Do we have any SEI teachers in this forum?
Do you know any SEI teachers?
I have worked as a teacher before (but not right now), then I got fed up doing it and now I'm thinking of going back to teaching (languages) again. I have a degree in languages so it would be fairly easy to do.
The good thing was that I really liked being with people, to give advice and to make them feel good and get a positive response. I worked with adults and many of them liked my style. I liked the freedom and the creative sides of the job. I think I was more informal than what people are used to.
The not so good thing was that especially in the beginning I get easily confused, I sometimes lose track of what I'm doing, I dont plan well enough, and if I fail and I notice that my pupils get bored, then I take it really personally, and feel like quitting. Also, teaching languages is connected to T and N stuff, especially grammar, and it stressed me out. I was often very stressed although I liked the interaction. And one more bad thing: I am actually not that interested in languages.
I've been thinking that if I could overcome the difficulties that I've had, and compensate for my weaknesses with more preparation and more experience (learning more about teaching methods etc.) then I could actually enjoy it very much. Maybe...
This is part of an eternal problem of mine: What would be a good job for me? When I was younger I could just go with the flow and think that everything will work out somehow. But at some point I discovered that the future doesnt care about me, no matter how positive I feel about it. I actually have to do the job myself in forming the future.
Anyway, If you have any feedback, or experience of SEI teachers, that would be great.