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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Isabel
Teacher ID: 10565
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 24th October 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Rural, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Modern Languages
University / Institution: University of Exeter
Grade: 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: (See CV)
Employer:
Date of employment:
Summary of role:

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I really enjoyed my time teaching in France as part of my Erasmus year, and also really enjoyed living and working in China in 2018. I love learning languages and discovering new cultures, and teaching abroad would allow me to do this. I find that while teaching English, I also learn a lot about my students’ own culture. Sharing experiences and developing mutual understanding while teaching and learning languages is something I find very fulfilling. I especially enjoy teaching adults and teenagers who are able to reflect maturely and creatively on cultural differences while studying English, and supporting learners to reach their goals (whether educational or professional) through acquiring a second language. I think teaching allows me to feel a sense of fulfilment in seeing tangible results of my efforts, through students’ improving fluency and confidence. This is something that I’ve not felt as keenly in any other graduate role to date.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

When moving to a new location to work, I go above and beyond my job mandate to integrate into the community and help foster connections between my home community and that which I am living in (through setting up pen pal schemes, exchanges and helping students to find work in the UK). I make sure to join local groups and choirs, get to know my colleagues and offer my help however I can. Being serious about learning the language and culture of the place I am working in and about integrating into the local community makes it easier for me to ‘meet students where they are’, anticipating the difficulties they may encounter when learning English and the aspects of UK culture that they might find interesting or useful to learn about.

As someone with experience of learning multiple languages as a child and as an adult, my students can relate easily to me, and I to them. I have a collection of tried-and-tested methods of language learning that I can share with my students, and am passionate about sharing how persevering in learning other languages has enriched my life. I enjoy being creative and adding a personal touch to lesson plans, including photographs and stories of my life in Wales where appropriate, to pique students’ curiosity. I have experience in teaching very restless children in their summer holidays, serious literature students and professional researchers and engineers, and am sensitive to each students’ differing learning styles and motivations when planning and delivering lessons.

I’m not easily discouraged: I know the logistical and emotional challenges of living in a new country well, but find navigating these both exciting and satisfying. I’m also familiar with the struggle of trying to teach students who do not appear at all motivated to learn English, but find that in most cases I’m able to either identify something that makes learning English worth their while, or design an activity that allows ‘difficult’ students to temporarily forget that they are in fact learning!

Additional information:

I’m particularly interested in any roles where I’d be supported to gain an in-person TEFL qualification. I’m also keen to find a role which offers health insurance benefits.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Isabel
Teacher ID: 10565
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 24th October 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Rural, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Modern Languages
University / Institution: University of Exeter
Grade: 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: (See CV)
Employer:
Date of employment:
Summary of role:

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I really enjoyed my time teaching in France as part of my Erasmus year, and also really enjoyed living and working in China in 2018. I love learning languages and discovering new cultures, and teaching abroad would allow me to do this. I find that while teaching English, I also learn a lot about my students’ own culture. Sharing experiences and developing mutual understanding while teaching and learning languages is something I find very fulfilling. I especially enjoy teaching adults and teenagers who are able to reflect maturely and creatively on cultural differences while studying English, and supporting learners to reach their goals (whether educational or professional) through acquiring a second language. I think teaching allows me to feel a sense of fulfilment in seeing tangible results of my efforts, through students’ improving fluency and confidence. This is something that I’ve not felt as keenly in any other graduate role to date.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

When moving to a new location to work, I go above and beyond my job mandate to integrate into the community and help foster connections between my home community and that which I am living in (through setting up pen pal schemes, exchanges and helping students to find work in the UK). I make sure to join local groups and choirs, get to know my colleagues and offer my help however I can. Being serious about learning the language and culture of the place I am working in and about integrating into the local community makes it easier for me to ‘meet students where they are’, anticipating the difficulties they may encounter when learning English and the aspects of UK culture that they might find interesting or useful to learn about.

As someone with experience of learning multiple languages as a child and as an adult, my students can relate easily to me, and I to them. I have a collection of tried-and-tested methods of language learning that I can share with my students, and am passionate about sharing how persevering in learning other languages has enriched my life. I enjoy being creative and adding a personal touch to lesson plans, including photographs and stories of my life in Wales where appropriate, to pique students’ curiosity. I have experience in teaching very restless children in their summer holidays, serious literature students and professional researchers and engineers, and am sensitive to each students’ differing learning styles and motivations when planning and delivering lessons.

I’m not easily discouraged: I know the logistical and emotional challenges of living in a new country well, but find navigating these both exciting and satisfying. I’m also familiar with the struggle of trying to teach students who do not appear at all motivated to learn English, but find that in most cases I’m able to either identify something that makes learning English worth their while, or design an activity that allows ‘difficult’ students to temporarily forget that they are in fact learning!

Additional information:

I’m particularly interested in any roles where I’d be supported to gain an in-person TEFL qualification. I’m also keen to find a role which offers health insurance benefits.