Teaching In Thailand: Part 2 – Teacher Liam

This reminds me of when I started out as a ESL teacher 6 years ago. “Fox” made me laugh only this morning!

Teaching a bunch of kids English, how hard can it be?

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That was the dominant thought in my mind, every time I discussed the idea of a TEFL career, when I was back in Wales.

However, that pre imagined vision soon vanished when I was stood in front of a class of 30 chlildren, all staring at me as if I was some foreign alien (which I was)………

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As I nervously led my class through my first lesson, I couldn’t help but think how the term ‘thrown in at the deep end’ couldn’t be better suited than right now. None of the online teaching theory you learn prior helps very much. But, I wouldn’t of had it any other way, it doesn’t take you long to get in a routine, judge what works and what doesn’t, and of course work out which students are the best behaved and which are truly…

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