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Teaching around the world

Video of teachers talking about where they teach

The expression ‘the world is your oyster’ applies to English language teaching more than any other profession. You can choose to teach in your own country, or you can travel to another country to teach. You might find yourself teaching a large class of primary school learners in Vietnam, or a small group of business people in a company, or maybe a group of mixed-nationality teenagers as part of a summer school.

Watch Monica, Marie Therese and other teachers talking about the country and the type of school they’ve taught in. Did any of them teach in a place that you’d like to work in?


While you listen, make a list, or complete a table like this one about where they taught and who they taught. You can write the answers down in a word document, or on paper. Using the chart and your own ideas, think about where you would like to teach. What age group do you think you’d enjoy working with? Would you prefer to work in a school or in a business environment, for example? And which part of the world interests you? Tell us where you would like to teach by completing this short survey. Find out where other people would like to teach by looking at the survey results here.

The responses to this survey are anonymous and the survey is managed by Cambridge Assessment English.


What did you think about this survey activity? Teachers sometimes use surveys with their learners. Do you think it’s a good idea? What would you use surveys for with your learners? Let us know your ideas in the comments. Read other participants’ comments and ‘like’ the ideas you find interesting.

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Exploring the World of English Language Teaching

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