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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Ethan
Teacher ID: 3245
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st September 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English Literature
University / Institution: The University of Durham
Grade: To be announced July 2019. Expected grade: high 2:1 – a first.
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

A-Level results: English Literature, A*.
English Language, A.
Classical Civilisation, A*.
History, A.
General Studies, A.

GCSE: 2 A*, 5 A and 3 B grades, including Maths and English.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Student Teacher
Employer: Summerbridge Hong Kong
Date of employment: June-August 2018
Summary of role:

I taught 14-16 year old students from disadvantaged backgrounds English language skills. I was responsible for planning my own course, my own lessons, and delivering them to a classroom of around 10 students. I also helped arrange multiple activities for the students, such as a celebration at the end of the summer showcasing the work they had done in class.

Position


Job title: Customer Assistant and Stock Replenishment
Employer: Tesco
Date of employment: 2014-2017
Summary of role:

Worked in customer service and stock replenishment for three years. Developed interpersonal and communication abilities. Learned practical workplace skills such as punctuality, how to record and maintain tills and stock levels.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Having previously studied and taught in Hong Kong, I know I enjoy immersing myself in the language and culture of another country. I’ve become interested in Korean culture from watching some of the great cinema produced by Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho in recent years, and would love to work there in order to experience life in South Korea and improve my Korean. Whilst teaching in Hong Kong I learned a great deal about the local culture by talking to my students, and in turn they learned from me about English culture and the English language. I would hope to do the same in Korea, helping my students to improve their English language skills both through practically improving their grammar and vocabulary, but also by engaging them in Anglo-American culture and showing them how learning English can open them up to so much great cinema, literature, music, etc, as well as help them access foreign universities and make them better candidates for potential employers.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

Not only have I taught English overseas before, and spent a year working, travelling, and studying in South East Asia, I’ve also been studying English itself up to University level, and am currently projected between a high 2:1 and a first in July 2019. As such, I have an in-depth understanding of the history and the grammar of the English language. Because I write essays for university and creative fiction for myself, I also have a high level competence in a wide variety of writing styles, and therefore will be able to help my students improve their own writing abilities in a variety of genres and forms. During my time teaching, I learned how to structure an engaging lesson with interactive elements that would keep the students engaged, and how to explain the lesson in clear, comprehensible English, so everyone could understand the material. I also learned how to creatively communicate the information if students couldn’t understand the lesson, and the best way to approach each student individually to help them understand what we were studying and apply it to their own writing. In addition, having studied a second language myself I understand how daunting it can be to try and articulate one’s thoughts and feelings in another tongue, so I understand the importance of creating an environment in which the students feel free to express themselves and make mistakes.

Additional information:

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Ethan
Teacher ID: 3245
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st September 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English Literature
University / Institution: The University of Durham
Grade: To be announced July 2019. Expected grade: high 2:1 – a first.
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

A-Level results: English Literature, A*.
English Language, A.
Classical Civilisation, A*.
History, A.
General Studies, A.

GCSE: 2 A*, 5 A and 3 B grades, including Maths and English.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Student Teacher
Employer: Summerbridge Hong Kong
Date of employment: June-August 2018
Summary of role:

I taught 14-16 year old students from disadvantaged backgrounds English language skills. I was responsible for planning my own course, my own lessons, and delivering them to a classroom of around 10 students. I also helped arrange multiple activities for the students, such as a celebration at the end of the summer showcasing the work they had done in class.

Position


Job title: Customer Assistant and Stock Replenishment
Employer: Tesco
Date of employment: 2014-2017
Summary of role:

Worked in customer service and stock replenishment for three years. Developed interpersonal and communication abilities. Learned practical workplace skills such as punctuality, how to record and maintain tills and stock levels.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Having previously studied and taught in Hong Kong, I know I enjoy immersing myself in the language and culture of another country. I’ve become interested in Korean culture from watching some of the great cinema produced by Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho in recent years, and would love to work there in order to experience life in South Korea and improve my Korean. Whilst teaching in Hong Kong I learned a great deal about the local culture by talking to my students, and in turn they learned from me about English culture and the English language. I would hope to do the same in Korea, helping my students to improve their English language skills both through practically improving their grammar and vocabulary, but also by engaging them in Anglo-American culture and showing them how learning English can open them up to so much great cinema, literature, music, etc, as well as help them access foreign universities and make them better candidates for potential employers.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

Not only have I taught English overseas before, and spent a year working, travelling, and studying in South East Asia, I’ve also been studying English itself up to University level, and am currently projected between a high 2:1 and a first in July 2019. As such, I have an in-depth understanding of the history and the grammar of the English language. Because I write essays for university and creative fiction for myself, I also have a high level competence in a wide variety of writing styles, and therefore will be able to help my students improve their own writing abilities in a variety of genres and forms. During my time teaching, I learned how to structure an engaging lesson with interactive elements that would keep the students engaged, and how to explain the lesson in clear, comprehensible English, so everyone could understand the material. I also learned how to creatively communicate the information if students couldn’t understand the lesson, and the best way to approach each student individually to help them understand what we were studying and apply it to their own writing. In addition, having studied a second language myself I understand how daunting it can be to try and articulate one’s thoughts and feelings in another tongue, so I understand the importance of creating an environment in which the students feel free to express themselves and make mistakes.

Additional information: