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 is TEFL?
I have had some people asking me what is TEFL? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I do have a post here (well, it is actually a video) that explains everything about TEFL; I reblogged it from Paul’s EFL Review. Being a student of i-to-i; I do prefer this post here to explain it all.
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! I also want to share my experiences with applications, interviews and jobs.
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! I hope that this blog will help others achieve their dreams of being a TEFL teacher. This blog will also help me keep in contact with my family and friends back at home.
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.
Anyway; 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) – April 2014
- Teaching Business English (10 Hours) – December 2014
- Teaching English Online (10 Hours) – January 2015
- Teaching in South Korea (5 Hours) – January 2015
- Teaching in Poland (5 Hours) – February 2015
- Teaching in Vietnam (5 Hours) – June 2015
- Teaching in Italy (5 Hours) – TBC
- Advanced Grammar TEFL Certificate (20 Hours) – TBC
Total Hours: 165 hours
Hours to go: 25 Hours
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 am currently working within the educational sector as a Support Worker for the Deaf. If you wish to see my full CV; please feel free to contact me or head over to my eResume here.