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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Althea
Teacher ID: 11798
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st November 2021
Travel Plans: I am travelling with friends
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Chinese and Korean
University / Institution: SOAS, University of London
Grade: First
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

I took a CPD accredited online 120-Hr TEFL course in November 2019 and got a certificate upon passing the course.

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

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Core Staff
Employer: Asadal
Date of employment: 01/2019-06/2019
Summary of role:

I worked as a bartender and occasionally helped serve and take orders. I experienced working under pressure in a high-paced restaurant environment and supporting coworkers.

Position


Job title: Core Staff
Employer: Tea Life
Date of employment: 09/2016-12/2016
Summary of role:

I worked as a sales assistant and server I gained experience working with customers, retail and preparing basic food and drink.

Position


Job title: FOH Staff
Employer: LOLA Staffing
Date of employment: 03/2016-09/2016
Summary of role:

Under LOLA I have worked at Hakkasan, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Guildhall, the Cutty Sark, the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Wembley Stadium, Hilton Bank Side, Mermaid Conference Centre and The Valley Stadium, with DNC, Create and Party Ingredients.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Having spent the last four years studying Korean language and culture at university, I am determined to live and work in Korea for a period of time. Unfortunately, though I am a double major, I was only allowed to take my year abroad in China, so I have never had the experience of living in Korea. I have thoroughly enjoyed travelling throughout the country but as I graduate, I would like to do more than just travel and I can’t think of a better way for me to experience life and work in Korea than teaching English.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I grew up bilingual, speaking English and Italian, and over the years I have dedicated much of my academic career to learning foreign languages. I have had some short, informal experience teaching English and Italian on a 1-to-1 basis while I was in China, though I used the student’s own materials. Apart from this, I have only ever had the opportunity to be the student, not the master. Upon graduating I am eager to reverse my role and be able to impart knowledge to others. Having a lot of experience learning second/third/etc languages, I feel as though I can understand some of the concerns and struggles students may have in learning a second language and offer them advice. Moreover, as a native English speaker in a world where English is seen as a vital skill, I would be honoured to become part of the process of helping students attain that skill. I would love to be able to see my students improve and gain confidence throughout the year!

Additional information:

For my second year of university, I studied abroad in Beijing, China for one academic year. Though I was unable to take any Korean classes for the duration of that year, I made many friends among my Korean classmates and with their help, was able to hone my speaking and listening skills and gain confidence in the language. As a result, when my year abroad came to an end, I felt able enough to travel to Korea for just over a month. I visited friends in Seoul and Busan and managed to travel around the country on my own with no real issue, visiting Jeonju, Gwangju, Yeosu and Daegu. During this trip I had the pleasure of experiencing a lot of traditional culture, especially in Jeonju, and my interest in Korea continued to grow. I travelled around Korea once again during the summer of 2019 with friends and we visited Jeju, Seokcho and Daejeon for the first time. After a fair amount of experience, I feel comfortable and confident when travelling in Korea.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Althea
Teacher ID: 11798
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st November 2021
Travel Plans: I am travelling with friends
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Chinese and Korean
University / Institution: SOAS, University of London
Grade: First
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

I took a CPD accredited online 120-Hr TEFL course in November 2019 and got a certificate upon passing the course.

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

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Core Staff
Employer: Asadal
Date of employment: 01/2019-06/2019
Summary of role:

I worked as a bartender and occasionally helped serve and take orders. I experienced working under pressure in a high-paced restaurant environment and supporting coworkers.

Position


Job title: Core Staff
Employer: Tea Life
Date of employment: 09/2016-12/2016
Summary of role:

I worked as a sales assistant and server I gained experience working with customers, retail and preparing basic food and drink.

Position


Job title: FOH Staff
Employer: LOLA Staffing
Date of employment: 03/2016-09/2016
Summary of role:

Under LOLA I have worked at Hakkasan, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Guildhall, the Cutty Sark, the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Wembley Stadium, Hilton Bank Side, Mermaid Conference Centre and The Valley Stadium, with DNC, Create and Party Ingredients.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Having spent the last four years studying Korean language and culture at university, I am determined to live and work in Korea for a period of time. Unfortunately, though I am a double major, I was only allowed to take my year abroad in China, so I have never had the experience of living in Korea. I have thoroughly enjoyed travelling throughout the country but as I graduate, I would like to do more than just travel and I can’t think of a better way for me to experience life and work in Korea than teaching English.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I grew up bilingual, speaking English and Italian, and over the years I have dedicated much of my academic career to learning foreign languages. I have had some short, informal experience teaching English and Italian on a 1-to-1 basis while I was in China, though I used the student’s own materials. Apart from this, I have only ever had the opportunity to be the student, not the master. Upon graduating I am eager to reverse my role and be able to impart knowledge to others. Having a lot of experience learning second/third/etc languages, I feel as though I can understand some of the concerns and struggles students may have in learning a second language and offer them advice. Moreover, as a native English speaker in a world where English is seen as a vital skill, I would be honoured to become part of the process of helping students attain that skill. I would love to be able to see my students improve and gain confidence throughout the year!

Additional information:

For my second year of university, I studied abroad in Beijing, China for one academic year. Though I was unable to take any Korean classes for the duration of that year, I made many friends among my Korean classmates and with their help, was able to hone my speaking and listening skills and gain confidence in the language. As a result, when my year abroad came to an end, I felt able enough to travel to Korea for just over a month. I visited friends in Seoul and Busan and managed to travel around the country on my own with no real issue, visiting Jeonju, Gwangju, Yeosu and Daegu. During this trip I had the pleasure of experiencing a lot of traditional culture, especially in Jeonju, and my interest in Korea continued to grow. I travelled around Korea once again during the summer of 2019 with friends and we visited Jeju, Seokcho and Daejeon for the first time. After a fair amount of experience, I feel comfortable and confident when travelling in Korea.