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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Isobel
Teacher ID: 8097
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 30th October 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference, City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English Literature
University / Institution: University of Manchester
Grade: First
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: No
Education comments:

I am currently in the process of working towards an online London Teacher Training College’s Certificate in TEFL (120 hours).

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Residential Assistant Housemistres
Employer: Etherton Education
Date of employment: July-August 2018, August-Steptember 2019.
Summary of role:

Caring for international students, aged 10 – 17, undertaking academic pre-sessional studies prior to joining schools in the UK. Included part-time supervision of academic activities.

Position


Job title: Student Ambassador
Employer: The University of Manchester
Date of employment: 2017-2018
Summary of role:

Guiding tours of prospective students and parents around the University campus.

Position


Job title: Year in Industry Student
Employer: Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Ministry of Defence)
Date of employment: October 2012-September 2013
Summary of role:

Working in the Biological Sensing & Identification Systems team, in the Detection Department, using antibody-based systems to detect and identify biological agents; also gained microbiological, field trial and animal husbandry experience.

Position


Job title: Customer Service Representative
Employer: Dominos Pizza
Date of employment: September 2015- September 2016
Summary of role:

Part-time work during University term running the front desk, telephones, and pizza-making.

Position


Job title: Tutor
Employer: The Tutor Trust
Date of employment: February 2015-December 2016
Summary of role:

Tutoring English and Maths to primary school children from disadvantaged areas.

Position


Job title: Cleaner
Employer: Dazzle Cleaning
Date of employment: January 2013- May 2015
Summary of role:

Part-time work cleaning domestic and business properties in Manchester area.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I want to teach in South Korea because it is the perfect opportunity to combine personal with professional development. On the one hand, I would be able to enrich my teaching knowledge and skills by working in a different system, and through the challenges presented by working with students who do not speak English as their first language. I have tried a wide range of work and found working with children to be the most rewarding. I like that every day is different and that you get to meet some great people. I enjoy seeing students really engage, and the pleasure and confidence which comes in the moment that they realise they understand. I also like learning about other cultures, and children are usually so enthusiastic about sharing their world, and open to learning about new ones. I also like the way in which teaching combines creativity and fun with productivity. A good knowledge of English, as with any language, opens up a multitude of opportunities for students; from travel, to studying abroad and international jobs. Being a beneficiary of such experiences myself, I understand how much can be gained from such opportunities. As someone who likes reading, I also value the fact that learning English enables access to a vast store of academic knowledge and some beautiful literature. Moreover, having studied some medieval translation at university, I have come to really love my language; particularly how ethnically diverse and curious it is. As such, I like sharing English with others, and seeing it in new ways through their eyes. At the same time, I really enjoy learning new languages. I studied German for two years at University, took some classes in Russian, and am currently learning Italian; Korean presents a completely new kind of challenge! I came to the realisation that I enjoy learning languages very late, because I did not like language lessons in school, and it was such a missed opportunity. Since then, I’ve had some incredible teachers, and I want to share the benefit of my and their experience with others; in particular, in creating a positive, fun environment in which students are not afraid to ask questions and ask for help. Moreover, I would like to inspire my love of learning languages, which is essentially a being interested in and seeking new ways of seeing and expressing the world, in others. I’m also considering taking a translation masters in a couple of years, and thus teaching a language, particularly in an overseas environment, would be very productive.
On the other hand, I want to teach in South Korea because it offers opportunities for great personal development. I grew up in a small English village, which was very comfortable and familiar, but somewhat confining. I moved to Manchester because it is a very international, very open, and very cosmopolitan city, and I wanted to broaden my horizons. I decided to study English Literature at University precisely because it offered the opportunity to find, and critically engage with, new ways of seeing the world. However, I have lived in Manchester for six years now and I feel the time is right to move on. Moving abroad just feels like a natural evolution of the choices I’ve been making; such as learning new languages, increasing travel, and an increasingly international friendship and acquaintance group. While moving to any new country presents certain challenges, I would like to step completely out of my comfort zone; hence South Korea. I like South Korean culture; the way in which it combines traditional elements with great energy and innovation, and I want to know more. While travelling offers the opportunity to encounter other ways of life, I don’t believe that it offers the understanding and possibilities for personal development which come from living and working in another country. In an increasingly international world, and especially in lieu of recent nationalist trends and fraught political relations, I think that this understanding, and most importantly being open to other ways of life is becoming ever more important. As such, I like to take a leap and go to South Korea to teach!

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I have some experience of living overseas, and thus am aware of many of the challenges presented by living abroad. I am a flexible, active person who wants to fully immerse myself in South Korean culture and life. I enjoy trying new things and I’m specifically looking to step out of my comfort zone. I’ve also lived and worked in a variety of international environments, and travelled. Through these experiences I have increasingly come to recognise that I am a curious person who likes to engage with and appreciates other cultures and people with different views and perspectives on the world. With regards to teaching, I have experience working with children in a range of environments; including one-on-one tutor, supervising small groups, volunteering in a range of schools, live-in volunteering with children with a range of disabilities, and working as a housemistress caring for around thirty teenage girls from a range of nationalities. Having been on the receiving end of learning several languages, and having lived overseas, I understand the demands of learning and communicating in a foreign language, and am prepared for the flexibility required in teaching one. I am also currently working towards my TEFL to underpin my personal experiences with technical knowledge. I know what to expect from the South Korean education system; having done my own research, and having friends who have taught English in South Korea (with Flying Cows), as well as in a variety of other countries around the world. I’ve thus chosen to apply to teach in South Korea specifically because I think the structure of the education system, as well as the country, would suit me.

Additional information:

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Isobel
Teacher ID: 8097
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 30th October 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference, City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English Literature
University / Institution: University of Manchester
Grade: First
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: No
Education comments:

I am currently in the process of working towards an online London Teacher Training College’s Certificate in TEFL (120 hours).

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Residential Assistant Housemistres
Employer: Etherton Education
Date of employment: July-August 2018, August-Steptember 2019.
Summary of role:

Caring for international students, aged 10 – 17, undertaking academic pre-sessional studies prior to joining schools in the UK. Included part-time supervision of academic activities.

Position


Job title: Student Ambassador
Employer: The University of Manchester
Date of employment: 2017-2018
Summary of role:

Guiding tours of prospective students and parents around the University campus.

Position


Job title: Year in Industry Student
Employer: Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Ministry of Defence)
Date of employment: October 2012-September 2013
Summary of role:

Working in the Biological Sensing & Identification Systems team, in the Detection Department, using antibody-based systems to detect and identify biological agents; also gained microbiological, field trial and animal husbandry experience.

Position


Job title: Customer Service Representative
Employer: Dominos Pizza
Date of employment: September 2015- September 2016
Summary of role:

Part-time work during University term running the front desk, telephones, and pizza-making.

Position


Job title: Tutor
Employer: The Tutor Trust
Date of employment: February 2015-December 2016
Summary of role:

Tutoring English and Maths to primary school children from disadvantaged areas.

Position


Job title: Cleaner
Employer: Dazzle Cleaning
Date of employment: January 2013- May 2015
Summary of role:

Part-time work cleaning domestic and business properties in Manchester area.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I want to teach in South Korea because it is the perfect opportunity to combine personal with professional development. On the one hand, I would be able to enrich my teaching knowledge and skills by working in a different system, and through the challenges presented by working with students who do not speak English as their first language. I have tried a wide range of work and found working with children to be the most rewarding. I like that every day is different and that you get to meet some great people. I enjoy seeing students really engage, and the pleasure and confidence which comes in the moment that they realise they understand. I also like learning about other cultures, and children are usually so enthusiastic about sharing their world, and open to learning about new ones. I also like the way in which teaching combines creativity and fun with productivity. A good knowledge of English, as with any language, opens up a multitude of opportunities for students; from travel, to studying abroad and international jobs. Being a beneficiary of such experiences myself, I understand how much can be gained from such opportunities. As someone who likes reading, I also value the fact that learning English enables access to a vast store of academic knowledge and some beautiful literature. Moreover, having studied some medieval translation at university, I have come to really love my language; particularly how ethnically diverse and curious it is. As such, I like sharing English with others, and seeing it in new ways through their eyes. At the same time, I really enjoy learning new languages. I studied German for two years at University, took some classes in Russian, and am currently learning Italian; Korean presents a completely new kind of challenge! I came to the realisation that I enjoy learning languages very late, because I did not like language lessons in school, and it was such a missed opportunity. Since then, I’ve had some incredible teachers, and I want to share the benefit of my and their experience with others; in particular, in creating a positive, fun environment in which students are not afraid to ask questions and ask for help. Moreover, I would like to inspire my love of learning languages, which is essentially a being interested in and seeking new ways of seeing and expressing the world, in others. I’m also considering taking a translation masters in a couple of years, and thus teaching a language, particularly in an overseas environment, would be very productive.
On the other hand, I want to teach in South Korea because it offers opportunities for great personal development. I grew up in a small English village, which was very comfortable and familiar, but somewhat confining. I moved to Manchester because it is a very international, very open, and very cosmopolitan city, and I wanted to broaden my horizons. I decided to study English Literature at University precisely because it offered the opportunity to find, and critically engage with, new ways of seeing the world. However, I have lived in Manchester for six years now and I feel the time is right to move on. Moving abroad just feels like a natural evolution of the choices I’ve been making; such as learning new languages, increasing travel, and an increasingly international friendship and acquaintance group. While moving to any new country presents certain challenges, I would like to step completely out of my comfort zone; hence South Korea. I like South Korean culture; the way in which it combines traditional elements with great energy and innovation, and I want to know more. While travelling offers the opportunity to encounter other ways of life, I don’t believe that it offers the understanding and possibilities for personal development which come from living and working in another country. In an increasingly international world, and especially in lieu of recent nationalist trends and fraught political relations, I think that this understanding, and most importantly being open to other ways of life is becoming ever more important. As such, I like to take a leap and go to South Korea to teach!

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I have some experience of living overseas, and thus am aware of many of the challenges presented by living abroad. I am a flexible, active person who wants to fully immerse myself in South Korean culture and life. I enjoy trying new things and I’m specifically looking to step out of my comfort zone. I’ve also lived and worked in a variety of international environments, and travelled. Through these experiences I have increasingly come to recognise that I am a curious person who likes to engage with and appreciates other cultures and people with different views and perspectives on the world. With regards to teaching, I have experience working with children in a range of environments; including one-on-one tutor, supervising small groups, volunteering in a range of schools, live-in volunteering with children with a range of disabilities, and working as a housemistress caring for around thirty teenage girls from a range of nationalities. Having been on the receiving end of learning several languages, and having lived overseas, I understand the demands of learning and communicating in a foreign language, and am prepared for the flexibility required in teaching one. I am also currently working towards my TEFL to underpin my personal experiences with technical knowledge. I know what to expect from the South Korean education system; having done my own research, and having friends who have taught English in South Korea (with Flying Cows), as well as in a variety of other countries around the world. I’ve thus chosen to apply to teach in South Korea specifically because I think the structure of the education system, as well as the country, would suit me.

Additional information: