Have you ever failed? Describe a failure that you experienced at work. What is the positive side of a failure?

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Think of a failure or a mistake that you had made and describe it. Tell what you learned from it and why it was important for your job. It should be related to at least one of the following: teaching, education, management or research.

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I think that a person who never made a mistake and never failed will never be able to achieve anything in his or her life. In fact, we discover and create by trial and failure and in this way we gain experience... [Add something from your personal life experience].

What ESL development activities in small classes would you suggest?

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In smaller ESL class sizes many different activities could be implemented very successfully, depending on the students' language needs, age, gender, cultural background, and other factors, such as school curriculum requirement. For example, vocabulary games could be used with younger students and a debate on a current affairs topic with senior students. In my opinion, the communicative method of teaching could be applied very successfully in small ESL classes. When you said 'small classes', how many students in class did you have in mind?

My experience showed that if there are about 12 ESL students in class, the students can learn English very fast.

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If your students experience difficulty with spelling, what activities could overcome this difficulty?

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There are computer software programs that come with spellers. They can help those students who need spelling assistance. Also, it is useful for the students to perform various kinds of written activities as often as possible. There are many games and spelling bee activities online.

What is the basic difference between an ESL and an EFL classroom?

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There are some practical teaching differences between ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classrooms. 

An ESL classroom is usually located in a country where English is the main language of communication. Students are usually immigrants from many different countries and nationalities. 

An EFL classroom is usually located in a country where English is not the official language. The students had never been exposed to the culture of an English-speaking country.

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What can you tell us about Bloom's Taxonomy?

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In 1956 Benjamin Bloom identified three basic domains of educational activities.

Bloom's Taxonomy is a classification of the following learning objectives that teachers set for their students: 

  • cognitive (referring to knowledge), 
  • affective (referring to feelings and attitudes) and 
  • psychomotor (referring to physical and manual skills and abilities).

Bloom's Taxonomy provides a useful structure that helps to categorize exam questions based on various levels...

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