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Do you work
or just teach?
Career perspectives
in EFL
Rubens Heredia
Cultura Inglesa São Paulo
Do you work or just teach?
• The Land
• The Destination
• The Route
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The
Land
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Do you work or just teach?
The Market
Most sought-after skills
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Critical thinking;
Complex problem-solving;
Judgment and decision-making;
Active listening.
Forbes.com (2012)
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Do you work or just teach?
21st Century Skills
Source: http://www.p21.org
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The
Destination
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Do you work or just teach?
What is your vocation?
Course design
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Methodology;
Language;
Course books;
Digital literacy;
Market trends;
Corporate culture and values.
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Do you work or just teach?
What is your vocation?
Teacher Training
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Extensive teaching experience;
Teaching qualification (diploma);
Commitment to learning;
Language systems;
Methodologies and SLA;
People skills.
Beaven (2004)
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Do you work or just teach?
What is your vocation?
Writing
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Methodology and language;
Familiarity with course books/materials;
Market trends;
Who’s whom;
Experience as reviewer/presenter;
Sample material;
Writing skills.
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Do you work or just teach?
What is your vocation?
Management
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The market;
Management qualification (MBA, IDLTM, DELTM, DELTA);
Budgeting and financial skills;
Interpersonal skills/conflict management;
Customer relations;
HR and labour law;
Teaching;
Corporate culture, values and processes.
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Do you work or just teach?
What is your vocation?
Teaching
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The
Route
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Do you work or just teach?
Where to work
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Orientation on arrival
A mentor system
Experienced academic management team
In-house training
A lesson observation system
Clear policies and procedures
An appraisal system
Opportunity to do external courses
A wide and varied curriculum
Low teacher turnover
Opportunities for internal promotion
Rimmer (2011)
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Do you work or just teach?
The KASA framework
Knowledge
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Skill
Language
Teaching
Learners
Workplace
Awareness
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Reflection
Feedback
Strengths
Weaknesses
Attitude
• Teachniques
• Methods
• Activities
• Self-direction
• Positivity
• Professionalism
Freeman (1989)
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Do you work or just teach?
Needs assessment
KASA
• Lesson recording;
• Peer feedback;
• Learners’ feedback;
• Lesson observations;
• Reflection upon action.
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Do you work or just teach?
The Self-Reflection Continuum
KASA
• The Unaware Stage
• The Conscious Stage
• The Action Stage
• The Refinement Stage
Hall & Simeral (2008)
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Do you work or just teach?
Getting Certification
Language
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CAE
CPE
TOEFL
IELTS
Post-graduation
• MA
• PhD
Teaching
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KASA
CELTA
ICELT
DELTA
Anaheim TESOL
Anaheim YLS
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Do you work or just teach?
Beyond mainstream courses
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KASA
In-house courses;
SIGs;
Workshops;
Conferences;
Literature;
Self-reflection.
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Do you work or just teach?
What about the other A?
KASA
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Do you work or just teach?
21st Century Skills
Life and Career Skills
KASA
• Adaptability to change;
• Flexibility;
• Goals and time-management;
• Independence;
• Self-direction.
Source: http://www.p21.org
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Do you work or just teach?
Take responsibility
KASA
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Do you work or just teach?
• The Land
• The Destination
• The Route
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References
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Andersen, E. (2012) ‘The 4 job skills most likely to land you a great job’, retrieved from
www.forbes.com, last accessed on March 31st, 2013.
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Beaven, B. ‘From teacher to teacher trainer’ English Teaching professional 33 2004.
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Clandfield, L. ‘Career steps to becoming a materials writer’ on ELT Link Up. retrieved
from http://www.eltlinkup.org/articles.htm.
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Freeman, D. ‘Teacher training, development and decision making: a model of
teaching and related strategies for language teacher education’ Tesol Quarterly 23 (1)
1989).
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Hall, A. & Simeral, A. (2008) Building teachers’capacity for success: a collaborative
approach for coaches and school leaders. Alexandria: ASDC.
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Leather, S. & Hockley, A. ‘Getting into ELT management’ English Teaching profesisonal
70 2010.
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Rimmer, W. ‘Getting ahead in ELT’ English Teaching professional 74 2011.
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