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    analiliag is offline Newbie
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    Default Looking for colegues, English Teachers

    Hello everyone,

    I am taking an oline english course, one of my tasks for this week is to find a forum of english teachers, and ask them some questions, ages, the level of their students, their socioeconomic circumstances, specific interests, regional enviroment, etc. I am from Chihuahua, Mexico and I've been working as an English teacher for two years, I work in a Secondary School, my students live in very difficult situations, their families are very poor, there is a lot of violence, most of my students do not respect.

    If you can respond to this post I will relly appreciate it.

    Cheers,

    Ana Lilia.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    I work with advanced adult learners online, so they come from different regions, mostly of good socio-economic circumstances- professionals, postgrads, etc.

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    Default Re: Looking for colegues, English Teachers

    For eight years, until July 2010, I taught French students aged from 14 to 25, in groups or individually, and also older people wanting English for travel, work and other reasons. I was living in the south of France at that time. Previously I worked in India, mostly with people who wanted to improve their English for work. Since I moved back to the UK, I teach French people on line.

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    I've been a teacher for 5 years now. I teach English as a second language to secondary school pupils (15 to 18 year olds). Most of them live in the country side. They are children of poor farmers. Many of them think that learning French is easier than learning English and consider pronunciation a real hindrance to their comprehension and learning of the language. Truancy (more than violence) is considered a major problem for the teaching staff in our schools and mainly for language teachers.


    Good work Ana Lilia.

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    Default Re: Looking for colegues, English Teachers

    The thirteen years of my recently-resumed second TEFL career have been mostly in Europe (Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia), teaching reasonably well-off, motivated adults in Cambridge examination group classes, and business people one-to-one.

    I also had spells in Oman with unmotivated undergraduate students, and in China with the insanely young children of well-off people whose motivation (that of the parents) seemed to be prestige - they wanted to be seen to be paying a lot of money to have their children taught English by native speakers.

    I also had a couple of years of teacher training.

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    Default Looking for colegues, English Teachers

    I'm an English teacher since two years ago. My students are from 5 to 16 years old.
    I work as a English teacher in a primary and in a secondary school in different places of Puebla, Mexico.
    One, very close from the city. Here the students are more rebellious than in the other ones which are far away from the city. Unfourtunately there are more violence and crime.
    In the other hand I work also in a very poor community in the countryside, students here are very quiet but also they have a lot of needs, the most of the young adults emigrate to the States, so most of my students live with their grandparents or other relatives.
    The level of them is very basic, even those from secondary school. However, in Mexico there is a new National Program to increase the English Level in all our Public Schools.

    Nice day!

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