If that’s you, your first step to preparing is familiarizing yourself with the technology you need to instruct the class, including all the functions you may need and actions you’ll perform. Do you know how to present a slideshow? Share your screen? Transfer controls to a student who’s giving a presentation? Check with your tech team to be sure you understand how to perform the basic functions of your class.
Depending on the program, the age of the children you will be working with and the responsibilities may vary. Just keep in mind that the students are central and the main objective is to expose them to the English language in a fun way. The teaching and education method in schools is usually of less importance as long as the children enjoy the process and are getting exposed to the English language. Some schools will provide the necessary training upon starting your volunteer placement. If you have a way with children, you're creative and excited about inventing innovative ways to entertain them, then don't hesitate to teach English abroad because these projects are waiting for people like you!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics current Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for English language and literature teachers, post secondary is $63,730. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
A note on tenure: For postsecondary teachers, a significant goal in the traditional academic career is attaining tenure — a guarantee that a professor cannot be fired without just cause. The tenure process can take up to seven years of moving up the ranks in tenure-track positions. The ranks are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Tenure is granted through a review of the candidate’s research, contribution to the institution, and teaching abilities. However, institutions are relying more heavily on limited-term and part-time faculty contracts.
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I like to consider myself the perpetual student. I love to learn new things and this passion has helped me to develop a strong love for teaching. I graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry with a Minor in Spanish. I recently graduated with my Ph.D. in Chemistry. During my five years in graduate school, I worked as a Teaching Assistant. I have taught several different chemistry courses and tutored many students at a variety of levels. I have also had the privilege to tutor many students in a variety of subjects, ranging from Chemistry to French Language Courses to ACT prep. I have received the Kevin Cull Memorial Teaching Awa ... View Profile
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