Save your effort in thinking about what to write on your self-introduction – I have plenty of sample scripts for your ESL teaching job self-introduction audio/video.
Most online ESL companies would ask an audio/video self-introduction during the application process so make sure to prepare for it. The quality of introduction can make or break your application, so it’s monumental to do it right. Well good thing that you won’t be asked to produce an hour-long introduction video. Some even accept an audio-only recording.
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More often than not, companies or recruiters would ask a 1-minute introduction – which you can simply record on your phone. As long as it’s audible, clear with no background noise, then you’re good. Essentially, you have to be mindful of your pronunciation and the words you use in your introduction: it has to be relevant, straightforward and catchy at the same time.
Things to Remember in Filming Your ESL Self-Introduction
- If a company requires you to make an intro that’s specific for kids, that means you have to be lively or perky: speak in a level that a child or a beginner learner would understand. Use easy and simple words, not idioms nor slangs/colloquialisms. Never take for granted the instructions or guidelines that are given to you. It may seem simple or not a big deal but your ability to follow instructions can make or break your application.
- If a company asks for a formal introduction wherein your students are adults, then make sure you submit something that’s beyond compare – with no pronunciation and grammar slips and don’t forget to wear a professional attire. You have to act, look and sound convincing to ace your application.
- If the instruction is to submit a 1-minute introduction, be sure to follow it. If it’s a 30-second clip, then do it. There’s a reason why a company has specified the duration of your introduction, so it’s best to stick with the instruction.
- Under no circumstances, do not use this line: What are you waiting for? This line is a turn-off – you’ll lack originality if you add this to your introduction script.
- Record yourself and listen to it multiple times until your lines are perfectly delivered. Once you reach the point where you no longer get annoyed with your own voice, then you know it’s ready to be saved.
- Your objective should be to charm whoever is listening or watching your ESL self-introduction. Be mindful that in submitting an introduction clip to a company, it wouldn’t be their first time receiving it. Again, it isn’t their first time seeing a video introduction from a job seeker or teacher like you. In that case, you aren’t special. You have to standout or else you won’t get invited for an interview.
- I highly encouraged that you add some greetings. Make it personalized that way your intro is catchy and genuine. For instance, if the company you’re applying for caters Japanese, then say ‘Konnichiwa’. If they’re Koreans, say ‘Annyeong-haseyo’. For Chinese or Taiwanese, greet them with ‘Ni Hao’. What’s more, you may add another word using their native language at the end part of your intro like ‘Sayonara’ which means goodbye in English. So, what’s goodbye in Korean and Chinese? Well, if you google it, it’s ‘Annyeong’ and ‘Zàijiàn’ respectively.
- If the learners of the company are juniors, I suggest starting with a short song that’s appropriate for their age. It’ll make your intro appealing this way and it’s cute too. You can also add simple questions like ‘What’s your name?’ or ‘How are you?’. It may sound corny but this might be your ticket to landing that role. If have no courage to pull it off, then try a different style. Be creative and charismatic.
SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR ESL AUDIO/VIDEO INTRODUCTION
WHEN YOU HAVE TO SOUND PROFESSIONAL, CASUAL, OR FORMAL ON YOUR INTRODUCTION: (STUDENTS: ADULTS)
I’m ___from ___. I’ve been happily teaching English learners for __ years. My background includes teaching kids and adults of all levels. In my class, I talk about a variety of topics, and my classes are always fun and respectful. Most importantly, I focus on my learners’ goals.
I can’t wait to see you in my class soon – bye!
My name is ___. I’ve been sharing my enthusiasm in English for about __ years. I’ve worked with diverse students including ___, and I always found them to be friendly and respectful.
In my class, I’m interested in many topics and I’m happy to focus on my learners’ goals.
I look forward to having a class with you soon!
My name is Monica, a ___ from the Philippines. I’m (age).
I’ve been teaching for more than __ years, and I’ve worked with learners around the world. My background includes planning and delivering lessons to children and adults. I specialize in Business English, job interview practice, and exam preparations like IELTS, OPIC, and TOEIC.
In my class, I work with wonderful enthusiasm and positivity. I’m interested in many different topics, and I’m happy to work with learners of all levels.
I can’t wait to meet you soon! See yah!
I am an experienced ESL teacher with expertise in one-to-one and group classes. I would love to share my enthusiasm with the learners in this platform. I’ve been working with diverse learners of all levels for many years. I coach learners in ESL, IELTS, and TOEIC.
Throughout my career, I’ve been recognized for my work ethic and effectiveness. I’m greatly passionate about my profession, and I love helping others improve their English skills. I’m thrilled about this opportunity, so I look forward to speaking with you soon. Sayonara!
My name is ___. You can call me ___ or ___.
I have a varied experience in ESL teaching, and I’ve worked with diverse learners for many years. My background includes planning and delivering lessons to children and adults. I give instructions in General English, Business English, Job Interview Practice, Exam Preparations, among others —all with the aim of helping students achieve their goals.
In my class, I make sure that students feel heard and understood. I teach in a manner that encourage them to speak without the fear of making mistakes. Essentially, I center my attention towards the class’ objectives while taking into consideration my students’ level and preference.
I hope to see you soon!
Hello! I’m ___.
I’m a ____ by profession. I’ve been teaching for more than ___ years, and I loved every minute with my students for many years.
Teaching is my passion, so there’s no better feeling in this world than seeing my students learned something from my class.
I hope to speak with you soon. See you!
Call me ___. I’m a ___ from the Philippines. I’ve been to ___ ___ years ago, and it was my most treasured experience. I’ve worked with Korean learners for many years, and I always found them to be cordial and smart.
In my class, I aim to be a valuable resource for my students. I love to discuss many different topics, so if you’re someone who’s interested about music, politics, food, travel, books, movies, and sports—you’ll find my class quite interesting.
Talk to you soon! Annyeong!
Hi there! It’s ___.
I’m an experienced teacher, and currently based in _____.
I love working with diverse people, and I aim to become a valuable resource for my students wherever I teach.
I’d like to share my enthusiasm in English with the learners in your platform.
I can’t wait to start my first class!
Hello lovely learners!
I’m ____ from the Philippines. Have you been here? I’d love to share with you some insights about the Philippines while simultaneously helping you improve your English skills.
I can’t wait to meet you. I promise it’s going to be fun. See you!
WHEN YOU HAVE TO SOUND LIVELY ON YOUR INTRO: (STUDENTS: YOUNG LEARNERS)
Hello! How are you today?
My name is ____. You can call me ‘Teacher ____’. How about you? What’s your name?
I am excited to meet you in my class.
Have a lovely day! See you soon!
It’s me Teacher ____.
I am from the Philippines. How about you?
I have been teaching English to learners around the world for many years. I love seeing my students have fun in my class. I hope we can practice English together!
I look forward to speaking with you soon. Bye!
Hello to you!
Call me ____. I live in the beautiful country of the Philippines. Have you been here before?
We have hundreds of beautiful beaches – do you love going to the beach? How about cute animals like dogs, cats, and dolphins? In my class, I talk about these interesting things. Let’s talk about them in my class.
See you soon!
My name is ___ from the Philippines. How about you? Where do you live?
In my country, our current season is summer, so it is hot right now. How about in your place?
I am sure there are many things that you would like to share with me, right? I’d love to hear them, so I can’t wait to meet you in class.
See you soon! Zàijiàn!
What’s your name?
By the way, I am ____. You can call me ____ for short.
I want to get to know you in my class.
I have so many funny stories and jokes for you. Do you want to hear them?
I’ll see you in my class, okay?
See you soon!
Hello hello hello..
Hello how do you do?
I’m glad to be with you, and you and you and you···
Oh Hi! I’m Teacher ____.
Nice to meet you!
I’m excited to have a class with you in English. I am sure it’s going to be fun.
Talk to you soon!
(You Can Start By Singing A Popular Song For Kids In Your Intro)
♫ I have two hands, the left and the right
Hold them up high, so clean and bright
Clap them softly
One, two, three
Clean little hands are good to see ♫
Hello! My name is ____. You can call me ____ or Teacher ____.
Do you know the song I just sing?
In my class, we will sing all your favorite songs. I love singing and dancing. I am sure you do too!
See you in my class and let’s have fun learning English! ☺