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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


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?


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?


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.



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