Hey there, So I'm currently applying to teach english in Vietnam and in China (depending on which one i get into and which plane tickets are cheaper...)
Basically I've never taught english before and I really don't know what I'm doing. I know that the CELTA or TEFL programs that I will be doing will definitely help me out a lot, but I'm really looking for techniques, tips, tricks etc that both teachers and students find helpful. Is there anything you wish you knew going into teaching? Is there anything I should know about teaching in a foreign country in general?
What kinds of things should I be aware of?
What kind of flexibility is there in the curriculum and should I take advantage of that?
I want to be a good teacher, and I want to have fun and I'm hoping to find out how to have both....
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!