Hi! I hope that I've come to the right site!
I just arrived in London from Australia as a newly qualified ESL teacher. Excited? Sure I am! 2 days ago I received a job offer from one of UK's reputable language centres (so I assume). I applied for a position through a website and scored a telephone interview. A choice of non-residential or residential (with same pay). 240 pounds per week for 10 contact sessions (non-residential teacher) or 14 contact sessions (residential teacher). I believe this amounts to around 50 hours per week (not per month) on a 6 day period, including teaching, supervision and basic running of the centre. This is a temporary position and runs for the month of July.
The co-ordinator pretty much covered everything that I needed to know during the interview. But when the Letter of Engagement arrived yesterday, it stated where I will be working and the basic outline of my position but nothing mentioned whether it is residential or non-residential. I wrote to the centre immediately asking to clarify a few points and I am waiting to hear from them. They want the contract signed and returned in 13 days.
I would love to have some advice on this as I feel that this may or may not be a fair deal. Has anyone experienced summer ESL teaching in the UK? I heard that it is a lot of hard work but it is also fun, if you don't mind supervising horny 15 year olds!
Thanks so much,