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Re: Anxiety

Posted By: Montrealer <omegacod@gmail.com>
Date: Monday, 18 August 2014, at 11:46 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Anxiety (Irishman)

Hi Irishman,

I am Irish-Canadian and was in Ireland for most of last summer and just absolutely loved it. (Can't wait to go back sometime!)
I am now preparing to move to China (or another country) to teach English. I also have trouble with social anxiety. I am shy at a party (verey unirish of me) yet I enjoy being in front of a group.
I did a TESOL certification years ago, but have not taught large groups much, so I am hoping things will go well in the classroom.
I figure that if I just take one of the Chinese government jobs in a public school, I will be forced to overcome my fears and that is what will make me do it. I do not know if I am a born teacher or not. I do not know how I will get through the first two weeks or so. I am also considering the private schools with small classes, yet something is telling me that jumping in is the only way to learn.

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Irishman -- Monday, 11 August 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
Re: Anxiety
nomad soul -- Tuesday, 12 August 2014, at 3:04 a.m.
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Tim -- Tuesday, 12 August 2014, at 8:51 p.m.
Re: Anxiety
Irishman -- Saturday, 16 August 2014, at 12:39 p.m.
Re: Anxiety
Montrealer -- Monday, 18 August 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
Re: Anxiety
Shakey -- Friday, 29 August 2014, at 3:56 a.m.
Re: Anxiety
Global Teacher -- Friday, 19 September 2014, at 12:32 p.m.

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