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ESOL teacher needs interview advice

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by bookworm77uk, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. bookworm77uk

    bookworm77uk New commenter

    Hi there guys
    I’ve been out of the ESOL teaching world a fair while (but was an ESOL teacher for over five years) but had experience of volunteering with ESOL classes in last two years. I’ve started to apply for a few ESOL teaching jobs part time and got called for an interview. I’m feeling a little rusty in terms of being up to date with ESOL and Skills for Life. I’ve got to do a 15 min microteach for ENTRY 3 ESOL learners on present perfect simple and I’m a bit lost as to exactly what to do in the microtrach. It’s only a 15 min thing but not sure how much content and how much to include etc it’s making me panic. I’m usually good at making resources but it’s the level of content ie how much of the present perfect simple tense I need to (tenses in general/understanding of past verb forms and has/have( because I don’t think it will all fit on! Please help as very overwhelmed and feel like saying no to the interview but I really would love th job!!!
  2. September17

    September17 New commenter

    Hey Bookworm.... :) Merry Christmas to you....
    First of all, you MUST attend the interview. You have plenty of experience to draw from. :) Best to keep it fairly straightforward and have a clear list in your head as to the points you want to cover and covey clearly.... There are some good tips here :- https://www.fenews.co.uk/fe-video/13163-micro-teaching-tips-2
    I've always found sticking to the STAR approach for interviews works well.... ? Answering scenario questions with Situation Task Action Result.... this will ensure you keep on track when answering and stops you wandering off down Waffle Street... o_O Probably three short examples of Present/Perfect/Simple which vary would be best. That way you can show how you'd explain these clearly to your ESOL Learner, providing alternative explanations. If the establishment you are applying to are worth their salt then they'll be more interested in your teaching style, manner and personality than a mega-fantastic Microteach.:)
    Good Luck to you and I hope it all goes well.
    K. ;)

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