So You Want to be an English
Language Teacher?
Photo by Shermeee, Flic.kr/p/6211rAAmericanTESOL.com
ShellyTerrell.com/webi...
Why teach English?
You’ll need
credentials
BenefitsPay
Working conditions
Visa Requirements
Certification needed
Living arrangements
Class size, age & level
Read your contract carefully
Moving fees
Preparation time
Class size
Duration
Penalties
Termination terms
Can you freelance?
“Behind the need to
communicate is the need to
share. Behind the need to
share is the need to be
understood.” - Leo Rosten...
What do my
students
want to
share?
How do I help
them share so
that others
understand
them?
Language
Content
Development
Home Life
Assimilation
Literacy
Be familiar with
language teaching
theories & strategies
Sewing Room
Labs
Dogme
Workshop
CLIL
Dance
Studio
Dogme
Wordle.net
Peek-a-boo - _MG_6709 by sean dreilinger, Flickr
“Language body
conversation”
- Dr. James Asher
Total Physical
Response (T...
100+ video recordings of strategies, Youtube.com/user/atesol
Get to
know
them!
Consider the developmental
stage and needs
Cultivate Relationships with Icebreakers, Warm-ups & Fillers
Role-
plays
Play
games
Build
routines
Differentiate activities
Move around Include rest
periods
Balance out activity
and inactivity
Suggested Kid Activities
Hello game!
Discovery Game!
Closing song/dance!
Color!
Snack Break!
Dance! Sing!
Hands-on Activit...
Suggested Teen Activities
Pair or group mini tasks
Discussions in circles
Games
Scavenger Hunts
Surveys
Discussions on the...
Suggested Adult Activities
Pair work for mini tasks
Discussions in circles
Board games or thinking games
Surveys
Stand-up ...
Connect withTeachers Online
-Number of Teachers on LinkedIn
But there are nearly….
Of authors, researchers, organizations,
professionals, thought leaders, subject
matter experts, etc...
Personal Learning Networks
Refueling the Way We Teach
Cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
Bit.ly/Educhats
Find Your #Hashtag!
#ESL #BESIG
#ELLChat
#yltsig#ELTPics
#ELTchat
#TESOL
The classroom set-up should
support their learning
Integrate
Technology
Online Learning Spaces
Quizlet.com & iOS/Android Apps
Edshelf.com
Teacherrebootcamp.com/survivaltips/mysurvivalkit
Create a
Survival Kit
Have fun!
“They may forget what you said but they will never
forget how you made them feel.”
- Carol Buchner
Pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/english-language-teaching/id5941566
Get your copy of Learning to Go- Gum.co/learn2go
ShellyTerrell.com Twitter.com/ShellTerrell
Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell Goo...
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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 http://Bit.ly/ELTLINKs https://americantesol.adobeconnect.com/terrell
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    1. 1. So You Want to be an English Language Teacher? Photo by Shermeee, Flic.kr/p/6211rAAmericanTESOL.com ShellyTerrell.com/webinars
    2. 2. Why teach English?
    3. 3. You’ll need credentials
    4. 4. BenefitsPay Working conditions Visa Requirements Certification needed Living arrangements Class size, age & level
    5. 5. Read your contract carefully
    6. 6. Moving fees Preparation time Class size Duration Penalties Termination terms Can you freelance?
    7. 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. 8. What do my students want to share? How do I help them share so that others understand them?
    9. 9. Language Content Development Home Life Assimilation Literacy
    10. 10. Be familiar with language teaching theories & strategies
    11. 11. Sewing Room Labs Dogme Workshop CLIL Dance Studio Dogme
    12. 12. Wordle.net
    13. 13. Peek-a-boo - _MG_6709 by sean dreilinger, Flickr “Language body conversation” - Dr. James Asher Total Physical Response (TPR)
    14. 14. 100+ video recordings of strategies, Youtube.com/user/atesol
    15. 15. Get to know them!
    16. 16. Consider the developmental stage and needs
    17. 17. Cultivate Relationships with Icebreakers, Warm-ups & Fillers
    18. 18. Role- plays
    19. 19. Play games
    20. 20. Build routines
    21. 21. Differentiate activities Move around Include rest periods Balance out activity and inactivity
    22. 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. 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. 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. 25. Connect withTeachers Online
    26. 26. -Number of Teachers on LinkedIn
    27. 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. 28. Personal Learning Networks Refueling the Way We Teach
    29. 29. Cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html Bit.ly/Educhats Find Your #Hashtag! #ESL #BESIG #ELLChat #yltsig#ELTPics #ELTchat #TESOL
    30. 30. The classroom set-up should support their learning
    31. 31. Integrate Technology
    32. 32. Online Learning Spaces
    33. 33. Quizlet.com & iOS/Android Apps
    34. 34. Edshelf.com
    35. 35. Teacherrebootcamp.com/survivaltips/mysurvivalkit Create a Survival Kit
    36. 36. Have fun!
    37. 37. “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” - Carol Buchner
    38. 38. Pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/english-language-teaching/id5941566
    39. 39. Get your copy of Learning to Go- Gum.co/learn2go ShellyTerrell.com Twitter.com/ShellTerrell Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell Google.com/+ShellySanchezTerrell Amazon- The 30 Goals for Teachers
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