The Interview

by Wasfi Akab on Flickr
by Wasfi Akab on Flickr

I stayed up late reading Scott Thornbury.  I had diphthongs written all the way up my arm.  I had memorised definitions of lexis and discourse.  In the end, though, my interview wasn’t so scary.  It lasted about an hour, and was structured in this way:

  1. Free writing about my expectations of the course (15 minutes)
  2. Language questions: did I know my passive from my active, and my conditional tenses?
  3. Teaching questions: what textbooks do I like, for example
  4. Teaching practice: five minutes to prepare, five minutes to do it

Hope that helps you.  I’d say anyone who had been teaching for a few years, and had a reflective approach to teaching, would do well because it’s aimed at uncovering your strengths rather than your weaknesses.

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