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July 23, 2007

Surveys- Class Preparation Time

Hello Readers,

I recently received an email from a fairly new ESL teacher who felt like she was spending too much time preparing for her classes. She thought it would be interesting to find out how much time most teachers typically spend on preparing for a (one-hour) class...

... and so would I.

To place your vote, go to the ESL Employment forum here: http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2725

Don't forget that you'll have to either register or log in before you can take part in the poll. (But don't worry, it's free!)

Question: How much time do you typically spend preparing for a one-hour class?

1) I don't usually prepare for my classes
2) Less than 15 minutes
3) 16-30 minutes
4) 31-45 minutes
5) 45- 60 minutes

Anything missing from the above choices? Feel free to share additional ideas by commenting below!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

*Looking for other interesting surveys (and their resultes) about the ESL industry? Click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students of all ages and levels. She worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at July 23, 2007 03:03 AM

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