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Tips for Interviewing with ESL Schools:

After preparing your visa documents, the first step in securing a position is to receive a job offer. Applicants can either pass or fail their interview so it is key to be prepared and maximize your chances of receiving an offer. Once a teacher receives an offer, we have a few days for you to go over the contract, communicate with a foreign teacher, and do further research if you like. Your agency should be there to answer any questions you have and assist in any way they can.

Your Skype Interview:

First: Here are some key interview tips that can help you achieve optimum results.

- Look presentable

- Check your lighting and background.

- Test your Skype (mic, internet etc..)

Second: Basically, school directors are seeking the following combination:

- Enthusiasm

- An affinity with children.

- A passion for teaching

- Good positive energy and possibly some humor.

- A good clear voice

- Hard-working and diligent teachers

- Adaptable and open-minded (the Korean way can be different from the western way)

Third: Aside from the above, it is always good to have questions prepared to help a proper discourse along. The interviewee should not be silent, but be talkative and give the director a chance to get to know them.

- How many students per class?

- What are the ages of the students?

- What kind of curriculum do you use?

- Is there anything I can bring to add to the curriculum (this is a good one as it shows you have an inherent interest in being an educator).

- Anything else about the position itself that you would like to know.

- Hard-working and diligent teachers

- Adaptable and open-minded (the Korean way can be different from the western way)

We hope this proves helpful to you. Good luck!