Interview Tips

Interview tips

Unless you are locally in Korea, interviews will be taken place over the phone. Usually the supervisor or school director will call you for the interview. The time taken for each interview varies between 5~30mins depending upon the school.
Interviews tend to be less formal than ones in Western countries. Employers are interested in your responses, however, what they look for the most are your manners and personality during the phone interview. Schools have strongest preference for teachers with clear speaking, friendly personality along with a confident voice. It will help to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the job. And if you is scheduled to have interview with school having kindergarten and elementary, please mention so.

Some common interview questions may be as follows:

What are your plans for continuing your professional growth?
Describe your personality.
How would you handle a class that consists of students with a varied level of English skills and capabilities?
Tell me about three people who have most influenced your own education and educational career.
What kind of students do you like to work with? What type of students do you think that you could teach most effectively?
You give an assignment, and a student ridicules the assignment saying it doesn't make sense. What would you do?
How would you help students feel successful and motivated?
What methods and techniques do you use to evaluate students progress besides using tests?
How would you challenge the slow learner and the advanced learner within the same class?
What kind of teachers would you prefer to work with? Why?
What activities would you like to participate in with our school?
What quality or qualities do you have that would enhance our teaching staff?
What are some personality characteristics you find undesirable in people?
Who should be responsible for discipline in a school? Why?
What needs and/or expectations do you have of the school administration?
Describe any school experience you have had, particularly in student teaching (or in another teaching position) that has prepared you for a full-time position at our school.
What rules do you have for your classroom?
Describe your teaching style and how you would accommodate the different learning styles of the students in you classes.
What do you consider to be your strengths and how will you use them in your teaching?

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