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One of the exciting things about working in English language education is that there are many different career opportunities available to teachers with a little bit of teaching experience. In this video, you will see a series of interviews with teachers that have taken their careers in different directions such as teacher training, curriculum development, marketing, business development, language program management, language assessment and textbook authoring. This is an excellent resource for teachers who are considering pursuing other career paths within the English language education sector.
* Please note: This video does not have an accompanying handout or quiz and cannot be counted towards your tracked PD hours.
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We sometimes get so caught up in the details of English language teaching or in searching for the latest and most creative activity idea that we forget some basic truths that affect what we do in the classroom every day.
English Language Learners come from a wide variety of backgrounds - Students' backgrounds can have a significant impact on how they perform in the classroom. Information about their backgrounds may not be immediately obvious. Some students may have many years of language learning under their belts, while other students may have very little language learning experience. And still other students may have been out of the classroom for a long time. These past experiences and backgrounds affect the beliefs and expectations that students bring to the classroom. Take the time to learn about your students' backgrounds to make sure you can tap into their perspectives on language learning.