Four Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Teaching EFL

This is a great read for new ESL teachers or people in teaching ESL.

Rambling Northerner

I’m coming towards the end of my time in Singapore and, as such, the end of my first job in the world of teaching.

It’s been an absolute blast. I’ve learnt a hell of a lot and I’ve realised that, at least for the foreseeable future, teaching is the career path that I want to follow. I went into the role rather blind apart from the advice I received from my friend Sophie before starting and along the way, but here are a few more things I wish I’d known before I started the job.

Kids will laugh at anything

Now, I’m quite immature when it comes to laughing at silly things, but I’m pretty sure at no point when I was a child did I laugh at words such as “bikini”, “underwear” and the like. I’ve even had students in fits of laughter this week at the mention of…

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