Posted on October 28, 2019 | By Alexa Randell
All Things TEFL
29th Mar 2019
So, you’ve met the Director of Studies online or face-to-face, have successfully wooed them with your skills and knowledge as a TEFL teacher and now they want to see you action. It’s not uncommon that Directors want to see you teaching before offering you a position within their school. They may request you send a video if they are in another country or ask you to come into the school to deliver the lesson in person. Some schools are even willing to pay for your flights to deliver these demo lessons! Either way, delivering a demo class can be a daunting task, but do not fear as below we will divulge some top tips to guide you to a successful demo lesson.
Planning a Demo Lesson
Most schools will provide you with the level and age range of the class and a grammar or vocabulary point to teach, so you won’t be completely in the dark. However, when planning a demo class, it’s important to think about some key factors:
Showing off your classroom management and teaching skills
So, now you’ve got a very well-planned class, all your materials are ready and you’re raring to go and deliver it. But first let’s think about how we are going to show off your classroom management and teaching techniques during the class. Have a look at our list of recommendations below:
And finally, it’s your time to shine
Above all, this is your moment to show yourself as an enthusiastic and confident teacher. Stay calm, be natural, smile and show your passion for teaching. Hopefully, this will help your students engage more with you and show you can build a rapport in a short time, even if just a little.
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