About Me…

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Here is a copy of my of “About Me”; I am currently taking part of the Zero To Hero WordPress Blogging Programme. This was today’s challenge…

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Oh, hello blog readers! Welcome to my humble little blog, where I’ll be posting (well, hoping to be posting) everything about my TEFL adventures — everything from the decision making, the application process, the travel, the teaching — in the hopes of sharing my experience and encouraging others to take the same leap.

Why am I blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?

Well…it is a strange reason why, it is because I have been inspired to write down my thoughts, feelings and experiences through my TEFL adventures. I want to share my thoughts, feelings and experiences so others can gain understanding and learn about what I have done (or in my current ‘chapter’ doing) and to inspire them to pursue a career as a TEFL teacher either abroad or at home.

What topics do I think I will write about?

All things TEFL; really! Lesson ideas, lesson plans and my overall experiences as a TEFL teacher. I want to share my “Planning” and “Things To Remember”. I also what to share other posts from fellow TEFL Bloggers and create a little community!

Who would I love to connect with via this blog?

I want to connect current TEFL teachers and future TEFL teachers! I have always wanted to see the world and I knew that TEFLing could a way to do it! I started reading blogs about travelling and TEFLing and I was hooked; I want people to feel the same as I did before I started this blog!

If this blog successfully throughout the next year, what would I hope to have accomplished?

I hope to accomplish throughout this coming year is that I will be posting about my teaching experiences and to gain ‘followers’ (I sound like a cult leader…) who are like minded and on the same level as me.

Anyways; here is a little more about me:

I am a thirty-something and I have done my TEFL training with i-to-i TEFL; I have completed the following:

  • 60 Hour Online TEFL course – October 2012
  • 20 Hour Grammar Awareness Course – June 2012
  • Teaching English to Young Learners Course (5 Hours) – January 2013
  • Teaching with Limited Resources Course (5 Hours) – July 2013
  • Teaching Large Classes Course (5 Hours) – June 2013
  • Teaching English One-to-One Course (5 Hours) – January 2013
  • Teaching in Japan Course (5 Hours) – September 2013
  • Teaching in Spain Course (5 Hours) – December 2013
  • Teaching in Thailand (5 Hours) – February 2014
  • Teaching in China (5 Hours) – March 2014
  • How to teach Audio & Video Lessons (10 Hours) – TBA

I also have a YouTube channel – My TEFL Adventures – crossing borders; learning new things and making friends…; it is currently empty as I have not *really* started my adventures…

I also created a Facebook Page for this blog – My TEFL Adventures; have you ‘liked it’ yet?

I am currently working in the educational sector as a Support Worker for the Deaf…

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5 thoughts on “About Me…

  1. Hey if you can change it now it might be worth changing the title of your youtube channel. You’ve said ‘crossing boarders’, but boarder spelled that way means someone who lives somewhere (like boarding school). The border that you cross has no ‘a’ in it. Best to change it now before you have loads of content in there, and sorry for being pedantic pointing this out!

  2. Hi Jemma – happy to have discovered your blog.

    I have just signed up for a TEFL course, which starts in a couple of weeks. I am documenting my journey
    over at: http://www.parttimetravels.com/

    I look forward to getting my qualification and heading overseas before the year is over (fingers crossed)

    Good luck with your own TEFL journey 🙂

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  4. You seem to be very determined and hardworking toward your goals. I definitely find that posting things of that sort on a blog is a great way to keep motivated and accountable!

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