I just want to say, again, that I'm very glad I found this site. I have been looking for a place to discuss grammar yet the only forums I have found so far seem pretty dead.

Ok, I have a question and I don't know whether it should be in this section or not, but I would really welcome the advice of people here.

About four months ago I got my CELTA but I think, through lack of confidence (among other things) I just continued in the same line of work (administration).

I have no previous teaching experience but I desperately need to get my foot on the ladder, so I'm now starting to apply for employment as an ESOL teacher. Today I've been trying to re-write my CV and I'm having difficulty as I don't seem to have much in either the way of education or relevant experience.

I've started the CV with my name and address and then followed by a general profile. I'm struggling to even come up with a couple of lines. I've used words such a 'motivated', 'strong communicator', etc., but I'm not sure what specific TESOL skills and knowledge I could put down. I'm having a kind of jargon blackout.

I would be most grateful for any advice.


Jussive Jussive

Any good teacher should have patience, should be precise and clear in explanations, should like working with people, should enjoy meeting new people, should be dependable, should be able to assess the student's strengths and weaknesses.

I hope this is a start for you.
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That is great, Philip, and very helpful. Many thanks!

How do you think I should put my knowledge of grammar, form, pronunciation, etc. across? Do you know of any technical jargon I could use or is it just assumed that I should have an extremely strong knowledge of this anyway, as that's the profession? I mean, by saying that I have a strong grasp of Engliah grammar am I really saying that I haven't? Is it a bit like a plumber saying he has a really stong knowledge of pipes on his CV?

Anyway, if you think I should then how do you think I should put it?
'I am a patient, strong communicator and a dedicated team player focussed on student learning style, cognitive ability and interests. I am dedicated, dependable and sociable, and have a very strong knowledge of grammar, form and phonetics, and a passion for the English language.'

This is what I've got for my profile so far. Any comments would be very welcome (any at all).