Where do you teach?

by Sharyn Collins Editor

Dear readers, our readership has grown so much over the last couple of years and without doubt a great part of our popularity can be attributed to our amazing contributors who write such topical and interesting articles for the magazine from all corners of the world.

However, we believe that there are hundreds if not thousands of EFL teachers out there whose knowledge and experience could be very useful for others in the EFL community, but who hesitate to put pen to paper or rather fingers to keyboard for a variety of reasons.

We know writing is not for everyone and so we’d like to give these teachers an opportunity to share their experiences by creating a short video on the theme of “Where I teach”.

In these videos, which can include your students, we’d like to give you complete control over creativity, but if you need any direction here are a few questions which might help:

  • Where do you teach?
  • Why did you choose to go there?
  • Who and what age do you teach?
  • Are there any cultural differences which you have had to cope with?
  • Would you recommend this city or country as a place to teach?

I’m sure these videos will bring another dimension to the magazine and continue to make it lively and keep it fresh.

However, if you don’t want to make a video, we would still be delighted to receive an article on “Where I teach”.

I’m often contacted by potential contributors asking us for guidelines on writing articles. Well, in order to avoid stifling any creativity, our guidelines are very short and simple:

Write about 800 to 1000 words on a subject in EFL which greatly interests you. Submit it as a Word document with a title, subheadings and if possible some photos or illustrations. Send us also a short bio and photo of yourself and that’s it. The rest is up to you.

Please don’t think that the first draft has to be perfect. We work very closely with our contributors and are happy to edit and make constructive comments to produce an article, which will be provide food for thought for our readers.

Finally while we cannot allow articles on self-promotion or promotion of your business, we’ll give a link at the end of an article to a relevant website or blog if you write an article for us on some area of your expertise related to EFL.

I hope this helps and I look forward to being inundated with articles and videos about where you teach.