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interview questions

Unread post by Heads Up Eng » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:54 am

I'm putting together a short article on the hiring process at ESL EFL schools -- something to prepare job seekers and a little more targeted than the usual information found at career sites like Monster. Other articles I've written for Heads Up English can be found at: Articles | Heads Up English | ESL EFL.

So here's my question to the forums: What kind of questions were you asked during your job interview(s)?

Post any questions here, please.

Thank you!

Chris Cotter
Heads Up English - Just print, and teach!
http://www.headsupenglish.com

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Re: interview questions

Unread post by Ben » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:29 am

I'm still in my first job, having received my certificate about 1 year ago. I work in a private language school in Dublin.

They asked me to talk about my training course, my favourite parts of the course, what I found difficult. I was asked about my strengths and weaknesses in the classroom and then I was asked to briefly describe a lesson I had designed.

Other places asked me grammar questions (past simple v. present perfect, etc.) and International House gave a 2 hour interview where I was given a grammar point and some material and asked to design a 60 minute lesson.

I blanketed the city before the start of the summer season and had quite a few interviews, so the details are a bit fuzzy. Mostly the interviews seemed to be designed to determine if I actually enjoyed teaching or was just looking for some "easy money." And also to see if the DOS liked me.

Good luck with the article!

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Re: interview questions

Unread post by Heads Up Eng » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:26 am

Thank you, Ben. That's helpful.

I've put together an article and some questions, which can be found here:

http://www.headsupenglish.com/index.php ... &Itemid=75

If anyone has additional questions to add to the list, as well as ideas, let me know.

Chris Cotter
Heads Up English - Just print, and teach!
http://www.headsupenglish.com

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