"Most English language teachers find that, as our careers progress, our training and professional development needs evolve.
We usually need some kind of initial teacher training in order to get our first job as a language teacher. Once we have got one, we enter into the dizzy world of real students, real colleagues and real bosses. Just preparing lessons and turning up on time, in the right room, in the correct building, all neat and tidy, are usually enough to keep us very busy.
Once we have found our balance at work, we need to learn more and fast! We need to learn about different class groupings, different materials, discipline, changing levels and helping students with exams. We spend long hours at work. Long years too! And then, at some point, we find we have settled and learned, and that we know a thing or two. We have become competent and maybe more confident, with routines that work."
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