Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Teaching English in Cuba

Cuba heals the language rift - Matt Salusbury and Mark Krzanowski on teacher training and teacher development in Cuban EFL, based on Mark's interviews, with questions that I gave him to put to Cuban teflers.

As one teacher put it, "Our commander in chief Fidel Castro has has always recognised the importance of knowing English and studying English."

While burn-out and cycles of lay-offs in the the capitalist world mean that EFL teaching is rarely a job for life, some of Krzanowski's interviewees are redeployed Russian teachers retrained to teach English in the 1970s and still happily in post. From the July 2012 EL Gazette.

1 comment:

The TEFL Tradesman said...

Any vacancies for me, you reckon, Matt?