Why become an English teacher?
Many motives can drive the young – and the not-so-young! – to want to share their knowledge. Tradidi quod accepi (“I have transmitted what I received”): this could be the currency of all parents, but also, and especially, that of all teachers!
In this form of altruism, the edifice of education is fully supported . In fact, without these good souls who give themselves to dedicate their time to imparting various formations, we would be hopelessly ignorant …
A teacher, on a small scale, is the humble link in an immensely long chain, which century after century provides children with the essential knowledge so that they can become adults, exercise their freedom and display a critical mind.
After a university degree, the Master in Secondary Education Teacher Training is one of the best options to start transmitting motivation and skills
When teaching English, it is clear that the content of what is to be conveyed to students cannot be totally ‘invented’. The maxim attributed to Bernard de Chartres – “We are dwarfs walking on the shoulders of giants” – applies insofar as the pedagogue has not “invented” the English language, but has learned it first, to transmit it later.
However, each teacher has a great freedom of action: he is free to find modern and effective supports for classes and means of interaction, whether they are recreational or strictly academic. This is a beautiful facet of the profession that will contribute to the fulfillment of the most creative personalities.
Another reason to become an English teacher is the high demand that exists today.
In Spain, every year a large number of English teachers are hired, whether bilingual or not, in public schools (through competitive examination), private schools, language centers …
In this framework, combine the love you feel towards English with the desire to transmit your knowledge and the possibility of benefiting from the security of a job and the advantages of the official (in some cases) … honestly, there is nothing wrong. Why become an English teacher?