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How many hours a week do you teach?

 
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How many hours a week do you teach?
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crueckert



Joined: 27 Jun 2006
Posts: 55
Location: Oxford, England

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: How many hours a week do you teach? Reply with quote

Hello Readers,

I'm curious to know how many hours a week you teach on average. While many university contracts include a maximum of 10-12 hours of teaching per week, quite a few private language schools have their teachers teaching 30 hours or more.

Feel free to take the poll and/or comment on this topic.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Guy Courchesne



Joined: 05 Jun 2004
Posts: 263
Location: Mexico

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My situation is a little different in that I instruct for a TEFL course provider. There, my hours vary from 20 some weeks to 40 other weeks, and often more.

Most language schools in Mexico will offer between 10 and 30 hours a week, but rarely will one see more than that.
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Elsie



Joined: 21 Jun 2006
Posts: 6
Location: Mexico

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Teaching hours Reply with quote

I teach in Mexico and you are lucky if you can get more than 25 hours a week at any one school. Most schools pay native speakers by the hour and will be very careful with the amount of hours they give out. Mexican teachers are given a salary and will sometimes be required to teach more than 40 hours a week.
I have found that teaching English business courses are the best for revenue but can be hit or miss. After 10 weeks or so, if the employees don't respond well or take the time to study, the companies will cancel the contract or not renew. These classes are a challenge but more interesting than school work. Make every day a good day !!!!!! Wink
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kzel81



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Location: Melbourne

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Between 20 -30 Reply with quote

I'm teaching in China with fairly steady hours.
During a normal week, my load is between 18 - 20 hours. However, this increases to between 25 - 30 hours during the Winter and Summer period.
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michael pakenham



Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Posts: 3
Location: Caen France

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work in France where the workload is usually 18 hours per week of teaching the rest is overtime....Having said that the pay is pretty bad in France but well.....we are civil servants and they can't sack us! I would prefer to work more to be quite frank!!! My car is facing another expensive MOT!

France is one extreme of course.....the other is when you start hitting the over thirty hour mark per week....I really can't see how a teacher can be effective at that rate....either he must be pretty boring and prone to "sleepteaching" or he has a lot of energy and is not too far off from a coronary!

Back in Belfast where I am from the EFL week is about 36 but that includes admin
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