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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Footprints recruiting is pleased to announce that we have recently signed a contract with EF Education First to recruit teachers for their language learning centres in China. EF Education First is a leader in providing quality international education. Originally founded in 1965 it is now the world’s largest private education company.
English teachers have a diversity of stories to share about their experience teaching and living in South Korea. There are a number of factors that can make a teaching experience fulfilling and rewarding or frustrating and disappointing. You can increase your chance of having a memorable experience in South Korea by asking some or all of the following questions to a prospective employer. This is a list I developed from questions I asked my Hagwon (private school) in advance, or wish I had asked in retrospect.
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!
We understand everyone wanting to obtain a teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has many questions. Our recruiting team gets a lot of questions from teachers so to make things easier for you we've compiled some of the most commonly asked questions and answers. Despite trying to be as thorough as possible, we assume you will have further questions so feel free to contact our recruiting team to learn more about teaching in Abu Dhabi!
One of the most common questions we are asked here at in the Footprints Middle East department is “How do I pass the interview?”
If the word interview makes you sweat a little bit, you are not alone. This can be a scary prospect for a lot of people. We will try to make it as easy as possible for you and hopefully you can gain some insight as well as some tips and tricks from this section.
Working and living overseas is an adventure that few Americans get to enjoy. An estimated 6.3 million worked abroad in 2012 - many lived in exotic places, immersing themselves in a new culture often very different from that of the United States. But one obligation shared by U.S. citizens everywhere is the requirement to file and pay U.S. income taxes, regardless of domicile.
This section contains a brief comparison of the private language schools (known as hagwon in Korean) and public schools in Korea.
*Please note that this is a rough guideline of some of the general differences between private and public schools in Korea. Some schools may differ from these for any number of reasons. This chart is for general reference only and not indicative of any particular contract nor a guarantee of any particular benefit.
2013 Teacher Salaries - When considering teaching in a public school in South Korea it should be noted that salaries are not negotiable. Your salary is determined on a set of pre-determined criteria and there are no exceptions. The following information shows you the breakdown of this criteria for the 2011 Ministry of Education Teacher Placements in South Korea.
EPIK - English Program in Korea - Salary Scale