Welcome to 2015…

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I have been back at work for four days and it feels like I have been back four weeks! I am still down in the dumps about not accepting the job in Poland. I know that I have the finances to get myself over there and I can gain extra money when I am there; as Forever Living is available in Poland.

Work has been busy, so I have not been able to plan or post anything – I have not even been able to job search or contact IC Bilbao. That is my job for the weekend!

Idiom of the Week and Wordle Wednesday will start next week; is there anything else you think I should add to the site? I would love your feedback about these features or even about the entire blog. 2015 is a new year and I believe it is my year…do you agree?

The Holidays are now over…

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Today is the 27th December and most of the celebrations are over. I have been spending time with my family; but tonight I am back off to work…well, my part time job that it. As you all know I had an interview with Speed School of English in Poland. I wait for twenty minutes on Monday for Natalie to contact me about the position. We were going to discuss about a start date etc; however, I decided that one month would not be enough time to organise everything here. I have enough money to pay for a flight etc but I have to sort my Guide unit out. As I cannot really leave the girls half way through the year.

I am starting to regret not accepting the position in Poland but I am now more determined to remember everything and to improve my interview skills. I am going to finish the modules I have got to do with i-to-i TEFL – I have passed the Teaching Business English module though; I passed it before Christmas. I need to got everything sorted!

I have been in contact with a company called Flying Cows; which is a company that places people in Korea. I have been missing calls from Amanda, the founder and I now have her email address. There are many questions about the placementing. I will keep you all posted about that.

However; I am going to get back in contact with IC Bilbao in the New Year and see if I can start there in September. I really don’t know what do at the moment; any ideas are welcome!!

Now for some bad news…

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As the title states; I’ve had some bad news. As you all read from my last post that I had heard from MEDDEAS…alas I am too old for their Language Assistant positions. The Grant Programme; that occurs within Spain states that the student has to be under 30! I would be 32 at the start of the course! Oh well; back to the drawing board!

Also I have not heard from Speed School of English in Poland. To be honest, makes me a little sad! I will have another look through the Job Boards of i-to-i TEFL and search for TEFL jobs in Europe on the internet over the next few days.

It makes me angry that there are “age limits” on some TEFL jobs; I know students who are in their 60s and 70s…shame really! I just hope that if you are looking into working with MEDDEAS that you are under 30.

Sorry Again…

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Hello everyone; I am very sorry again! I have not been well and unable to write anything. Also my internet access (which is currently my SmartPhone) as died a horrid death. I am unable to post anything; so luckily I have found a place where I can write a blog post…

Well, I took the plunge! I have applied to TWO TEFL teaching jobs – one in Spain with MEDDEAS and the second in Poland with Speed School of English. Both these companies I have been looking into for a while. I found the job listings on the Jobs Board at i-to-i. I am all excited now! I have also been contacted by Asia Teaching Agents via FB and I have also sent them CV.

For the next few weeks I am going to be all a bag of nerves waiting to hear back from all three. I need a change of scenery and I know that being a TEFL teacher will create this for me. I am glad that I have made this decision. The job in Spain would not start until September 2015; which would give me just under a year to learn some more Spanish and create MANY and MANY resources. I know that leaving the children that I currently work with will be hard and that the work load of the others within the schools I currently work at will increase; however that all depends on if we all have our jobs by next September. A harsh reality for most people at the moment; I am not going to go into a Political debate or a massive rant about the downsprial of the British system. I am just going to stop and smile and think of my life abroad!

 

On a bit of a hitatus?!

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Hey everyone; sorry for the lack of the “themed” posts this week – I have been doing a lot of soul searching and researching about moving abroad. I have been leaving hints around my house to see what my family will say or do…I will post Idiom of the Week and Wordle Wednesday next week!

As of yet; nothing has been said! I have borrowed a book from the local library by Lonely Planet.

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As I have been thinking about the China Internship; it may only be about £700 (plus flights and visas) to go over to China and there is a deposit scheme to reserve a place. I just I do knowing paying that much money is a good thing to do.

I can work in Spain; a country I like very much. It is not too far to get back if anything happens. I REALLY need to send my CV off and add it to the i-to-i TEFL job board!

What do you all think?

VLogging…

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Here is Ariel; from The Wanderlust Archives who has her own YouTube channel (under the same name). I have been watching her VLogs about her placement in Spain with My Family Abroad. I am absolutley loving her videos! There are so down to earth!

I have been looking on the Job Boards at i-to-i TEFL and I have found a place in Spain (it must be fate, right?!) I have thought about teaching in Spain for a while as it is close enough to home; if anything happens and it far enough so I can ‘be my own person’.

Currently, my mum is away in Cyprus and she is not back for a while *sad face*; I am waiting for her to get home so I can talk to her about the Internship in China and the job in Spain.

Do you think I should post a VLog here at My TEFL Adventures; so you all know who I am?!

Are there any other things you all think I should be writing about?

Where do I go from here?

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Hey everyone; I thought that I would blog about my TEFLing adventures other the Zero To Hero assignments (which I am enjoying more than I thought I would). I am currently at 130 hours of my i-to-i TEFL qualification; therefore I am 10 hours over most of the job opportunities that i-to-i are advertising on the Jobs Board.

I have been sorting out my CV ready for my applications TEFL jobs; I have seen so many different examples on how to present my TEFL CV. I know that I can just add my TEFL qualification to my current CV as it is linked to Education (mostly Deaf related education though).

I have been job hunting on the i-to-i job board and I thought that doing a Summer Camp in Europe this summer to gain some teaching experience. I have printed off the information for a Summer Camp in Italy with Lingue Senza Frontiere. A part of the application I have to plan what activites to do with them using last year’s camp theme. Fantastic idea, right? However, this Summer camp involves acting. Drama is good; I like Drama but I don not have much experience in it. My colleagues at work have told me go for it; especially the Drama teachers. They tell me that I have a flair for Drama…to be honest I don’t fully believe them!

I have also seen an advert for teaching in Turkey with Teach to Travel Ltd; free housing is a plus though.

The internships in either China or Poland are what I really want to do. Poland is “Sold Out” and China is a little too close to the closing date to pay the required amount and book flights with; if you all remember the post I wrote about how much I would have to save each month to achieve the amount?! Even with my 130 hours; I will have to do an extra 20 hours in the country as a part of the internship. I am happy to do that! I am also looking into the Thailand internship.

Flight wise; I have decided, if I have enough Avios points I will travel by British Airways but if I do not I will be using Skyscanner for all my flying needs!