Pros: motivated students learn better, excellent teaching environment with very good facilities.
Cons: afternoon and evening classes are an obstacle for work/life balance, my present location in a small town offers limited educational and cultural options for my family, specially my 10 year old daughter.
A typical day at work includes keeping track of payments and orders pending (printing and office materials, equipment maintenance, contracting, accounting, inventory).
I also have to maintain the French Department's Library and academic activity (lesson planning, resource collecting, evaluation, tutoring and mentoring) as well as the Department blog – more... (www.isabelmontes.over-blog.net).
I am also responsible for the School's Equal Opportunities program, which includes informing my colleagues about possible activities inside and outside the classroom and I maintain a blog to keep students and teachers informed: http://coeducacion-eoisierramorena.over-blog.com
Our students are mostly adults (18-65) with very different motivations for learning languages wich makes teaching languages (French) a challenging, always evolving work. – less