Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place.... I have a strong background in TEFL and I am currently doing a PGCE in English. I would ideally like to find work as an EAL teacher after I qualify as I find it more rewarding than teaching English literature. But it's proving difficult to find any information on what the job is actually like... How does it differ from being a teacher of another subject in school? I'd imagine that classes are smaller. Does that also mean that pay is less? Are EAL teachers treated as proper members of staff by schools and unions? A lot of schools I've seen seem to have EAL teachers on a part-time basis. Any pointers in the right direction as to where I could connect/find more about the EAL side of English would be helpful. There seems to be a lot of confusion over the distinction between TEFL and EAL.