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Microteach and interview advice for returning teacher

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' 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 the job!!!
  2. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    Hi I'm not an ESOL teacher but am used to micro teach interviews. I usually plan a whole lesson and then highlight the bit that I'm going to do on the lesson plan. This then gives me a useful way of replying to questions such as what went wrong or what would you differently next time? This approach has been successful for me. When I did a clil course, the teacher (who was an ESOL teacher) recommended this website for ideas:


    Hope this post helps and good luck!
    sabrinakat and agathamorse like this.
  3. pink_reindeer

    pink_reindeer Occasional commenter

    That's a good way of planning a microteach. I have two interviews next week and I think I'll do something similar. Thank you!

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