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International to UK

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by longchenpa, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. longchenpa

    longchenpa New commenter

    Dear Theo,

    I am a 44 year old British citizen with 22 years experience teaching English overseas.

    I entered teaching via the ESOL route and then obtained my teaching Diploma in ESOL (level 5)

    Six years ago I moved into the International education sector initially as an EAL teacher teaching IGCSE English 2nd language within an international school following the British Curriculum.

    I then moved to teaching IGCSE English 1st language and English language A/S and A level alongside providing support for subject teachers teaching KS2 and KS3 to non native speakers.

    In 6 years of teaching students some of whom have been SEN's and 2nd language speakers, I have never had a student obtain less than grade C in their examinations across the levels (IGCSE English 1st, English 2nd, A/S and A level.) After a few years I was asked by the school to take on more of a management role as academic coordinator in combination with part time teaching duties.

    I am currently looking into QTLS and continuing with an MA in education and linguistics.

    I have never worked in the UK but am starting to look at the possibility of this in the future. I would appreciate any advice/feedback on my chances of gaining employment.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Being a British Citizen is a good first step! Do you have a degree? In what?

    Best wishes

  3. longchenpa

    longchenpa New commenter

    I do have a degree but in a quite unrelated discipline! I have a law degree :)

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