English Teacher Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your English Teacher interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you stand up for other teachers within a classroom setting?

"There was a teacher in my last school that some students were very vocal about their dismay with him. Whenever I heard it come up in my classroom or the hallways, I would pull them aside and have a quick discussion on how he was my friend. Even though they may have a frustration with the teacher, I would encourage them to talk to the teacher instead of spewing anger around the school."

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30 English Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. How do you stand up for other teachers within a classroom setting?

  • 2. Do you have any questions?

  • 3. How do you go about planning a lesson, and what are some 'musts' that you always incorporate?

  • 4. How would you handle a student who uses inappropriate language in your classroom?

  • 5. If you had to choose one, who would be the most influential author of your youth?

  • 6. When did you accomplish something satisfying in teaching?

  • 7. Tell me about how you've supported a student go from struggling to successful in a particular area.

  • 8. Tell me about a time when you used problem-solving to accomplish something on a team.

  • 9. How do you continue to learn and grow as an educator?

  • 10. How do you motivate students, and why is it important?

  • 11. Have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you did not understand the language around you? If so, how did that experience shape your understanding of English and how you teach it?

  • 12. What qualifications do you have in English?

  • 13. How can you tell if a student understands the material or not?

  • 14. What is your protocol for students who are acting out in your class?

  • 15. What would you do if a student has asked to go to the bathroom every day for a week?

  • 16. What is the right way to teach English?

  • 17. How can you tell if a student is on-task or not?

  • 18. What do you like to do when you are not teaching?

  • 19. When would be a time to call the parents to give positive feedback?

  • 20. What importance do you place on collaborating with other teachers? Tell me about a time when you worked with another teacher to integrate elements of your lessons.

  • 21. If a student shares something in class that is inappropriate, how do you handle the situation?

  • 22. What do you do when a student asks to share something with you privately?

  • 23. What is your greatest strength?

  • 24. What is your greatest weakness?

  • 25. What is your teaching philosophy?

  • 26. Tell me one thing about yourself that makes you stand out against other English teaching candidates.

  • 27. Why do students need English in their lives?

  • 28. What do you do to handle a challenging student?

  • 29. What have been some successful teaching methods used in your English classes?

  • 30. Tell me about a time when you planned a great lesson , but everything went wrong. What did you do?