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How do you pursue a Career in Teaching English?

Career in Teaching English

There are many nuances of a Career in Teaching English. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Teaching English actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Teaching English. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Teaching English, I came across this amazing page: 

Esha Shaunik's professional point of view!

Esha Shaunik invested 35 years & 10 months in Teaching English. Esha Shaunik has worked in Teaching English as PGT in GD Goenka Public School. In Esha Shaunik's own words, this is how Esha Shaunik got into Teaching English: "While I was doing my MA English, I started teaching in Jalandhar. After that, I pursued M Ed in teaching and since 1980, I was teaching English in various schools and took up various administrative roles too. I have been teaching since 1983 and my last school was GD Goenka in 2016." 

Career Video on Teaching English

In a video, Esha Shaunik has talked about various aspects of a Career in Teaching English. Esha Shaunik started by explaining Teaching English as: "Teaching English as a Foreign Language refers to teaching the English language to students with different first languages. It can occur either within the state school system or more privately, at a language school or with a tutor." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Teaching English, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Teaching English. Esha Shaunik touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Command over Language
  • Intonation of Words
  • Instinctive Grammar
  • Subject History

This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Esha Shaunik then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Teaching English:

  • Communication
  • Oratory Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Patience
  • Adaptation
  • Interpersonal Skills

There are great positives of this Career.
Esha Shaunik believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Teaching English:

  • Challenging Profession
  • Contribution to Society
  • Noble Profession
  • Work Life Balance
  • Teacher never Retires

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Esha Shaunik believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Teaching English:

  • Value not Recognized
  • Parent Handling
  • No Hierarchical Growth

In the final section of the video Esha Shaunik talks about How a day goes in a Career in Teaching English. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Teaching English, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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This video on a Career in Teaching English opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at: