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Do you work or just teach? Career perspectives in EFL. Rubens Heredia Cultura Inglesa São Paulo. The Land. Do you work or just teach?. The Destination. The Route. The Land. The Market. Most sought-after skills Critical thinking; Complex problem-solving; Judgment and decision-making;

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Do you work or just teach career perspectives in efl

Do you work or just teach?

Career perspectives in EFL

Rubens Heredia

Cultura Inglesa São Paulo


The land

The Land

Do you work or just teach?

The Destination

The Route


Do you work or just teach career perspectives in efl

The

Land


The market

The Market

Most sought-after skills

  • Critical thinking;

  • Complex problem-solving;

  • Judgment and decision-making;

  • Active listening.

Forbes.com (2012)

Do you work or just teach?


21st century skills

21st Century Skills

Source: http://www.p21.org

Do you work or just teach?


Do you work or just teach career perspectives in efl

The

Destination


What is your vocation

What is your vocation?

Do you work or just teach?

Course design

  • Methodology;

  • Language;

  • Course books;

  • Digital literacy;

  • Market trends;

  • Corporate culture and values.


What is your vocation1

What is your vocation?

Teacher Training

  • Extensive teaching experience;

  • Teaching qualification (diploma);

  • Commitment to learning;

  • Language systems;

  • Methodologies and SLA;

  • People skills.

Do you work or just teach?

Beaven (2004)


What is your vocation2

What is your vocation?

Writing

  • Methodologyandlanguage;

  • Familiarity with course books/materials;

  • Market trends;

  • Who’swhom;

  • Experience as reviewer/presenter;

  • Sample material;

  • Writing skills.

Do you work or just teach?


What is your vocation3

What is your vocation?

Management

  • The market;

  • Management qualification (MBA, IDLTM, DELTM, DELTA);

  • Budgeting and financial skills;

  • Interpersonal skills/conflict management;

  • Customer relations;

  • HR and labour law;

  • Teaching;

  • Corporate culture, values and processes.

Do you work or just teach?


What is your vocation4

What is your vocation?

Teaching

Do you work or just teach?


Do you work or just teach career perspectives in efl

The

Route


Where to work

Wheretowork

  • Orientation on arrival

  • A mentor system

  • Experienced academic management team

  • In-house training

  • A lesson observation system

  • Clear policies and procedures

  • An appraisal system

  • Opportunity to do external courses

  • A wide and varied curriculum

  • Low teacher turnover

  • Opportunities for internal promotion

Rimmer (2011)

Do you work or just teach?


The kasa framework

The KASA framework

Awareness

  • Reflection

  • Feedback

  • Strengths

  • Weaknesses

Knowledge

  • Language

  • Teaching

  • Learners

  • Workplace

Freeman (1989)

Do you work or just teach?

  • Attitude

    • Self-direction

    • Positivity

    • Professionalism

  • Skill

    • Teachniques

    • Methods

    • Activities


Needs assessment

Needs assessment

KASA

  • Lesson recording;

  • Peer feedback;

  • Learners’ feedback;

  • Lesson observations;

  • Reflection upon action.

Do you work or just teach?


The self reflection continuum

The Self-Reflection Continuum

KASA

The Unaware Stage

The Conscious Stage

The Action Stage

The Refinement Stage

Hall & Simeral (2008)

Do you work or just teach?


Getting certification

Getting Certification

KASA

Language

  • CAE

  • CPE

  • TOEFL

  • IELTS

Teaching

  • CELTA

  • ICELT

  • DELTA

  • Anaheim TESOL

  • Anaheim YLS

Do you work or just teach?

Post-graduation

  • MA

  • PhD


Beyond mainstream courses

Beyond mainstream courses

KASA

  • In-house courses;

  • SIGs;

  • Workshops;

  • Conferences;

  • Literature;

  • Self-reflection.

Do you work or just teach?


What about the other a

What about the other A?

KASA

Do you work or just teach?


21st century skills1

21st Century Skills

KASA

  • Life and Career Skills

    • Adaptability to change;

    • Flexibility;

    • Goals and time-management;

    • Independence;

    • Self-direction.

Source: http://www.p21.org

Do you work or just teach?


Take responsibility

Take responsibility

KASA

Do you work or just teach?


The land1

The Land

Do you work or just teach?

The Destination

The Route


References

References

Andersen, E. (2012) ‘The 4 jobskillsmostlikelytolandyou a greatjob’, retrievedfromwww.forbes.com, lastaccessedonMarch 31st, 2013.

Beaven, B. ‘Fromteachertoteachertrainer’ EnglishTeaching professional 33 2004.

Clandfield, L. ‘Career steps to becoming a materials writer’ on ELT Link Up. retrievedfrom http://www.eltlinkup.org/articles.htm.

Freeman, D. ‘Teacher training, developmentanddecisionmaking: a modelofteachingandrelatedstrategies for languageteachereducation’ TesolQuarterly 23 (1) 1989).

Hall, A. & Simeral, A. (2008) Buildingteachers’capacity for success: a collaborative approach for coachesandschoolleaders. Alexandria: ASDC.

Leather, S. & Hockley, A. ‘Gettinginto ELT management’ EnglishTeachingprofesisonal70 2010.

Rimmer, W. ‘Gettingahead in ELT’ EnglishTeaching professional 74 2011.


Thank you

Thank you!

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