Been doing a lot of thinking…

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My current full-time job is within the educational sector and due to the situation that we are all involved in I do not know if I will have a job in September. As the school will only have one “Hearing Impaired” student and will not need to have two communicators. I was supposed to be completing three exams that were going to help me gain access to my Teacher Training course; as all GCSE and A Level exams have been cancelled I will not be able to start my Teacher course.

Due to this, I have been thinking about teaching abroad again. Sadly, PalFish is not working out as much as I thought. This is due not being able to complete my interview – every time I book an interview, I am unable to attend; which is a shame. I am signed up for the newsletter of several TEFL Recruitment websites.

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I have been doing a lot of reading on what and where I can go with the qualifications I currently have. Today, I have been researching EF (English First)  and I have been watching (and listening) to all of the information videos. I am rather keen on using this company as it has been active for many years. Also, I have been recommended this company by former EF colleagues.

Have any of you worked with or are currently working with EF? Do you have any tips or even horror stories about this company?

See you all soon!

Jemma

Eat, Pray, Love…

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I have been a little down in the dumps lately (I love a good idiom in the morning!) as I have been trying to work out my TEFL lifestyle. I have been getting the YouTube channel all sorted and researching video editing programmes. i-to-i have brought back the Thailand Internship and recently it has been looking more appalling than it did before. There have advertised the 2018 dates and I REALLY want to go.

Alas; the italki teaching has not happened yet; as I now work “full time” for my part time job – they have messed my shifts up which has made it impossible to get any classes booked or even taught. To cheer myself up last night; I decided to watch “Eat, Pray, Love” with Julia Roberts in. The film is based on the book by Liz Gilbert (which I have on my TBR list; I need to start this book!)

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Some of what was said during the film really struck a cord with me. I have watched this film many times but this time it was different. I am wondering if I am heading towards the same fate as Liz did before she wrote the book.I know that there is only my family keeping me here in the U479402584-6239c2245158220e99e2e2376df524eaK (oh, and the lack of funds to pay for the internships). I have had enough of dreaming about living it. I want to live it for real!

I have been looking at Workaway again and think I should do one here in the UK before I head off to one abroad.

 

Some light reading…

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Well; hello everyone! Two posts in one day we are all very lucky! I have been off work sick today, so I decided to read (or re-read) some TEFL books. I have been stuck in bed all day (I know; lazy bones is I) I grabbed my Essential TEFL book from i-to-i; I have found it very interesting!! The book is By James Jenkin and Emma Foers. They are a pair of geniuses! I think that everyone should go and buy this book!!

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However; I have been also looking on the iBooks on the iTunes Store…I found this book:

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I have downloaded a sample of it as it costs £11.99. I understand that it can be used as a teaching aid but I think that I will read the sample before splashing out. So far Lessons in your Rucksack is very interesting!

I have also re-read this book:

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Teaching With Chopsticks made me laugh and is one of the many reasons why I want to teach in Korea. I think if I can learn from the difficulties that Jon Teacher had; I can achieve there!

do you have any books I could read?!