Reflections on ESL teaching

Canadian in Prague


It’s been almost two months since I started teaching in Prague.  A bumpy ride with a lot of ups and downs.  There are a few things I wish I had known coming into this either for good or for bad.

What do my days look like?

Long and broken.  I could easily fill my mornings many times over, everyone wants morning classes and if they can’t get them they settle for evening classes.  Many of my days start at 0730 and end at 1900 with large time gaps in the middle.  I spend nearly as much time commuting as I do teaching, you learn quickly to choose your courses wisely and not to let schools push you into taking a class that doubles your commute time.  I know every shortcut in every metro I use and I know which end of the train to get on so that I am…

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