Here are the top 5 mistakes new English teachers make when they teach English abroad:
1. Talk Too Fast
When you teach English, you need to speak very slowly or your students won't understand a word you are saying. New teachers often talk way to fast.
2. Don't Pronounce Their Words
When you teach English abroad, you need to separate each word when you speak. For example, how/are/you. You will feel like you are talking like a robot but this is completely normal.
3. Don't Simplify Their English
When you teach English, you need to speak using simple sentences. For example, instead of saying, what did you get up to last weekend? You would say, what did you do last weekend? This makes it easy to understand what you are talking about.
4. Use Slang
When you teach English abroad, don't use slang because your students won't understand. Students are not taught slang in school.
5. Use Contractions
When your teach English abroad, avoid using contractions when you speak. Instead of saying 'I'm' say 'I am'. Students have a hard time understanding contractions.