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SWOT for Language Teachers


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a presentation on swot analysis with examples relevant to language teachers. activities and exercises included.

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SWOT for Language Teachers

  2. 2. SWOT Analysis What? Why? How? mnRAJU
  3. 3. What is SWOT?StrengthsWeaknessesOpportunitiesThreats mnRAJU
  4. 4. What is Swot Analysis? mnRAJU
  5. 5. What is a Strength? An internal resource or capability helpful to achieve the desired goals. mnRAJU
  6. 6. What is aweakness? An internal barrier to achieve the desired goals. mnRAJU
  7. 7. What is an Opportunity? An external situation that could provide a competitive advantage.(if properly leveraged) mnRAJU
  8. 8. What is a Threat? An external situation which coulddamage your scope for attaining objectives. mnRAJU
  9. 9. What is SWOT Analysis? A situation analysis tool for evaluatinginternal strengths and weaknesses; and for examiningexternal opportunities and threats. mnRAJU
  10. 10. SWOTOpportunities StrengthsWeaknesses Threats mnRAJU
  11. 11. Exercise - 11. Your home is located within a two-minute walk of the bus station, and is just a ten-minute ride away from your college.2. Your English speaking skills are very poor and you are ashamed of speaking English.3. Your college is located next to one of the largest shopping centers in your town.4. You left university a decade ago and have not acquired any further certifications.5. Your in-laws are retired government employees and have plenty of money and time.6. There are many well-qualified, trained and unemployed youth in your town.7. The government is considering making skills upgradation compulsory for all in-service lecturers.8. Another local college is expanding its services and is on the lookout for experienced lecturers.9. Your college is considering opening two new branches in your town within the next one year.10. There is news that your college is likely to be honored by the Commissioner at the next Republic Day for its consistently good performance at the university examinations.11. You have been a diabetic for a long time and you are likely to develop diabetic retinopathy unless you undergo frequent eye check-ups.12. Your college’s offer to host the next inter-collegiate competitions has been approved.13. Your spouse is very cooperative and appreciates your work demands and time constraints.14. You have some very bright students in your class and many of them admire you as a committed teacher.15. You have a good personal library; but it has fewer volumes of books than many of your colleagues have got. mnRAJU
  12. 12. Answer to Exercise - 1 Strengths Weaknesses 1 2 10 13 15 15? 4 14 11 Opportunities Threats 3 6 5 7 10 8 9 12 mnRAJU
  13. 13. SWOT Analysis What? Why? How? mnRAJU
  14. 14. Why SWOT Analysis?You were born to win; but to be a winner,you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. - Zig Ziglar mnRAJU
  15. 15. Why SWOT Analysis? to capitalize on strengths to overcome weaknesses to exploit opportunities to survive threats to be pro-active to take better decisions mnRAJU
  16. 16. SWOT Analysis What? Why? How? mnRAJU
  17. 17. Strengths Analysis What are your unique skills/qualifications? What do you do better than anyone else? What unique resources can you access? Why do people praise you? What achievements are you proud of? What values do you believe in? mnRAJU
  18. 18. Activity 1 Think & list your strengths Form pairs Describe to your partner Share with class mnRAJU
  19. 19. Weaknesses Analysis What skills/knowledge do you lack? What skills could you improve? What do you avoid doing? What do others see as your weaknesses? What resources are you deficient in? What are your negative work habits? What personality traits hold you back? mnRAJU
  20. 20. Activity 2 Think & list your weaknesses Form pairs Describe to your partner Share with class mnRAJU
  21. 21. Successful people get upevery time they fall. A Critical Life Skill mnRAJU
  22. 22. Beating WeaknessesWere successful people alwayssuccessful in all they did?Did success come to them quickand easy?The road to success is never an easyone. There are several obstacles.Be prepared to fall. Rise every timeyou fall. mnRAJU
  23. 23. Opportunities Analysis What opportunities to learn are open? What situations can you take advantage of? Do you have people to help/advise you? What others’ failures can you exploit? Have you any solutions to others’ complaints? Is there an unfilled need around you? mnRAJU
  24. 24. Activity 3 Think & list your opportunities Form pairs Describe to your partner Share with class mnRAJU
  25. 25. Opportunities AnalysisSuccess consists in being successful, not in havingpotential for success. Any wide piece of ground isthe potential site of a palace, but there’s nopalace till it’s built. - Fernando Pessoa (Portuguese poet) mnRAJU
  26. 26. Threats Analysis What obstacles do you currently face? What are your competitors doing? Is the demand for your strengths declining? What trends could harm your interests? What threats arise from your weaknesses? mnRAJU
  27. 27. Activity 4 Think & list your threats Form pairs Describe to your partner Share with class mnRAJU
  28. 28. Threats Analysis Threats are Opportuniti es in Disguise. Ships in harbor are safe,but that’s not what DON’Tships are built for. QUIT mnRAJU
  29. 29. SWOT Analysis Tips Be rigorous & be objective View from all perspectives Be realistic & be specific Use verifiable facts only Prioritize mnRAJU
  30. 30. SWOT Analysis Tips mnRAJU
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  32. 32. Exercise - 2 Go through thesample SWOT chartand make a SWOTchart of your own. mnRAJU
  33. 33. Example Personal SWOT Analysis for Language Teachers My Strengths My Weaknesses 1.I have a passion for teaching 1.I have little relevant experience 2.I have good inter-personal skills 2.I am lazy and suffer from procrastination 3.I have a degree in education 3.I lack concentration / attention span 4.I have good critical / analytical skills 4.I have not much subject knowledge 5.I have excellent communication skills 5.I lack stress management skills 6.I have plenty of work experience 6.I am poor at dealing with conflict 7.I am good with public speaking 7.I am low in self-esteem as a teacher 8.I have good mastery over English 8.I have young children to take care of 9.I am young and healthy 9.My knowledge of grammar is poor 10.I have a powerful voice 10.My lexis is limited My Opportunities My Threats 1.I have a job offer in a college which suits my temperament 1.This place is quite expensivebetter 2.We have no Ph D supervisors in this town 2.Eventually I could go on and study for my Ph D 3.I have a heavy workload 3.I have been offered a scholarship for my doctoral work 4.I need to sign a contract if I take up a new job 4.Many new schools and colleges are opening in my locality 5.My family depends on my salary and I cannot take any risks with 5.My college has plans to open a language laboratory my career 6.My college has instituted an annual gold medal for the best 6.First year admissions into my college have been drasticallyteacher decreasing 7.My parents are moving to my neighborhood 7.I am not on good terms with the college management & 8.Our car loan application has been cleared principal 8.Two of my younger colleagues have acquired higher academic qualifications 9.The new syllabus has several chapters that I am not comfortable teaching mnRAJU
  34. 34. Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Strengths WeaknessesWhat do you do well? What could you do better?What unique resources can you posses? What resources do you lack or need more?What do others see in you as your strengths? What do others see as your weaknesses?• •• •• •• •Opportunities ThreatsWhat opportunities are available to you? What threats could harm you?What trends could you take advantage of? What are your competitors/colleagues doing?How can you turn your strengths into opportunities? What threats do your weaknesses expose you to?• •• •• •• • mnRAJU
  35. 35. If you wish to become a butterfly, don’t be content being a caterpillar. Why crawl, when you can fly? mnRAJU
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