Your First Management Position in EFL

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Your First Management Position in EFL

Unread postby Sadebugo » 10 Feb 2008, 05:41

Recently, I was informed that I will be promoted to a management position by my employer. Having never held such a position before, I am a little apprehensive about my lack of experience. So, I thought I would consult board members about this. Are there any books/resources that give information about managment issues, specifically, language program management? Thanks in advance for your assistance in this matter.

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Re: Your First Management Position in EFL

Unread postby Susan » 10 Feb 2008, 12:27

Hi Sadebugo,

Youcould put your question into the TEfl Helpdesk forum. Lucy answers that type of question too.

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Re: Your First Management Position in EFL

Unread postby Alex Case » 30 Dec 2008, 13:24

Bit late, but here is a recent book review on this site that answers exactly your questions:

http://edition.tefl.net/reviews/teacher ... o-manager/
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Re: Your First Management Position in EFL

Unread postby Sadebugo » 01 Jan 2009, 17:37

Thanks for the info. I'll check this out just to confirm what I've been doing since beginning the position.

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Re: Your First Management Position in EFL

Unread postby sherieaa » 15 Feb 2009, 13:58

Greetings Everyone,
Can someone please advise me about how to obtain an administrative position in ESL education? Is there a one stop location that lists administrative openings or do I need to contact schools individually? My name is Sherie and my email address is: sherieaa@yahoo.com
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Re: Your First Management Position in EFL

Unread postby Alex Case » 15 Feb 2009, 14:02

Hi Sherie

I hate to answer a question with a question, but it all depends on:
- Do you mean in your own country or abroad, and which country?
- What is your present position and experience of admin and ESL?
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Re: Your First Management Position in EFL

Unread postby wina_adithia » 03 Jan 2012, 16:48

Hi everyone,

My name is Wina and apparently Sadebuga and I are in a similar situation. I spent the last 8 years teaching English as a Second Language in Bandung, Indonesia, that's including the last 2 years of working as a Senior Teacher.

I relocated to Newcastle, UK in May 2011 and for the past 4 months I've ben working as a Centre Manager at this newly-opened learning centre where one of the courses we run here is EFL.

I've never worked as a Centre Manager before but so far I've managed to get an accreditation for our learning centre and now I need to start raising people's awareness about our learning centre and eventually I need to get students enrolling with us.

I'd really value your ideas and thoughts.

Thank you very much :)
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Re: Your First Management Position in EFL

Unread postby Susan » 03 Jan 2012, 21:04

Hi Wina,

Have you looked at this?

http://edition.tefl.net/category/articl ... istration/

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