How to return to teaching after 5 years without practice?

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  • naivLovePi
    18 July, 2019 at 14:01
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    Hey, everyone! I must admit that I’ve created this account for this question specifically, and I really hope the community may help.

    I’ll try describe my situation briefly but fully.

    1) I moved to Israel 5 years ago and haven’t had teaching practice since then except for a couple of short-term private students;

    2) in order to be able to teach at school here I need to do a one-year course and at the moment I don’t have financial resources for that, so basically the door to the state school system is closed;

    3) the region where I live doesn’t really have a private teaching market. There are no language schools either, and from what I see school teachers cover most of the private sector for school students.

    4) I’ve tried going online but quickly realized that the competition is immense especially for a nns teacher not to mention my lack of practice and up to date knowledge.

    These are my more or less major points of anxiety about getting back to teaching. I loved doing it and this is what I studied for so it pains me not to be able to continue. I feel like the tefl world has moved on and I’m left behind with no chance of catching up.

    I was hoping you could give me some advice or thoughts on how I could possibly start moving back into profession?

    6 August, 2019 at 19:20
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    It sounds like you love teaching so it would be a shame not to be able to get back into it. Do you definitely want to stay and teach where you’re living at the moment, or are you open to moving outside Israel?


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