HerrKaiser wrote:So my interview in Toronto only had two people present. A man from the consulate, and one former JET I believe. At least I think so. It was really chill, lots of laughing, more like a comfortable Q and A than an interrogation.
A lot of people have said that the interviews can get really intense, but I found it was fairly comfortable. I was very close to both my interviewers (it was a small table). They shook my hand as I entered. And there was lesson. I had to teach a class who had just learned their ABCs about fruit. So it wasn't so bad (except that I TOTALLY blanked on A... apple? NAH, AIRPLANE!
Good Luck to everyone! Two pieces of advice, prepare before you go as in write down some plausible answers. It will make you more comfortable for when they ask the questions as you will ave an idea of what you want to say and wont be on he spot to think of a good answer. And two, be yourself, as that is who they want to see. Don't let yourself get stressed out, ultimately you are meeting two or more people for the first time and they are just asking you questions to see who you are and whether or not you possess the social and interactive skills required to assist with teaching English. (well... and all the other stuff like community involvement etc)
Glad yours went well. Good advice, I did the same thing, wrote down some questions and my possible answers to them-made me less nerveous. As for the lesson, I didn't really do a lesson so much. The ex-JET asked me how I would teach a class with low english ability about fruits and veggiews, and i just told her some activities and such i would do with them. I wasn't really asked to demonstrate, nor did i think i had to. I hope that was ok