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I think I want to teach English abroad, but just what exactly are the job responsibilities of an ESL teacher? Well, let's see:
1. ENGLISH PHONETIC ALPHABET
Teach students how to read & write the ABCs, and teach the respective sounds of each individual letter as well as the pronunciation of multiple letters when put together to form words.
2. ENGLISH VOCABULARY
Help students learn to identify pictures and match them with their corresponding words. Use props, actions, role-playing, games, etc.
3. ENGLISH GRAMMAR
Help students build questions and sentences that will enable them to communicate written and orally.
4. ENGLISH CONVERSATION & READING
Have students comprehend everyday conversations and develop reading skills.
5. ENGLISH WRITING
Teach students how to answer questions thoroughly in writing, which may include writing paragraphs and short essays.
6. ENGLISH ORAL CONVERSATION
Discuss specific subjects or open topics with students. Encourage them to practice speaking and incorporating new vocabulary or grammar they've learned into the conversation.
7. INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET (IPA)
The International Phonetic Alphabet contains symbols representing the different phonetic sounds of the English alphabet. Students learn these symbols to help them decipher words' correct pronunciation. There's DJ Phonics and KK Phonics. For example: /stɑːt/. Ever seen these kind of symbols in the dictionary?
8. TPR, SONGS, DANCING & CHANTS
Engage young learners by using TPR (Total Physical Response) actions to help them memorize vocabulary and understand meanings. You'll also need to incorporate chants, singing, and dancing into your lessons.
9. HOMEWORK, WORKBOOKS, QUIZZES, TEST, & PROGRESS REPORTS
You'll may be responsible for correcting homework, workbooks, quizzes, and test. You may also need to record students' progress (i.e. scores, attendance, etc.) and write weekly /monthly reports.
Some institutions may require use of electronic whiteboards, the internet, or company software to teach your classes.
Speak with parents on occasion to provide updates regarding their child's progress. Communicate students' strengths and weakness. This may include being involved in Open Houses and Parents' Days. You should also expect parents to participate in school events.
Partake in plays, oral competitions, spelling bee's, and holiday parties. You may even be required to play host on a few occasions!
13. DEMOS & SPECIAL CLASSES
If you're situated at a training center, you most likely need to do Demo Classes to recruit new students, and English Corner Classes to teach special topics covering Western & English culture.
14. MORE SUBJECTS
If you're at an international school, you may need to teach additional subjects such as Math, Science, and P.E., in English.
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