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This is the time we reflect on the past and announce new programs. We started some interesting programs in 2001, conducted some studies to learn more and have made additional plans for the year 2002.
We have three articles for the newsletter:
Statistics say Stay in School
ESL teacher in North America.
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Statistics say Stay in School
We are quoting statistics from the HRDC site for Occupations: College
and Other Vocational Instructors (4131)
-English as a second language teacher
-instructor - language school
-language instructor, language school
-teacher, English as a second language
-tutor, modern languages - language school
The statistics show:
78,000 people were employed in 1998, an increase of 30.6% from 1988 employment gains of 16.6% from 1988 to 1993 and 12.0% from 1993 to 1998. In comparison, employment in all occupations grew 12.3% over the same ten years, and 8.2% over the last five years.
Other statistics indicate 26% work part-time, compared to an average of 19% for all occupations 10% are self-employed, compared to an average of 17% for all occupations. Currently, chances of finding work in these occupations are rated "Fair", since employment opportunities and earnings are both at average levels. Technological change is making itself felt in the classroom through the increased use of computers and the use of more sophisticated multi-media for
presentations and testing.
Teachers should consider taking an English Master's University (1 or 2 years) Program of Study. The program is offered at universities in every province except PEI. Some universities offer a co-op program, combining work and study. The program is offered in both official languages in Quebec and Ontario. Prerequisites: An honours undergraduate degree in English or a related discipline.
After two years in the labour force, they were the highest paid of all master's graduates in the humanities. They earned 29% more than similar graduates at the bachelor's level. Currently, chances of these graduates finding work in occupations in which they usually look for work are "Fair", since recent unemployment rates and
earnings in the intended occupations were about the same as the economy-wide averages. Over the next five years, this outlook is not expected to change, although the number of job openings available to newcomers is expected to slightly exceed the number of new job seekers.
These graduates are expected to have more success when
searching for jobs as community college teachers, writers, journalists and professionals in public relations and communications. Employment opportunities are expected to be more plentiful in the education, business services and provincial government sectors of the economy.
The conclusion is to finish your BA and plan to complete an MA so that you are qualified for the best jobs.
Original Post: December 2001
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