Shanon-4020

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
21
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I lived and went to international school in Germany for almost 10 years.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
City
Location Preference Details: 
I am interested in living and working in a major city. My preference would be Seoul, but I could also work in a city like Busan or Daegu.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
Spanish
University / Institution: 
University of St Andrews
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
Yes
Details of TEFL certificate: 
120-hour online TEFL certificate with TEFL Org UK (final grade - 99.54%).
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Seasonal Visitor Services Advisor
Dates of employment: 
June 2015 - September 2017
Summary of role: 
Provided tourist with information and advice in the centre and by phone and (e)mail, booked travel tickets and excursions, retail responsibilities.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
As a learner of foreign languages myself, I have always been interested in the idea of teaching English as a foreign language. This interest grew as I completed my TEFL course, and I am looking for my first opportunity to teach overseas. I am a keen traveller, so it feels natural to want to teach in a foreign country. South Korea particularly appeals to me as I have been fascinated by the country's culture and language for several years, although I am still very much a beginner when it comes to speaking Korean. I am keen to experience a lifestyle very different to my own while also giving something back in the form of teaching.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I am an adaptable individual who has lived and travelled overseas in the past, so would feel comfortable living in a very different country to my own. In fact, I would relish the experience. I see teaching English overseas primarily as an opportunity to share my native language with foreign students (and hopefully instil in them the same passion for learning languages that I acquired during my school years), while also experiencing a new and vibrant culture.