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Types of Question for job interview of teachers of English

.  First, tell us a little bit about yourself.  (Almost every teacher interview begins this way.)

 

2.  Describe your college experiences.

 

3.  Tell us about your experiences working with students at this age level.

 

4.  Describe your philosophy of teaching?

 

5.  Why do you want to become a teacher?

 

6.  List three of your strengths your strengths and explain each one.

 

7.  Describe three of your weaknesses as a teacher.

 

8.  In what ways do you encourage creativity in your classroom?

 

9.   Tell us about a lesson in which you’ve used differentiated instruction.

10.  How do you teach kids to utilize higher-order thinking skills in your classroom?

 

11.  What do you do to prepare your students for state or standardized tests?

 

12.  Do you make learning fun for students?  How?

 

13.  If I walked into your classroom on a typical afternoon, what would I see going on?

 

14.  How do you measure student performance in your classroom?

 

15.  Describe a successful lesson.  Tell why it was successful.

 

16.  What would you do if a student wasn’t handing her homework on a regular basis?

 

17.  How much homework do you give?

 

18.  Besides lecture, what methods of teaching do you use?

 

19.  Tell us about your discipline philosophy.

 

20.  What are your classroom rules?  How do you make students familiar with the rules?

 

21.  What daily or weekly routines would be incorporated in your teaching?

 

22.  One student hits another student.  What do you do?

 

23.  A student throws a pencil across the room.  What do you do?

 

24.  Explain what you would do if a student was swearing in your class?

 

25.  What would you do if a student was complaining about an assignment you’ve given?

 

26.  What would you do if a parent complained about an assignment?

 

27.  Describe some methods of “positive reinforcement” that you might use in your classroom.

 

28.  Would you describe yourself as a “tough” teacher or an “understanding” teacher?  Explain.

 

29.  How would you create a behavior modification for a student with ongoing behavior problems?

 

30.  What are some ways you can avoid behavior problems?

 

31.  Without giving any names, describe the most challenging student you’ve ever taught.

 

32.  What would you do to calm an angry parent?

 

33.  Do you have an example of a parent newsletter that you can show us?

 

34.  In what ways do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?

 

35.  A parent calls you because they are worried about their child’s low grades.  What would you say to the parent?

 

36.  A parent writes a note and tells you that their daughter could not complete their homework assignment because she had a dance recital the night before.  What do you do?

 

37.  How do you keep parents informed of their childs’ progress?

 

38.  How do you use technology to enrich your lessons?

 

39.  How computer literate are you?

 

40.  Do you think it is appropriate for children in school to be using the Internet?

 

41.  Give an example of a time when you’ve worked on a team.

 

42.  Describe one time when you’ve acted as a leader.

 

43.  How do you feel about team-teaching?

 

44.  What can you do for a student that is extremely gifted?

 

45.   Describe a gifted student.

 

46.  How would you recommend a child for special education services?

 

47. Most classes have students with a wide-range of reading abilities.  What can you do to meet the needs of students with high reading abilities and low reading abilities at the same time?

 

48.  Tell us a little about your student teaching experiences.

 

49.  What is your least favorite age/grade/subject to teach?  Explain.

 

50.  What is your favorite age/grade/subject to teach?  Explain.

 

51.  What are some of the most important things you learned when student teaching?

 

52.  What was the most satisfying moment throughout your student teaching?

 

53.  What was the most frustrating thing about student teaching?

 

54.  Describe one college course that taught you the most about being a good teacher.

 

55.  Who influenced you to become a teacher?

 

56.  Describe the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to face.

 

57.  What books are you currently reading?

 

58.  A student confides in you and tells you that his parent abuses him.  He asks you not to tell anyone.  What do you do?

 

59.  What is your definition of a life-long learner?  How can you promote life-long learning in your classroom?

 

60.  Would you be willing to help out with extra-curricular activities?  Which ones?

 

61.  Have you ever been a substitute teacher in this school district?

 

62.  What do you look for in a principal?

 

63.  How do you communicate with administrators?

 

64.  Would you like to be part of our new teacher mentor program?

 

65.  What kinds of inservices would you be eager to attend?

 

66.  List five adjectives that accurately describe yourself.

 

67.  What professional teaching organizations do you belong to?

 

68.  Have you ever received an award for anything in your lifetime?  Describe.

 

69.  Describe the differences between a good teacher and a great teacher?

 

70.  What were you like as a student?

 

71.  If you teach a lesson and your students don’t seem to be “getting it,” what do you do?

 

72.  How do you provide support for students who are not performing as well as they should?

 

73.  What can you do to meet the needs of students who do not speak English?

 

74.  In what ways can you teach students to be accepting of one-another?

 

75.  How would you teach conflict resolution to your students?

 

76.  Name a book that you’d like to read to (or with) your students.  Describe the book and tell why you chose it.

 

77.  How do you feel about working in an inclusion classroom?

 

78.  How do you meet the needs of a student with an IEP?

 

79.  How would you teach the writing process?

 

80.  Describe a high-interest project that you might assign to your students.

 

81.  What can you offer our school that other candidates cannot?

 

82.  Do you think you are a flexible person?  Explain.

 

83.  What do you like to do when you’re not teaching?

 

84.  How do you incorporate writing into your curriculum?

 

85.  Can you show us what your lesson plan book would look like?

 

86.  How closely do you follow your lesson plans?

 

87.  Where do you plan to be ten years from now?

 

88.  What part of this job are you looking forward to?

 

89.  What part of this job scares you?

 

90.  In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges that teachers face today?

 

91.  Why do you want to teach in this, particular district?

 

92.  How can you make your teaching connect to students’ real-world experiences?

 

93.  Tell me about your references.  Who are they and how do they know you?

 

94.  If I were to call your references, what might they say about you?

 

95.  How can teachers reach out to the community?

 

96.  How do you make sure you are teaching to the state standards?

 

97.  What kinds of materials and supplies would you need to do your job well?

 

98.  How do you feel about noise in your classroom?

 

99.  Show us your portfolio.

 

100.  What questions do you have for us?

Curriculum Vitae of Mr Hom Raj Khadka

Curriculum Vitae

                                                           

Name : Hom Raj Khadka

Address: Nepalgunj Municipality-13 Nepalgunj Banke

Mobile no: +9779858021987/9816522840

Nationality: Nepali

E-mail : Khadka.homraj@yahoo.com

Date of Birth : 31/July/1971

Profile: A highly motivated in fostering and building capacity in ELT and apply it in real situation and teaching language through the application  literary term.

Education/Academic qualification:

2013=ON LINE COURSE ON TOPIC OF”ACADEMIC WRITING”(Barkley University of California)USA

2012 = ONLINE COURSE ON TOPIC OF “CRITICAL THINKING” ( University of Oregon) (USA)

2011= CERTIFICATE ( TESOL)  (Thailand)

2008-2010= MA (English)IGNOU (INDIA)

2002-2004= MA (Sociology) TU

1997-2000= BA (English) TU

1998-1999=BED (TU)

1994-1996= B.COM(TU)

1991-1993= I.COM (TU)

1988      =     S.L.C (Nepal Board)

 

Employment:

1997-Present : English language teacher in Secondary Level   in Government School

Skills :Apply English Language Skills  accurately in real situation and operate the computer proper way.

Interest: 1)Explore the New Things especially well implication of ELT in Teaching and Learning Process,

                 2)Share and Disseminate the latest information to the Colleagues

                 3)Foster the power and Build the Capacity to sustain  confidently.

               4)Extend The range of relationship and interact about the Burning Issues with them.

              Experiences: 1)Teaching English in different Level .

                                      2)Conducted ELT Training  for Teachers of different Level.

                                      3)Aired the ELT Program Through The local FM Radio.

          Contribution:1) Developed Optional TEXT BOOK  of ELT for Primary Level.

                                      2)Developed The Training Package of  ELT for the Teachers of Primary Level.

                                    3)Presented Paper in International Conference of BELTA in Dhaka Bangladesh

                                    4)Presented Paper in International Conference of NELTA in Kathmandu Nepal.

                                     5)Presented Paper in International Conference of ELTAI in Lucknow India

                                 

              Reference Avail on Request 

Possible question of English Language for ELT Teachers of Secondary Level

Possible questions that can be asked in interview of English Language Teachers For Secondary level.

1)Why do you choose your teaching Profession?

2)How do you define  teaching philosophy?

3)What methods do you adapt towards the average learners?

4)Have you ever used technology in class and how do you use  them?

 5)What are the qualities of good teachers?

6)- Introduce yourself in details:
7)- What is contextual teaching of grammar?
-8) What’s use of grammar in teaching English?
9)- What do you prefer in teaching English, language or grammar? Give reason.
10)- How do you test your students’ comprehension while teaching reading?
-11) Show your presentation while teaching reading/ teaching writing/ listening/ speaking/ grammar, etc.
-12) How do you teach present continuous/ present perfect, etc in context? 
-13) How do you link students’ experience in teaching writing?/ reading/ grammar, etc?
14)- Why do modern language teachers give high priority to communicative skill?
-15) What’s the difference between teacher centred and student centred method? 
16)- How do you proceed your teaching(reading/ writing/ grammar, etc.) in student centred method?
17) Why do you think GT is an old fashioned teaching method?
18)- When do you think GT will be more effective than others?
-19) Which one do you prefer deductive and inductive method in your teaching?
20)- Whom do you think DEDUCTIVE method is more useful for?
Dear friends, there can be thousands of questions like these. But it depends on your general ideas on teaching language, and the confidence you will present during interview. Finally, I would like to remind you  book, ART of TEACHING. And I would be proud if it can help you a little in your course.
Thanks.

Constraints in Teaching ELT in Nepal(Hom Raj Khadka)

Dear all.
Teaching and learning process is sensitive process that enables to teachers and students to be explorative to indentify their problems and develop the capacity by exposing the potential powers for the well survival in the world. Therefore teachers and students should have warm co-ordination and exchange the experiences with each to others confidently and explore the solution of existing problems. If there is such initiation, there will be great opportunity to extend , enhance and foster the power for facing with the challenges and get positive consequences.
Purposeful teaching and learning is held whenever the classroom management is well and sophisticated. Because there are various aspect in classroom management. The condition of class and numbers of students occupied in class has vital role for the effectiveness in teaching and learning process. Because if the situation of class room is not good there is less chances for the implication of enough and different activities well and in the absence of the activities directed to students ,there is certainly great intricacy in developing CT skills. If the classroom is not well managed that there is no ventilation, no proper sitting of students, no row way in centre of class for the movement of teachers and congestion in sitting ,there is no maximum interaction in class with students to students. Not only this teachers just go to class and deliver the lecture on topic and there is no interaction between teacher and students. That is to say it is just passive learning due to environment of classroom.
Due to Congestion in sitting ,it is difficult to teacher to make group of students and assign the task for the finding of solution of problems by using rational mind. And students are fully depressed in classroom because of crowd of students in one room and psychologically they are feeling unwell in class so that they are not inspired and motivated to involve in task given by teacher .And teacher does not have time to reach near the students due to blockage in classroom that there is just narrow space in front of class for the teacher.
Not only that there is numbers of students in one room approximately 75 to 95.And how is possible to involve them in different activities? If the display any illustration inboard the students hardly see the charts and teaching material from back side. Overall it is the restriction for the fostering CT skills in students.
How can the problems be solved? The concern department should take action for the well infrastructure and policy should be made that there is just 30 to 35 students in class. If it is applied well ,teacher can do sufficient activities in class and check what the students doing while the class running. In conclusion the classroom management is most important to be considered to enhance the CT strategies and skills. Then there is low pressure of students in class and activities will be enhanced that teacher and students involve in different activities so that they can develop the power of logistic and intellectual traits will be fostered.
Hom Raj Khadka.
Nepal.