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    Default Working 12 months a year

    Hello,
    I was wondering how easy (or difficult) it can be to teach English 12 months a year in the same school.
    I have a 7 year-experience but I can never teach for more than 8-9 months a year. Fair enough Xmas and Easter, but in summer I always struggle to get courses.
    cheers

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Working 12 months a year

    I think it varies from place to place- in the UK, for instance, the summer is often the busiest time because of people coming over for intensive courses. If your school doesn't have much work in the summer, you could try places like universities, which often run English courses for students that will require a high standard of English for their studies. I have never taught in Italy, so I don't know what the score is there, but it is might be worth checking out.

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    Default Re: Working 12 months a year

    Quote Originally Posted by keegan View Post
    Hello,
    I was wondering how easy (or difficult) it can be to teach English 12 months a year in the same school.
    I have a 7 year-experience but I can never teach for more than 8-9 months a year. Fair enough Xmas and Easter, but in summer I always struggle to get courses.
    cheers
    Teaching English 12 months a year is nearly impossible if you want to have good result. First of all schools are usually open either nine or ten months. Secondly teachers are very much alike with jugs fullof knowledge. When they teach the jug becomes empty. So they also need some time to have a rest and fill in the jug of knowledge again. I apologise for making not a suitable comparison.

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