TEFL Course- check! Teaching contract- check! Follow our checklist to ensure you get the very most out of your time…
1.Invent your very own game or activity to use in class and upload it onto chalkboard (technically you’ll be a published author!)
2.Blog about your experiences; Pictures, stories or words of wisdom- we cherry pick the best for our emails- we could make you famous!
3.Get involved with your school: Festivals, parties, events, celebrations. Even if it’s your time off, offer to help out- you’ll be glad you did!
4.Eat at a locals house. It’s likely you’ll be invited to a student or teachers house for a meal, take them up on the offer! It’s amazing what you may experience/learn/eat.
5.Take a lesson outside. If it’s appropriate to do so, venturing outside of the classroom can offer a welcome change, giving students the opportunity to use language in a real setting.
6.Buddy up with a fellow TEFL teacher, a great way to share lesson plans, support each other or offer advice.
7.Let your students teach you. If your students are able to, why not ask them to teach you about something special to them? This will provide a greater cultural insight for you as well as aiding your students development.
8.Take a trip- Use holidays and time off to sightsee, the more of the country you explore, the richer your experience! Why not ask locals for recommendations?
9.Learn the language. Or at least attempt to! It will help you get by as well as showing respect and a willingness to adapt to the culture.
10.Eat something random. Even the pickiest of eaters should! Why not play Russian roulette at a supermarket and take home an unidentified item of food? Be brave!
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