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WHY ENGLISH TEACHERS ROCK THE FUTURE
The English language is the world’s most widely spoken language. Yet, the majority of English speakers have it as a second, even third language. It is interesting that the approximately 1.5 billion people who speak English in the world, only less than 400 million use it as a first language. That means over 1 billion speak it as a secondary language. So this underlines its importance as a language that one must learn.
This is why Explorer Dubai has several English teachers on hand to help our clients recognise that ‘English’ is very central as a subject in schools.
It could even be the most important subject of all because one must be able to read, write, and speak in English to understand a range of subjects taught in English.
In Uganda, for instance, all subjects are taught in English. This requirement means over 12 million Ugandans of school-going age must know English.
It isn’t easy to teach English as it is a language subdivided into American and British English. Also, a rich array of idioms, phrases, expressions, grammar makes teaching it even more tedious.
So teachers place massive importance on disentangling the nuances of this modern language so that pupils can access its wealth as a language.
Our teachers are experts in what we term grammatical vocabulary and meta-language. This is defined as a “form of language or set of terms used to describe or analyse another language.”
To make matters even better, our teachers are multilingual so that pupils who have English as a second or third language will not have much lost in translation.
Our teachers have not only mastered the language but are also equipped with special educational needs. Such as learning aids and other devices that may serve the special linguistic needs of their pupils.
There is a widely held saying that “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
Our teachers inspire, thanks to the following qualities:
Our teachers are great communicators. They say what they mean and at the same time mean what they say, being grammarians who are very eloquent. Like the great orators, sometimes our teachers use Chiasmus or ‘reversible raincoats’. An example of this is John Kennedy’s words: Let us never negotiate out of fear but never fear to negotiate. Other times, their cadences and varied registers follow the Anaphora (repeating the exact word/phrase at the beginning of successive sentences). They have mastered epistrophe (repetition of the ends of 2 or more consecutive sentences/verses).
Our teachers realise that to teach is to learn, so they are great listeners who give the best to their pupils by getting the best out of them.
They are friendly, so they create an accessible learning atmosphere for their students.
They are patient, so they will give the slower learners a chance to catch up because we all have different learning speeds.
Organisational skills. They prepare for their lessons and ensure they are well equipped to give the students what they need.
Strong work ethic: Some of our teachers have written seven books and co-written other books. At the same time, we have edited and contributed to several anthologies that would be read as a virtual countdown of the world’s best literary works. In addition, some wrote a seminal book on a great literary figure and is essentially avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. Yet he is just like the rest of our accomplished teachers! Indeed, what is unique about our teachers is they will go the extra mile to make sure their students do the same. That’s what we call inspirational!
They are always prepared, ahead of their game yet in step with the students, so they don’t leave them behind.
Qualifications Of Teachers
To be recruited with Explorer Dubai as a teacher for foreign hire, you will need to have a bachelor of arts (BA) in English regardless of your teaching level. An MA in English or Education is an added advantage. A degree in humanities will also help while having Teaching experience in at least one school for at least a year. In addition, you must be fluent in the written and spoken word. However, this is just a broad stroke of what you need; some more details are provided below:
The competencies of our English teachers:
The number one competency of our English teachers is their willingness to go that extra mile for their students. This is because while emphasising the importance of their becoming proficient English speakers and writers every inch of the way.
They exhibit a level of professionalism that is underlined by the spirit of service above self. So they are patient, obedient, calm, and well-mannered and tailored to your scholastic needs.
More specifically, however, the best practices of our teachers come from:
critical and honest self-awareness and understanding of their personal characteristics, attitudes and behaviour, which are necessary for being effective teachers;
Updating themselves on the latest trends in English, even understanding nonce words (words used only once) and neologism, which are new words.
awareness of their limitations and those of their students to surmount the same.
awareness of the challenges which face students for whom English is a second or third, or even fourth language
concentration and good observation;
continuously matching their skills and competencies with the best teachers anywhere
Our teachers can quickly adapt to extracurricular academics when the need arises; they thus may make a connection with the students on a deeper level. This helps both understand their challenges and how to overcome them.
Their attitude towards their teaching is critical, and our teachers love nothing more than to pick up their proverbial chalk and teach their students to become even more proficient in English than they are.
Our teachers are aware that they are seen as role models in their field and can thereby influence the behaviour of their students for the better.
This is what we call the knock-on effect of our services: If other teachers are devoted to their work, have a courteous attitude, a friendliness with their students, and an obvious concern for the care of the students, it will form a special bond towards solid learning.
We go all the way to search and recruit those teachers who understand the challenge of teaching English and how it is a practical subject beyond the confines of the classroom.
We promise that our teachers will follow several core competencies that serve as the very basis of their teaching abilities.
Before our teachers even pick up any chalk or step within a classroom, it is essential that they need to develop several competencies. These are to the highest possible standards, and these competencies are:
the knowledge and skills in dispensing not only their English but also skills in handling and nurturing their students’ proficiencies
an understanding of factors that increase the knowledge of children, thereby making their students love to learn
the ability to accurately assess their student behaviour to grow to the level of brilliance we demand and you expect.
As teachers, our teachers every working life is characterised by the number and variety of different tasks that they must carry out to teach their multiple students better. Moreover, these duties are often carried out within a single shift or more.
Whatever the task, however, our teachers are expected to maintain the highest possible standard of teaching and complete the task at hand and be exemplary in academia.
As well as the several core competencies stated above, there are task-specific competencies that are particularly important for the operational effectiveness of our teachers.
multi-tasking – being able to carry out several demanding teaching tasks
at the same time and with equal accuracy and efficiency;
alertness and total commitment – being vigilant and remaining focused to execute each task to the hilt while foreseeing and forestalling potential hazards early and leaving nothing to chance;
attention distribution – our teachers are experts at splitting their attention across all classroom settings and syllabi.
situational awareness – our teachers use all their senses to build up an accurate mental picture of the needs of their academic environment, fully aware that their students are vastly different in their learning capacities.
anticipation – using their observational skills and teaching experience, our teachers know how to anticipate what their students’ needs and ensure that what is needed is done efficiently and effectively;
planning – our teachers are also planners who use their planning precisely for making rapid and accurate decisions throughout the task at hand;
making judgments – when it comes to making judgment calls, our teachers are brilliant at judging situations accurately and taking the best and most appropriate action informed by their superior knowledge of the classroom setting and the English language.