Application status: 
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Dual Nationality: 
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I have lived in New Zealand and Australia, the Netherlands for 19 years and Aruba for 10 years. I returned to the UK in 2005.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Travel Plan Details: 
No plans to travel: I'm applying to teach online.
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Location Preference Details: 
I'm applying for teaching online as I want to remain in the UK (London).
Highest Qualification: 
Other Qualification: 
Degree Subject: 
Professional Studies
University / Institution: 
Birkbeck College, University of London
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
Details of TEFL certificate: 
CELTA, awarded January 2017
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Education comments: 
I studied Graphic Design in the Netherlands and gained my diploma in 1984. Subsequently I worked as a graphic designer for several years.
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
ESOL Teacher
Dates of employment: 
Jan-Feb 2017
Summary of role: 
Erasmus+ work experience programme, consisting of one week's Young Learners training and four weeks' work experience placement at a school in Spain (observing and teaching classes).
Position 2
Job title: 
Facilities Administrator
Dates of employment: 
March 2005–July 2016
Summary of role: 
Administrative role within the Estate Management Team at Chelsea Harbour, London. Reason for leaving: Redundancy due to company restructuring.
Position 3
Job title: 
Administrative/Resources Assistant
Dates of employment: 
Jan-Mar 2005
Summary of role: 
Part-time jobs while I was searching for a full-time role after returning to the UK from abroad. I had returned from Aruba in August 2004 with my two young daughters and elderly mother.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I am not applying to teach overseas. I would like to teach online. I feel that my experience of different cultures and languages during the years that I have lived abroad, as well as my CELTA teaching qualification, make me a suitable candidate to teach English online to speakers of other languages.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I have lived abroad and appreciate the difficulties of learning a foreign language, so I appreciate the challenge facing students learning English.
Additional Information: 
I am able to work from home via Skype. I would be happy to take part in a Skype interview as part of this application process.