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…