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By Donna Hutchinson,
Newly-qualified TEFL Teacher, @donnatamara

One of the things I really like about being an EFL teacher is the fact that for the most part, there is not much routine or monotony. Each class is different meaning that adhering to a ‘curriculum’ isn’t always possible. If a class is struggling with a certain grammar topic, more focus must be given to that, or to speaking, or listening, etc. There is a large element of independence available. However, being a newly-qualified teacher, I’ve not yet managed to compile ring-binders full of ready-made lessons. Although, I must mention that I did inherit one from my older brother (thank you, Dan!). This means that I spend a great deal of my time planning. I want to make my lessons the best they can be for my students. Of course, the classes that I have taught all have a set textbook and they do much of the work for you, but I’ve found that they generally provide a basis that I can then supplement. This is especially true at the moment as I am teaching an advanced class. They zoom through their textbook!

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