FAQ: Will I Be Observed?

FAQ: What to Expect from Your School

Will there be resources?

Will there be a curriculum?

What are the usual class sizes?

What age groups will I be teaching?

Will I have to team teach?

Will there be a native speaker in the classroom?

Will I have to sing and dance?

How many hours a week am I expected to work?

Is there a dress code?

Will I be observed?

Do I need to bring teaching resources?

What if my students do not speak English at all?

Will I be observed?

  • You will most likely be observed during your training period. This is common in Canadian classrooms with Canadian teachers as well.
  • If at all possible, you should try to observe other teachers not only during your training period but throughout your teaching career in order to continually improve your skills.
  • You can expect to be observed through the duration of your teaching career. Though this might seem intimidating, it is actually a great way to improve on your teaching skills. To be more comfortable, make sure you are consistently well prepared for your lesson. Visit our ESL Teaching Resources page for resources on teaching ESL.
  • The senior teachers who observe you will provide you with feedback for improving your teaching style.