Language Teacher Interview Questions in United States

Language Teacher Interview Questions in United States

Language teachers help students learn a second language. Some teach in classrooms, and others interact with students online. In a language teacher interview, you should expect questions about your teaching experience, education, and the languages you speak.

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Top Language Teacher Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top language teacher interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: What tools do you use to teach students?

How to answer: This question lets you showcase your teaching skills. You can talk about methods like showing movies or videos in the foreign language, singing songs in the language with students, assigning homework, or using visual aids.

Question #2: Why did you decide to be a language teacher?

How to answer: With this question, you can convince the interviewer that your goals align with theirs. Talk about why you're passionate about teaching and what events led you to choose a foreign language as a subject. For example, you could discuss your first trip to a foreign country and how much you enjoyed learning a new language.

Question #3: How do you keep students motivated and prevent frustration?

How to answer: Learning a new language is difficult, and some students could give up without a skilled teacher to motivate them. Talk about how you would focus more on comprehension than grammar or pronunciation. You can also discuss the benefits of giving students attainable tasks and praising them for their progress. If possible, mention a student who excelled and benefited from their new language skills.

Top Interview Questions

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Issaquah School District
Issaquah High School English Language Arts Teacher was asked...May 19, 2015

Also how do you communicate with parents and students but still make it so the student is independent and growing?

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Communicate with parents and see if they believe their child is performing to their highest capability. Give them ways to encourage their child without completely doing all the work for them. Less

Orange County Public Schools (FL)

How do you differentiate instruction when working with ESE and English Language Learners? (similar)

1 Answers

I might provide extra instruction to them to make sure that they are getting the support that they need or I might have a teacher's assistant work alongside them in groups. Less

Shawnee Mission School District

How do you differentiate your lessons?

1 Answers

I like to keep the students engaged by not being repetitive in what is being covered each day. For example, I might focus on reading comprehension and literature on one day and then do writing samples the next day. This way, students don't get bored. Less

Houston ISD

Why are you qualified to work with low-income students?

1 Answers

I grew up in similar circumstances as most of the students.

Fairview International School

I can see the salary you expected is a bit high. Why do you think you deserve the salary?

6 Answers

Yes I am still working but as part timer now.

I have a good number or years in experience and also bring along with me cooperative learning strategies that can aid learning. Less

I bring with me years of experience and also cooperative learning strategies that can engage a diverse range of learners. Less

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JET Program

Which American holiday would you choose to demonstrate a lesson for Japanese students?

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New Years, as it has parallels in their own culture. It could be a good topic for a compare and contrast essay or other writing assignment. Less



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If a student has his or her head on the desk and not paying attention to the teacher, what would you do?

2 Answers

Ensure the student to have comfortable and safe environment while coming into the class Engage the student in more creative and fun filled learning Less

Get his/her attention by starting a group activity.

British Institutes

Where have you taught? Which course books have you used? What ages have you taught? Can you teach me something now?

2 Answers

I don't remember now, but in any case, they're dependent on the experience you have! Less

I have only taught biology and science to my juniors classes , nothing specific.


Why do you want to work in Japan?

2 Answers

Because there is more money in japan than in my country. And japan need us

I gave a nice professional answer about my goals for working for the company.


What would you do if you have a disagreement with the Japanese teacher about a particular issue in the lesson?

2 Answers

Depends on the teachers. The ones I’ve dealt with I tell them to go f**k them self Less

I would explain my side in a polite and respectful manner but support the Japanese teacher’s decision anyway Less

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