Christopher-3314

Status
Application status: 
Under Offer
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
21
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I have lived and worked in both France and Spain. In Spain I was a sailing, canoeing and climbing instructor teaching all ages. As well as this I spent a year abroad as part of my degree studying language, whilst abroad I opened bank accounts, applied for apartments and coordinated my study at two separate European universities. Finally I have experience teaching English abroad in a Spanish summer camp for teenagers.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling with my partner
Travel Plan Details: 
My partner has already applied. Her name is Holly Wright.
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Location Preference Details: 
Both myself and my partner are very flexible when it comes to location, this is not a deciding factor for us.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
French and Hispanic Studies
University / Institution: 
University of Liverpool
Grade: 
2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Education comments: 
Studying Modern Foreign Languages at University has increased my confidence in all that I do. I have faced many challenges such as presenting ideas in front of a full lecture theatre, learning grammar quickly and finally improving my understanding and appreciation of other cultures. My extensive knowledge of European grammar will help me to teach English at a high level.
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Bartender
Dates of employment: 
June 2016- Present
Summary of role: 
At the Red Lion Public house I work part time during busy periods running the bar and as a general assistant in the kitchen. I have helped to run beer festivals and other big events such as New Years Eve. I am expected to perform well under pressure and maintain a proffessional standard at all times.
Position 2
Job title: 
Village Manager and Activities Instructor
Dates of employment: 
June 2015- September 2015
Summary of role: 
During the summer of 2015, I worked as a Sailing Instructor teaching groups of children and adults of all abilities, beginner to advanced. However, my potential was quickly noticed by my manager and he trained me as a canoe instructor before promoting me to Village Manager. My responsibilities were instantly increased. I had to organise large groups of children and adults and lead them enthusiastically in activities whilst maintaining a high standard of safety.
Position 3
Job title: 
Hospitality Staff
Dates of employment: 
October 2014- June 2015
Summary of role: 
As part of the Alchemy team I worked in many prestigious venues such as Liverpool and Everton Football Club. I gained experience in silver service, table waiting and on the bar. I had to stay calm and confident whilst dealing with professional, high profile clients.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I have always enjoyed new challenges and experiences and the idea of teaching overseas really excites me. I look forward to sharing my culture and language whilst experiencing the culture and language of the country I am in. I believe that our attitudes towards learning languages are formed when we are in school and I want to make sure every child I teach has a positive opinion on learning English that they can take forward into later life.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I feel that all my experiences in my life have lead me to teach overseas. From an early fascination with other cultures which I then developed at University to my confidence in teaching that I gained from my five years as a Sailing Instructor. As well as this I have an excellent grasp of grammar that I can mix with my never-ending enthusiasm to create and adapt lessons to keep students interested in learning English. All in all I would like to think that I am well rounded candidate, ready to teach but also ready to learn and unltimately adapt to any situation I am put in.
Additional Information: 
As a language student, I always felt that the thing that was missing from my early experiences in modern foreign languages was an enthusiastic, knowledgeable native. If you give me the chance I would love to make sure that this doesn't occur with another generation of children.