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|honor 115 posts||
So, what's your favourite thing about teaching English abroad... is it the people, the food, the travel?
I'm sat in my office in dreary Leeds so make me feel jealous with your fantabulous TEFL stories people!
|robertclarke 43 posts||
For me it's when you get students who love you to teach them, I have got kids who keep requesting that I teach them. Not just 1 or two students but 4 or 5 whole classes! Then on the day of the new intake you walk into the class to a cheer of YAY MR ROBERT!!!!!! It really makes you feel special! That's what I enjoy!
|emmafoers 71 posts||
Awww I like that too Robert! It's rewarding when students tell you that you're their favourite teacher! However, I have to admit I primarily teach English abroad because I love travelling and the interaction with the students you get which means you see a society in a much more personal and indepth way :-)
|PDixon 169 posts||
Its not england...thats the best thing...lol
Here in japan the summer is longer, the people are friendly, the children respect you. I love it when you walk around school and the kids all greet you or when you walk into a classroom and they are say hello before you even start or reach the black board.
But best of all is when the children come talk to you outside of class and they try to use english because that is one of our main jobs - to encourage them to use english and lets face it, most of the kids are better then they think they are