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Will I got a teacher job?

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by Timea79, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I am an EU citizen and I live and work here in the UK. I'm working as a welfare assistant and doing volunteer job int the school. I've finished with a Teaching Assistant NVQ Level 2. Also I got a place on a Foundation Degree course which I'll start from September. After the Fd I would like to top up to a Degree and qualify as a teacher. Will I ever get a teacher job? I'm asking this because the English is not my first language. I started to learn the English 2 years ago -and still learning- and my tutors say that I am making a great progress.
  2. legoearth

    legoearth New commenter

    We use supply teachers who's command of English is not as good as yours so YES go for it. Practice makes perfect!
  3. I hope not. Teachers should have a very good command of English. You cannot even spell the title of your thread.
  4. [
    Grammatical error.

    Sorry to be old fashioned, but I like my children's teachers to be able to speak good English. I also expect my taxi driver to have a licence, my GP to have a good grasp of medicine and my mechanic to know a bit about engines.
  5. I would say being able to speak 2 languages is extremely benficial and I see no problem in you getting a teaching job. It will be several years before you would be qualified and I bet you will be an expert in English by then. One of the nicest teachers in our school is Polish. She is fabulous with our EAL children, having a much better understanding of the difficulties these children face. She is also excellent with our many Polish children in school. I know many younger teachers who are rubbish with grammar and spelling and how on earth they get to be teachers I do not know! Keep up with your dream and go for it! Good luck!
  6. LOL! Spelling is not my strongest point! ;-)

  7. legoearth

    legoearth New commenter

    <address>I love this! How many of us speak the 'Queens' English? How many accents and dialects change the way English should be spoken? OP's Engish is good . By the time he/she qualifies in Teaching it will probably be better than a lot of us! </address><address>''Oy ay sayin moy ingish is good bu wor oy teych is grrayt. tara a bit ( :''</address>
  8. Hey, I agree that was rude, especially since I have just read a post from a teacher on here which states "Rolls and Responsibilities"
    To the O.P.
    A PGCE post compulsory may enable you to teach a variety of subjects including your mother language. I agree with the poster above, go for it and good luck

  9. So rude and so uncalled for! I hope this person gets the teaching job they are longing to do because they have more passion than those that go to uni get a degree and go straight back into school. You will enrich the children's lives more by sharing your culture with them so go for it and good luck x
  10. AlwaysAdaptable

    AlwaysAdaptable New commenter

    Wow you only started learning English 2 years ago! I only wish I could speak, read and write a foreign language as well. Good luck.


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