I had my inteview this morning! Scheduled almost 2 weeks after my initial application, so I think its not a bad result!
I actually enjoyed the interview! The coordinator who conducted the interview was very nice and wasn't as cold or skeptical as I heard conductors can be, but no, we actually had a nice casual conversation :-)
Right, here are all the questions he asked me:
Could you confirm your details? (name, address, korean location you picked etc..)
Why do you want to teach in South Korea? explain.
Have you spent anytime abroad previously?
Have you experienced any culture shocks before? How would you handle them?
You hold a bachelors degree in Accounting, how will that help towards your teaching?
What is your teaching philosophy?
What qualities do you believe an English language teacher should have?
Are you aware that you'll be working with another teacher in all your classes?
How would you manage a class of 40 students with different abilities?
How would you deal with disruptive young students?
Name 2 of your strengths.
Do you have any weaknesses?
Any questions you want to ask me?
...And that was it!
I don't think all interviewers ask the same questions, so for anyone waiting for their interviews, be more prepared!I heard there are supposed to be questions on what you know about korean culture, the places you picked, what would you do if your co-teacher is uncooperative or domineering? management techniques?
Also, a very good tip would be to brush up your knowledge of the tefl course! the coordinator seemed really impressed with what I have learnt.
Even though I felt the interview went well, I still have that feeling on the back of my head that i might just fail. I've had interviews before, but I just never pass them no matter how good they were!
So while I wait for my result, I can only hope...
Will keep you all updated!