English teacher Interview Questions

As an English teacher, your duties include teaching your students proper grammar, writing and reading comprehension, as well as tracking student progress. Prepare to answer questions that assess your communication skills, organisational skills and ability to handle workplace challenges.

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Top English Teacher Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top English teacher interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Describe an English lesson that you enjoyed delivering to a classroom.

How to answer: This question allows you to demonstrate your communication skills and your teaching style. It also gives you the opportunity to express your passion for the written word and your students. When you relate a personal experience, make sure that it focuses on your students and that you don't use the words 'I' or 'me' too often.

Question No. 2: What would you do if you had a student whose marks are slipping or who is misbehaving in class?

How to answer: The interviewer wants to know how you would help a student who isn't making progress. Make it clear that you are willing to adapt your lesson plan to that student's needs and work with them one-on-one to make sure they have a grasp of the material. It would be best if you were also willing to refer them to the school counsellor when necessary.

Question No. 3: How do you get a parent or guardian engaged in the learning process?

How to answer: Let the interviewer know that you believe that open communication with parents/guardians and making yourself available to them are vital. Regular email updates will help parents/guardians feel more involved.

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Bizmates
Part-time Home-based Business English Teacher was asked...1 April 2016

They do a thorough technica test. Prepare for questions about yourself, your self-introduction, your work-life balance, how you were able to know about their company, your reason for deciding to apply at their company, what are your strengths, being able to watch their orientation video (found on the site after the interview via Skype), SWOT analysis of yourself as a business English teacher, YNK questions, mock lesson with demo material/s. Also, understand the 5 areas that the company teaches according to the video on their company website (recruitment video different from orientation video).

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Just to clarify, 100 lessons are paid by Bizmates and taught by you. You're welcome. Less

What is SWOT analysis, and YNK question?

The 100 lessons would depend on how many lessons one gets booked in a day. You're most welcome! Less

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VIPKid

Are you able to work a minimum of 7.5 hours per week?

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My answer was "yes."

Yes

Yes

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VIPKid

How many years experience do you have?

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How can you engage a student that is off task?

I have 2 years experience

Give the student a different task

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Why did you decide to become a teacher?

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I am math teacher more than 10 years experience of teaching maths for several grades from grade 4 to 10 by involving in inovative software and hardware related to new modern methodology in teaching mathematics Less

I come from a long line of educators in my family and I cannot remember ever wanting to do anything else. Less

Making a difference

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Why should we hire you?

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I said that because English teaching isn't only my profession, it's my passion, too. Therefore, I am definitly a quality teacher which is high in performance, honest and sensitive to the company's interest and the client's needs. Less

I’ve found my purpose in life; to inspire others, particularly students to find the light within and use to guide them in life. Teaching has taught me compassion, patience and drive. I’ll be a good asset at your school. Less

I am an asset because teaching is my passion.

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Amity

May I ask why you are not wearing a suit today?

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I would be wearing a dress for an interview.

If I was teaching children I would probably wear something suitable for getting on the floor if we were working on a project. But I would follow dress code. Less

I answered: "I was not expecting to wear a suit in a classroom environment, but I have no problem wearing one if necessary." Less

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How I would handle a student who was acting up.

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I said I would be aware of the schools policy on discipline prior to starting. That there always has to be a bottom line, like sending them to the principle. I would try and handle it within the classroom if possible and give the student a chance to behave well. Less

I would try to resolve the issue within the classroom first. I would approach the learner without him or her know and drop down to his or her level of height and ask them in a conversational tone if he or she thought that his or her behaviour was appropriate during lesson time. I would give the learner a warning if the learner persist the next step would be him or her writing lines if the matter escalates I would send the learner to the headmaster. Less

Firstly, by observing the student to see why he/she is behaving inappropriately in class, depends also on the type of background this student comes from, and being a teen in high school he/she will be faced with numerous challenges. On the other hand discipling a student has to be approached rather differently, yes there are policies placed at various schools but if a student behaves rather aggressively in class especially if its a high school student then other methods like the school counselor can speak to the student about issues that is troubling him/her. Sometimes as teachers we misunderstand a students behavior. With each generation its becoming more challenging dealing with discipline, so the school or district have to find different methods when policies are placed. Less

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51Talk

They just let you confirm if you are willing to teach young children and let you sing a nursery rhyme.

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I assure them that I have passion in teaching especially little children and I sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Some of the process is actual training and more on how to become an Online English Teacher. Less

Yes

Yes

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Teach and Learn in Korea

What does TaLK stand for?

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teach and learn Korea

Teach and Learn in Korea

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Qkids

Do you have an associates degree?

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I have a bachelors

I need a little more time to get all the puppets the board or may I use a 3 board opening ? It looks like three way story board? I need more time. Less

I attended a 4 year college for the equivalent of three years from 1980-until 1983. I have 65 credits hours and taught Was an inclusion Teacher Assistant for 23 years for Austin Independent School District . I worked Elementary, Middle and High School levels. I earned a Teacher Assistant Certification. I retired December 1918.. Less

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