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| "Re(3):I'm a Uni Teacher" , posted Wed 28 Sep 23:53|
I was a standard teacher for 5 years, then I passed a tough competitive exam ("l'agrégation") which now allows me to teach at university. What I am now is a mix between a full uni teacher and a student, as I'm just starting my doctorate degree. If my thesis receives decent acclaim from my peers, in 3 or 4 years, I'll be a full teacher. In actual fact, I am doing more or less the same classes as full teachers, except I am not supposed to do lectures (but I do teach some theory and methodology) and am only allowed to teach 1st and 2nd year students. The funny thing is that I have more classes on average than full teachers have (11 hours per week this semester, vs 5 for a sensei). So far the experience is a good one, but the students are far from proficient. It's been a huge let-down. Similarly I expected more active participation. The girls are desperately quiet, passive and shy. And the strategies I used when I was teaching military people won't work here.