Working conditions in ELT

Issues in ELT
Photo by Ian MacKenzie under Creative Commons from:

Photo by Ian MacKenzie under Creative Commons from:

In this episode of The TEFL Show podcasts we discuss working conditions in the ELT industry. While there are certainly some regions where the pay and conditions for English teachers are very good, it seems to us that in many countries teachers in language schools are not only severely underpaid, but may also lack basic insurance or sick pay. We discuss why this is the case and suggest several ways to overcome this situation.

If you’re interested in this issue, you might want to follow Teachers as Workers Special Interest Group. You can find them on Twitter @taw_sig and on Google+ here, where there is a discussion group.

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