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Laura, French Teacher
Finland
Education
Master, Linguistics
Yearly salary (€)
45000-55000
In profession since
1995
Weekly hours
35-40

Could you describe your job in short?

Teaching languages (French and English) to upper secondary students aged between 16-19.

What do you do on average work day?

A variety of activities mixed differently each day:
- Responding to messages
- Preparing classes
- The actual teaching
- Student counseling
- Meetings with colleagues/other interest groups
- General duties assigned by the headmaster
- Training sessions/self-development

What do you love about your job?

The contact within the learning process, being with young and dynamic people, seeing the progress they're achieving, being able to guide the learners.

What are the worst parts of your job?

- Too many huge groups (more than 35 students per group)
- The everincreasing speed of school life
- Students have more various problems and needs

What are the most important skills in your job?

Adaptability Dedication Language skills Multitasking Organising

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft Word Wilma Fronter

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

Continuous self-development, the cooperation within the whole field of educations, the working years and the experience helps enormously.

What does your work week include?

3.0h

Meetings / Group work

4.0h

Emails

3.0h

Independent work

2.0h

Breaks

0.0h

Travel

1.0h

Events