08 January, 2009

Good Advice for Newbies

A good series of articles directed at potential first-time TEFL teachers. We particularly liked this spot-on description:

Perhaps the largest misconception among those entering the field is that this is job set up for the amusement of white English speakers, created in order to enable them to travel. I have worked with undergrads who have never had a real job and come in without an idea of what true responsibility entails. Or how about aging divorcee men looking to get it on with third-world women while having no respect for the culture or the children they're teaching.

Look at the top of the left frame to find the links for Parts 2 & 3.

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