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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Noreen
Teacher ID: 11140
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 5th March 2021
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Rural, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: International Relations
University / Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Grade: 2nd Class Honors
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

The 120 TEFL certificate I have studied towards is BACC accredited course; as I have recently completed this, I am awaiting my certificate.

Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Whilst studying the various different modules of the TEFL course I most enjoyed lesson planning and classroom management. I believe this brings together the theoretical knowledge by applying this to a practical setting, providing a learning platform for students. I believe this course has given me the confidence to teach my native language as a foreign language to non- native speakers.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teaching assistant volunteer/ Language partner
Employer: Glenbrook Primary School
Date of employment: March 2017 – June 2017
Summary of role:

My main responsibilities included but not limited to were supporting the teacher in fulfilling the instructional responsibilities such as supporting young students to read, spell and construct coherent sentences. The majority of students were non-native English Speakers and my role was to support them in understanding the language and enhancing their vocabulary, with this I also supported them in learning about the English culture which developed a holistic learning experience.

Many of the student allocated to me, suffered with low self confidence in the English language. Through my communication and organisation skills, I supported the teacher in building interactive lesson plans, quizzes and physical activities which created a fun and trusting environment for students to actively participate interact in these lessons. This further developed their self-confidence and enthusiasm to learn. During the end of my placement, upon reflection I saw a significant improvement in the students learning in regards to language attainment and achievement.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

The opportunity of being able to teach my native language abroad will not only provide me the platform of teaching in a classroom, but also provide the means of sharing the cultural nuances with students together with practical application of English to real-life scenarios. I believe teaching overseas is a symbiotic exchange regarding the uptake of native English skills transferred to students and the teacher themselves experiencing a new culture, learning the language of a specific region in real time compared to materials media or tourism portray.
It is a chance to apply your current skill set in an unfamiliar and foreign setting which enhances one’s critical thinking skills to adapt to different audiences, in this case students of varying language levels. Communication skills are key to this role as the traditional setting of a classroom in the native environment is vastly different to that of an oversees classroom which can be both inspiring and exciting. I believe this role will enhance resilience skills as all students will have different levels of starting ability and also enhance one emotional intelligence to understand the pace of teaching in a different environment.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I believe I am a suitable candidate for this role as I am a passionate individual who possesses the drive and inspiration to teach and transfer knowledge to others. I have a deep-rooted interest to teach English as a foreign language which initially flared in 2017 during a primary school placement involving supporting young students for whom English was a non-native language. This was a motivational turning point for me as I experienced students persevering to attain a new skill and their growth from the starting position to a significantly improved level.
I have also experienced learning a new language on the other end of the spectrum; I included Spanish in my BA honours degree and further enrolled onto an Arabic ULP Course at the Nottingham Trent University. During the studying of another language, this enhanced my empathy skills in regards to experiencing first-hand some of the struggle’s students may have during the initial study phase, for example the appreciation of tenses, grammar and also correct pronunciation. These new skills encouraged me to think about interactive tools and techniques which could aid students to attain and understand information in a new language. I believe I am a highly adaptable individual who can show flexibility in various situations and possess the resilience to demonstrate longevity in every task I undertake. I am a strong team player who is collaborative and shows willingness to work with colleagues from all walks of life and build robust professional relationships.

Additional information:

I have always been a passionate and versatile individual whose interest range from exploring different genres of music, taking part in numerous charitable causes to cooking and exploring various varieties of cuisines. In regard to my musical interests, I have always been drawn to classical music such as Mozart, Beethoven, Pollini and am currently pursuing piano lessons to further explore my musical abilities.
Most recently during the Covid-19 lockdown in March 20 I took part in baking and preparing meals for the Key workers of the NHS and delivering meals to the City Hospital based in Nottinghamshire and also volunteered by supporting the Health and Well-being team to provide key workers emotional support during these stressful times; I prepared remote quizzes and ‘catch up’ calls with workers who wanted to talk in confidence about personal situations they experienced during the lockdown which were affecting them from a mental wellbeing aspect.
I am keen to learn about different cultures and cuisines, which has led me to take on various cookery classes, most recently two online courses; the first in bread making and the latter in Italian cooking learning to make pasta from scratch (‘Italian Pasta Master class’). These courses have been interesting as I have successfully been able to make pasta from scratch and learn about how to ferment yeast and make different types of doughs.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Noreen
Teacher ID: 11140
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 5th March 2021
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Rural, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: International Relations
University / Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Grade: 2nd Class Honors
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

The 120 TEFL certificate I have studied towards is BACC accredited course; as I have recently completed this, I am awaiting my certificate.

Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Whilst studying the various different modules of the TEFL course I most enjoyed lesson planning and classroom management. I believe this brings together the theoretical knowledge by applying this to a practical setting, providing a learning platform for students. I believe this course has given me the confidence to teach my native language as a foreign language to non- native speakers.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teaching assistant volunteer/ Language partner
Employer: Glenbrook Primary School
Date of employment: March 2017 – June 2017
Summary of role:

My main responsibilities included but not limited to were supporting the teacher in fulfilling the instructional responsibilities such as supporting young students to read, spell and construct coherent sentences. The majority of students were non-native English Speakers and my role was to support them in understanding the language and enhancing their vocabulary, with this I also supported them in learning about the English culture which developed a holistic learning experience.

Many of the student allocated to me, suffered with low self confidence in the English language. Through my communication and organisation skills, I supported the teacher in building interactive lesson plans, quizzes and physical activities which created a fun and trusting environment for students to actively participate interact in these lessons. This further developed their self-confidence and enthusiasm to learn. During the end of my placement, upon reflection I saw a significant improvement in the students learning in regards to language attainment and achievement.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

The opportunity of being able to teach my native language abroad will not only provide me the platform of teaching in a classroom, but also provide the means of sharing the cultural nuances with students together with practical application of English to real-life scenarios. I believe teaching overseas is a symbiotic exchange regarding the uptake of native English skills transferred to students and the teacher themselves experiencing a new culture, learning the language of a specific region in real time compared to materials media or tourism portray.
It is a chance to apply your current skill set in an unfamiliar and foreign setting which enhances one’s critical thinking skills to adapt to different audiences, in this case students of varying language levels. Communication skills are key to this role as the traditional setting of a classroom in the native environment is vastly different to that of an oversees classroom which can be both inspiring and exciting. I believe this role will enhance resilience skills as all students will have different levels of starting ability and also enhance one emotional intelligence to understand the pace of teaching in a different environment.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I believe I am a suitable candidate for this role as I am a passionate individual who possesses the drive and inspiration to teach and transfer knowledge to others. I have a deep-rooted interest to teach English as a foreign language which initially flared in 2017 during a primary school placement involving supporting young students for whom English was a non-native language. This was a motivational turning point for me as I experienced students persevering to attain a new skill and their growth from the starting position to a significantly improved level.
I have also experienced learning a new language on the other end of the spectrum; I included Spanish in my BA honours degree and further enrolled onto an Arabic ULP Course at the Nottingham Trent University. During the studying of another language, this enhanced my empathy skills in regards to experiencing first-hand some of the struggle’s students may have during the initial study phase, for example the appreciation of tenses, grammar and also correct pronunciation. These new skills encouraged me to think about interactive tools and techniques which could aid students to attain and understand information in a new language. I believe I am a highly adaptable individual who can show flexibility in various situations and possess the resilience to demonstrate longevity in every task I undertake. I am a strong team player who is collaborative and shows willingness to work with colleagues from all walks of life and build robust professional relationships.

Additional information:

I have always been a passionate and versatile individual whose interest range from exploring different genres of music, taking part in numerous charitable causes to cooking and exploring various varieties of cuisines. In regard to my musical interests, I have always been drawn to classical music such as Mozart, Beethoven, Pollini and am currently pursuing piano lessons to further explore my musical abilities.
Most recently during the Covid-19 lockdown in March 20 I took part in baking and preparing meals for the Key workers of the NHS and delivering meals to the City Hospital based in Nottinghamshire and also volunteered by supporting the Health and Well-being team to provide key workers emotional support during these stressful times; I prepared remote quizzes and ‘catch up’ calls with workers who wanted to talk in confidence about personal situations they experienced during the lockdown which were affecting them from a mental wellbeing aspect.
I am keen to learn about different cultures and cuisines, which has led me to take on various cookery classes, most recently two online courses; the first in bread making and the latter in Italian cooking learning to make pasta from scratch (‘Italian Pasta Master class’). These courses have been interesting as I have successfully been able to make pasta from scratch and learn about how to ferment yeast and make different types of doughs.