Nicola-3932

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
22
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
No
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I have not lived or worked overseas before, however, I have been travelling by myself and love exploring new cities and cultures. I am confident with moving to Korea and starting a life for myself there. I have previously done some volunteering work in a daycare for 6 weeks in Brazil; this taught me how to stay safe, and get by alone in a new and quite dangerous city.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Travel Plan Details: 
I finish my Undergraduate degree in May, and therefore I will be ready to move July/ August time. It would be perfect if I could line a job up starting in August so I have a post-graduate plan. I am most interested in teaching jobs in Korea in Seoul, though I am aware of the competitiveness of getting a teaching job in Seoul, and I would be willing to go to other big cities in Korea. I am willing to consider jobs in China and Vietnam; though only if I can't find a suited job for myself in Korea.
Location Preferences: 
City
Town
Coastal
Location Preference Details: 
I would definitely prefer to get a job in Seoul or close to Seoul. If this wasn't possible I would be willing to consider jobs in the other big cities in Korea.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
Social Policy and Crime
University / Institution: 
University of Leeds
Grade: 
Pending (Expected 2:1)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
Yes
Details of TEFL certificate: 
120 Hour - TEFL.org Combined. 100 hour online + 20 hour classroom course
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Education comments: 
I will finish my degree in May, I have so far achieved a high 2:1 (68), but I will not receive the rest of my grade until completion, in June.
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Supervisor
Dates of employment: 
June 2016 - Present
Summary of role: 
Monitoring employee productivity and providing constructive feedback Placing Orders and completing weekly stock takes Setting goals for performance deadlines in ways that comply with company goals Policy: Being aware of Health and Safety measures
Position 2
Job title: 
Shop Assistant & Key holder
Dates of employment: 
June 2015 - March 2016
Summary of role: 
Provide excellent customer service Working efficiently under pressure
Position 3
Job title: 
Waitress
Dates of employment: 
April 2013 - June 2015
Summary of role: 
Greeting customers and maintaining a positive friendly atmosphere Build rapport with customers
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
Most importantly, I want my first graduate job to be meaningful, I want to work towards targets and know that I am making a difference. For me, teaching overseas is a job that allows me to help people with their English skills, be it the students, colleagues and hopefully new friends. I am passionate about teaching, and am very excited to be a part of a school team. In addition to this, teaching overseas allows me to explore a new culture by living it, I have previously visited Korea and I knew when I was leaving that I planned to return, I was left intrigued and eager to explore the lifestyle further, I hope that by teaching in Korea I will be able to respectfully explore the interesting culture further.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
Since my volunteering visit to Brazil in 2015 I knew I wanted to teach English abroad, there is nothing more satisfying than sharing education with motivated kids that love to learn. After visiting Korea in the summer, I have decided I would like to teach English there, I am excited to explore the Korean culture whilst working with children so they can achieve their full capability. This year I have taken the steps to achieve the core requirements to become a teacher in Korea, for example, I have completed a 120 hour TEFL (combined 100 hour online + 20 hour classroom course), and in June I will have achieved my degree in Social Policy and Crime. In addition to this, I opted to take The Practice of English Language Teaching module, I was able to develop my knowledge and skills in teaching grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and the four skills through extensive reading and critical analysis; we were later given the opportunity to plan and perform lessons based on what we had learnt. In addition, I have taken part in a language exchange with a Korean student at my University and I have been learning about what its like to live in Korea.