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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Chloe
Teacher ID: 5590
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 8th September 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference, City, Town, Rural, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English and Philosophy
University / Institution: Cardiff university
Grade: 2:2
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: NS
Employer: Interac
Date of employment: March 2018 to March 2019
Summary of role:

I teach in Japanese primary schools, ages 10-12. I am currently following a curriculum revolving around the textbooks ‘High Friends’ and ‘We can’. The teaching style means that I teach the lesson whilst the students’ homeroom teacher assists.

Position


Job title: ETA
Employer: British Council
Date of employment: June 2015 to September 2015
Summary of role:

I worked as an English Teaching Assistant. My role included making lesson plans and giving lessons for students aged 6-14. During this time, I learnt that I had a natural aptitude with classroom management and tailoring the lesson plans to the particular needs of the different students.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

My passion is teaching. I am currently a teacher in Japan and have loved my experience here. I would like to experience working in other parts of Asia in order to get a broader experience of teaching. In particular I would like to experience different environments and cultures in respect to teaching. Further, I love learning languages. In the time I’ve spent working abroad I’ve learnt Italian and Japanese to a conversational level and I’m interested in learning more. I have adored learning to read and write in Japanese and will continue to alongside the writing systems I pick up in my future roles.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

My background and experience in previous roles lead me to believe that I am a suitable candidate for this role. I have an academic background in linguistics. Throughout my degree I studied much to do with language acquisition such as Second Language Acquisition and Psycho-Linguistics. I also continue to self-study methods of SLA using online resources, including an online course for methods of teaching English to asylum seekers.

I’m a currently a teacher in Japan, my contract ends in March. Living in Japan on my own has presented all kinds of challenges from culture shock to having to fix bureaucratic problems using the Japanese I have through self-study. However, it has provided me with invaluable insight. For instance, self-studying a language whilst surrounded by native speakers has given me a great empathy as an English teacher.

Learning to be good at my job in an environment where I had a limited capacity to communicate with those around me made me progress at a very rapid rate. It meant that I had to be good at teaching immediately because I didn’t have the language to explain myself. It also made me advance quickly in the language, I now have the capacity to write Japanese translations in my lesson plans.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Chloe
Teacher ID: 5590
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 8th September 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference, City, Town, Rural, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English and Philosophy
University / Institution: Cardiff university
Grade: 2:2
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: NS
Employer: Interac
Date of employment: March 2018 to March 2019
Summary of role:

I teach in Japanese primary schools, ages 10-12. I am currently following a curriculum revolving around the textbooks ‘High Friends’ and ‘We can’. The teaching style means that I teach the lesson whilst the students’ homeroom teacher assists.

Position


Job title: ETA
Employer: British Council
Date of employment: June 2015 to September 2015
Summary of role:

I worked as an English Teaching Assistant. My role included making lesson plans and giving lessons for students aged 6-14. During this time, I learnt that I had a natural aptitude with classroom management and tailoring the lesson plans to the particular needs of the different students.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

My passion is teaching. I am currently a teacher in Japan and have loved my experience here. I would like to experience working in other parts of Asia in order to get a broader experience of teaching. In particular I would like to experience different environments and cultures in respect to teaching. Further, I love learning languages. In the time I’ve spent working abroad I’ve learnt Italian and Japanese to a conversational level and I’m interested in learning more. I have adored learning to read and write in Japanese and will continue to alongside the writing systems I pick up in my future roles.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

My background and experience in previous roles lead me to believe that I am a suitable candidate for this role. I have an academic background in linguistics. Throughout my degree I studied much to do with language acquisition such as Second Language Acquisition and Psycho-Linguistics. I also continue to self-study methods of SLA using online resources, including an online course for methods of teaching English to asylum seekers.

I’m a currently a teacher in Japan, my contract ends in March. Living in Japan on my own has presented all kinds of challenges from culture shock to having to fix bureaucratic problems using the Japanese I have through self-study. However, it has provided me with invaluable insight. For instance, self-studying a language whilst surrounded by native speakers has given me a great empathy as an English teacher.

Learning to be good at my job in an environment where I had a limited capacity to communicate with those around me made me progress at a very rapid rate. It meant that I had to be good at teaching immediately because I didn’t have the language to explain myself. It also made me advance quickly in the language, I now have the capacity to write Japanese translations in my lesson plans.

Additional information: