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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Florence
Teacher ID: 7647
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 22nd August 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Music
University / Institution: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

120 hour online course through i-to-i and a 20 hour classroom course which was also done through i-to-i.

Were you educated in your native country?: No
Education comments:

I have only attended South African schools throughout my education as I am a permanent resident here. I completed BA Music and a PGCE (my subjects were Music, Arts and Culture and English, through the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Sailing Instuctor
Employer: South African Sailing or Midmar Yacht Club
Date of employment: January 2015-December 2017
Summary of role:

I was a sailing instructor for short sailing courses/ sailing camps during school holidays or long weekends to children between the ages of 7 to 16. I would help drive the rescue boat, teach the children how to set up the boats but mainly went with the children on the boats, especially for those learners who felt nervous.

Position


Job title: Assistant Music Teacher
Employer: Crawford Preparatory, La Lucia, Durban
Date of employment: April 2017- June 2017
Summary of role:

During the school’s second term I acted as an assistant music teacher to the permanent teacher there before she went for an operation. While she was away I acted as Music teacher for students aged from 6-11. I taught 30 and 50 minute classes to the students. The classes were taught singing, instruments and music theory.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Although I have never lived or studied abroad before, I love to travel and experience new cultures, and therefore, I’m looking for an opportunity to expand my horizons while doing something I love. I believe Korea is such a place to start out for someone like me. From research and many of my friends’ experiences I have heard it to be a beautiful and friendly country to live in whilst providing me with a wealth of knowledge of living and working within another culture

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I am a fun loving and a naturally caring person and I love bringing in these aspects to all of my lessons. I enjoy being creative and I am always eager to try new things with my students. This is because in my eyes, teaching has always been something that gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge but at the same time being fun and memorable. I found that this is one of the best ways to teach, not only children but adults too, as it encourages students to learn and become confident in themselves.

Additional information:

Living in South Africa has been greatly beneficial to me as it is an extremely diverse country with eleven different recognized languages and a variety of cultures which has taught me how to adapt when approaching people who have a different perspective to me. Schools in this country teach children a lot about working together with people of different backgrounds, as most schools have many students from different cultures and religions. Since leaving school I have realized the importance of having to learn the basics of some of the different languages that surrounded me. For example, Afrikaans and Zulu. This meant I could communicate with those around me even with a limited knowledge. In my experience, taking the time to learn and try and speak another person’s language, goes a long way to being able to integrate with different cultures.

I think that it is more important in this day and age to experience different cultures. One of the reasons for this is tolerance for other cultures, as we live in a world of great diversity. Being able to learn and accept the differences of religion and race goes a long way to living in the same environment.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Florence
Teacher ID: 7647
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 22nd August 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Music
University / Institution: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

120 hour online course through i-to-i and a 20 hour classroom course which was also done through i-to-i.

Were you educated in your native country?: No
Education comments:

I have only attended South African schools throughout my education as I am a permanent resident here. I completed BA Music and a PGCE (my subjects were Music, Arts and Culture and English, through the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Sailing Instuctor
Employer: South African Sailing or Midmar Yacht Club
Date of employment: January 2015-December 2017
Summary of role:

I was a sailing instructor for short sailing courses/ sailing camps during school holidays or long weekends to children between the ages of 7 to 16. I would help drive the rescue boat, teach the children how to set up the boats but mainly went with the children on the boats, especially for those learners who felt nervous.

Position


Job title: Assistant Music Teacher
Employer: Crawford Preparatory, La Lucia, Durban
Date of employment: April 2017- June 2017
Summary of role:

During the school’s second term I acted as an assistant music teacher to the permanent teacher there before she went for an operation. While she was away I acted as Music teacher for students aged from 6-11. I taught 30 and 50 minute classes to the students. The classes were taught singing, instruments and music theory.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Although I have never lived or studied abroad before, I love to travel and experience new cultures, and therefore, I’m looking for an opportunity to expand my horizons while doing something I love. I believe Korea is such a place to start out for someone like me. From research and many of my friends’ experiences I have heard it to be a beautiful and friendly country to live in whilst providing me with a wealth of knowledge of living and working within another culture

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I am a fun loving and a naturally caring person and I love bringing in these aspects to all of my lessons. I enjoy being creative and I am always eager to try new things with my students. This is because in my eyes, teaching has always been something that gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge but at the same time being fun and memorable. I found that this is one of the best ways to teach, not only children but adults too, as it encourages students to learn and become confident in themselves.

Additional information:

Living in South Africa has been greatly beneficial to me as it is an extremely diverse country with eleven different recognized languages and a variety of cultures which has taught me how to adapt when approaching people who have a different perspective to me. Schools in this country teach children a lot about working together with people of different backgrounds, as most schools have many students from different cultures and religions. Since leaving school I have realized the importance of having to learn the basics of some of the different languages that surrounded me. For example, Afrikaans and Zulu. This meant I could communicate with those around me even with a limited knowledge. In my experience, taking the time to learn and try and speak another person’s language, goes a long way to being able to integrate with different cultures.

I think that it is more important in this day and age to experience different cultures. One of the reasons for this is tolerance for other cultures, as we live in a world of great diversity. Being able to learn and accept the differences of religion and race goes a long way to living in the same environment.