and what she has taken from the experience with York English! Elsie is from the USA and currently lives and works in Japan.
There are a number of elements that have to come together to make a good teacher. Some people are just naturally good at this profession. They don’t think about it, don’t analyse it, they just have a natural presence and authority and understand how to teach without thinking much about the process. I am not one of these people. Here are my tips to hacking the teaching system.