What is it like working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher?
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in Fort Worth:
Pros: The ability to teach, encourage and educate adults in a supportive environment.
Cons: The lack of input and influence over course curriculum, choice of classes taught and class levels, changes regarding class structure such as how often and length of time classes meet.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in Medfield:
Cons: I work at a private ESL school.
I should have asked to see the curriculum before taking the job. If I had done that, I would have known that the curriculum was a very rough outline with no lesson plans.
I should have asked to see the teacher resource room. Turns out: it's a stack of movies.
I should have gotten more information about the exams. I am being paid one hour per class for producing and grading the exams. That means a lot of mandatory unpaid hours.
There are cameras in every classroom. It is very big brother.
There is a lot of reporting and very little guidance. The owners just want to see a profit: I've never met them.