Daniel Israel has written three books. Find out how writing articles and interviewing teachers was the impetus for his first book The EFL Teacher's Handbook and read his productivity tip for writing while teaching.
1. Daniel, can you start by telling us where you teach?
I teach in various cities in the Netherlands such as Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.
2. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for 9 years, though as a freelancer for eight years. For four years I taught at universities and one year at secondary school. While, most of the time, I've been working with language centres (in-house and in-company).
3. Can you describe a typical teaching day?
I tend to teach 2 x 2-hour lessons on weekdays. Sometimes, I have 1 x 3-hour BEC (Business English Certificate) preparation class and then a 2 hour-lesson. I have worked evenings, though this had only been when I wanted to earn some extra cash or, most recently, as a favour for a friend and...