Saturday, July 14, 2007

The challenges of being an English teacher

If you finished a degree in teaching with English as your major you will be faced with a number of challenges which your school had never prepared you for.

Any English teacher is expected to be able to handle any or all of the following subjects:

Speech, Public speaking, debate



Term paper writing


Creative writing

Composition, etc.

The reality is, any school's curriculum for English majors is never sufficient enough to give those majoring the subject the right preparation and training to enable them to teach all of those subjects given above. This being the case, the quality of our educational system will thus continue to degenerate if nothing is done to revise or upgrade the present curriculum. Schools should look long and hard at the subjects that these English majors are expected to teach and start building a more robust curriculum on this field of study.

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