I think that we can all relate to sitting in a class trying not to nod off or listening to an instructor who is brilliant in a particular field but who has no ability to engage students. As adult learners this is often something that we can overcome through self-motivation. We can be motivated by genuine interest in the subject or by the urge to get enough credits to graduate – either way works.
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Articles that cover the intricacies of teaching abroad. Ranging from the types of students to how you'll have to adapt, these articles will prepare you more to teach overseas.
How to make the links in topic-based teaching...
With the start of the school year coming up, everything might seem like one giant haze. I'm here to give you a few things that might help with your first few weeks.
Did you know that ADEC (Abu Dhabi Education Council) has an app?
I am sure that many of you are getting ready to come over and one of the major questions (after, did I make the right decision?) is what resources should I bring? What will be appropriate?
First and foremost, don't doubt yourself. Just stay the course. Here is the professional teaching standard relating to curriculum and in classroom practice.
Pat continues his short series of blogs on the use of Improvised Theatre techniques in an ESL classroom. This blog - use of props.
"Puis-Je aller aux toilets?"
I don't remember much from high school French class, but I'll never forget how to ask to go to the bathroom. Why is that?
Because it was the only way I would get permission to go!
Teaching overseas is challenging so we try to challenge our teachers in our interviews. We are seeking to get a clear insight into what it would be like to be in their classroom and whether they have the skills to succeed in an ESL environment.
Teaching in the UAE is a great option if you are looking to further develop your skills as an educator while utilizing what you’ve already learned throughout your career and applying it to your new classroom abroad. As the teaching positions in Abu Dhabi are not your typical ESL jobs, you will be in a role very similar to the one you’re currently employed in now. Kids are kids no matter where you are in the world so strong classroom management still applies.