What are the questions asked in a UAE teaching job interview?

This article covers the questions that are commonly asked during an interview in the UAE.

One step to get a teaching job in the UAE is the interview. Going into an interview unprepared can undermine your intentions.

This article covers the questions that are commonly asked during an interview in the UAE. By preparing answers to these questions, you can satisfy the interviewers.

If your English is good, it will be very helpful in the interview. But just assuming that if English is good, then any answer will be given, is not correct. The answer should be reasoned and effective. Below are some questions that every interviewer asks.

1. Tell us about yourself

Every interviewer usually asks this question to start the conversation. Don’t waste this opportunity and answer the interviewer openly. While giving this answer you have said these five things.
Thank you sir for the opportunity
My name is (it).
My teaching is (this).
I have taught in (these) schools before
Apart from professional education I am expert in these (skills).
You Kaskol has wonderful traditions. It will be an honor for me to join it as a teacher.

Remember you have to speak proper sentences and not use short language or wrong grammar as it is fashionable nowadays that people start talking about themselves by saying “myself” instead of “I”. This habit will blow your interview papers.

2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

This question is obsolete nowadays. But still in some institutions old people ask such questions. The only purpose of this question is whether you are confused or not. You can answer it like this.
My strengths include that I am hardworking and self-motivated. I am not afraid of multi-tasking but accept them as a challenge. Before doing any work I plan it completely.
My shortcomings include that I do not have the habit of refusing and often accept very difficult tasks. Apart from this, sometimes I also become jealous.

Remember that flaws do not indicate any flaws that make your personality flawed. Treat the interview as gossip. Don’t think of it as the viva of the university and give a rote answer.

3. What are your career goals?

This question is often asked to gauge the mental capacity of the interviewee. Answer it like this.

My goal is to join a good institution and your school is excellent in this area. If you give me an opportunity to serve, God willing, one day I will progress in this institution and reach a high position.

4. What is your teaching style?

The purpose of asking this question is whether you are familiar with modern teaching methods or not. Answer this question like this.

I make groups of children in the class and assign tasks to these groups. In each group I make a leader based on performance. In this way even weak children learn in a better way. Apart from this, I give ample opportunity to the children to highlight their abilities by participating in activities.

5. What do you do if a child fights?

The purpose of asking this question is to check your sense of discipline. In answer to this question, never say that I will punish naughty children. The concept of punishment is now gone.

I will call both children to me and try to reconcile them by understanding their problem. I will inform the class about the limitations. And I will encourage the child in front of the class to bring about a change in behavior.

In response to this question, never say that I will send these children to the principal. This will mean that you cannot manage the class.

6. Are the creams of your city very famous? What is the reason for this?

The interviewer suddenly asks such a question which is aimed at whether you know something about the history of your city and its surroundings. The question doesn’t have to be the same, the question can be any but related to a famous thing in your city.

7. Grammar questions

If you are interviewing for an English teacher, be prepared for English grammar questions. The definition of a phrase, or a part of speech, can be asked in the active tense.

8. Conclusion of the interview

Don’t rush out of the office at the end of the interview as if you’ve disposed of a dead body. Rather, think of half a question in advance to ask the interviewer. One candidate out of a hundred does so and scores the highest.

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