ELT Experiences

Experiences for English Language Teaching

By - Martin Sketchley

A Day in the Life of an English Language Teacher

In today’s post, I wanted to share my vlog which looks at the day in the life of an English Language Teacher. I have been thinking about doing this type of video for quite a while and I had been putting it off, but after the weekend, I decided that I would persevere and film.Β 

Β In this video, I shall a typical day for me as an English teacher with a new group of Chinese students. During the day, I share common difficulties that I face on a day-to-day basis, such as encouraging students to communicate in English, juggling between planning and delivering lessons as well as the general commute to and from work.

I would like to thank the students for agreeing to be filmed for this ‘day-in-the-life’ video, the ideas and support from my other teachers with regards to materials as well as the institute where I work. All views are my own. A huge thanks to everyone for subscribing! I reached over 2,000 subscribers on my birthday and it made my day. I would also like to give a huge thanks to Simon and Martina, who run a very engaging and inspiring YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/simonand…) for the inspiration and kind words a number of months ago when I expressed interest doing a ‘day-in-the-life’ video in response to a similar video that they did.

If you wish to become an English language teacher, I would recommend the following books:

  1. English Grammar in Use: https://amzn.to/2F1N9c7
  2. Learning Teaching: https://amzn.to/2KGjGIj
  3. Teaching English Grammar: https://amzn.to/2X1SiuO

I would also suggest those that are not yet an English Language Teacher, to consider undertaking a CELTA Course. More information about the CELTA can be found with the following videos:

Do not forget to Like and Subscribe on YouTube should you enjoy this video. If you have a question, please leave a comment and I will try to answer.

Happy Teaching! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

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