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So You Want to be an English Language Teacher?


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  • Join me this Friday for a Free Webinar! Career Development Tips for English Language Teachers at 4pmNYC/9pmUK! Great for anyone looking to change their job or become an English teacher
  • Hi my name is Shelly Sanchez Terrell and I’d like to thank Tyson for inviting me today and you for joining us today.
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    • 1. So You Want to be an English Language Teacher? Photo by Shermeee,
    • 2. Why teach English?
    • 3. You’ll need credentials
    • 4. BenefitsPay Working conditions Visa Requirements Certification needed Living arrangements Class size, age & level
    • 5. Read your contract carefully
    • 6. Moving fees Preparation time Class size Duration Penalties Termination terms Can you freelance?
    • 7. “Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.” - Leo Rosten Playing with the cell phone photography capabilities by pedrosimoes7, Flickr
    • 8. What do my students want to share? How do I help them share so that others understand them?
    • 9. Language Content Development Home Life Assimilation Literacy
    • 10. Be familiar with language teaching theories & strategies
    • 11. Sewing Room Labs Dogme Workshop CLIL Dance Studio Dogme
    • 12.
    • 13. Peek-a-boo - _MG_6709 by sean dreilinger, Flickr “Language body conversation” - Dr. James Asher Total Physical Response (TPR)
    • 14. 100+ video recordings of strategies,
    • 15. Get to know them!
    • 16. Consider the developmental stage and needs
    • 17. Cultivate Relationships with Icebreakers, Warm-ups & Fillers
    • 18. Role- plays
    • 19. Play games
    • 20. Build routines
    • 21. Differentiate activities Move around Include rest periods Balance out activity and inactivity
    • 22. Suggested Kid Activities Hello game! Discovery Game! Closing song/dance! Color! Snack Break! Dance! Sing! Hands-on Activity! Read a Book! Hello song! Games!
    • 23. Suggested Teen Activities Pair or group mini tasks Discussions in circles Games Scavenger Hunts Surveys Discussions on the floor Creating short films Interviews Journal Hands-on activities
    • 24. Suggested Adult Activities Pair work for mini tasks Discussions in circles Board games or thinking games Surveys Stand-up discussions Creating short films Interviews Journal Hands-on activities
    • 25. Connect withTeachers Online
    • 26. -Number of Teachers on LinkedIn
    • 27. But there are nearly…. Of authors, researchers, organizations, professionals, thought leaders, subject matter experts, etc. who you and your students can learn from.
    • 28. Personal Learning Networks Refueling the Way We Teach
    • 29. Find Your #Hashtag! #ESL #BESIG #ELLChat #yltsig#ELTPics #ELTchat #TESOL
    • 30. The classroom set-up should support their learning
    • 31. Integrate Technology
    • 32. Online Learning Spaces
    • 33. & iOS/Android Apps
    • 34.
    • 35. Create a Survival Kit
    • 36. Have fun!
    • 37. “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” - Carol Buchner
    • 38.
    • 39. Get your copy of Learning to Go- Amazon- The 30 Goals for Teachers