Will my students look like this?
The age and level is an important factor in your experience as a teacher. Each age has its own unique behaviors and needs:
Kindergarten & Pre-K
Pros: Full of enthusiasm, no academic coursework prep required, super cute!
Cons: Loud, cry and scream a lot, may not follow or understand instructions
Pros: Full of enthusiasm, minimal coursework prep required, quick to absorb new information.
Cons: Loud, huge range of levels
Pros: Capable of more sophisticated topics and debates, obedient
Cons: Tired, bored, not interested in their studies, socially uncomfortable
Pros: High ability, self motivated, mostly SAT and other test prep
Cons: Extremely stressed, may require extensive out-of-classroom prep
Pros: may be at a high level, conversational
Cons: May not take their work seriously (Koreans are supposed to work very hard during high-school, and college is generally used as a chance to relax before beginning a stressful career)