Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Jessica
Teacher ID: 8338
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st December 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: MA
Degree Subject: Linguistics
University / Institution: University of Kent
Grade: Awaiting Classification (Expected: Distinction)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Grade will be announced on 27/9/2019

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Residential Activity Leader
Employer: Concorde International
Date of employment: July 2018-August 2019
Summary of role:

-Providing a cultural and learning experience through engaging with international students, aged 8-18 years (including groups from South Korea)
-Planning, organising and running a variety of activities
-Leading excursions to locations throughout the UK with the responsibility of monitoring large groups of students
-Providing pastoral care and ensuring the welfare of the students

Position


Job title: Teacher(Volunteer)
Employer: ESOL for young refugees
Date of employment: Jan 2017-June 2018
Summary of role:

-Working closely with the students to facilitate learning of English grammar and vocabulary assisted by Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support
-Interacting with students with very low-level English, enhancing my own communication skills
-Encouraging students with low self-esteem, developing a strong ability to motivate others

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Whilst studying English at university, I began to realise the immense impact of this language throughout the world, and the vast opportunities that are provided to its speakers. Having taught English as a foreign language within my own country, and felt rewarded by the profound effects it had on the students’ lives, I now want to teach overseas, to make a difference in the lives of children globally, and provide children with opportunities, that I was born privileged to. My eagerness to teach overseas is further motivated by my keenness to travel and immerse myself in different cultures, whilst wanting to work in a role that will allow me to directly utilise skills and knowledge that I have acquired from my studies.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

Not only do I have a firm theoretical background from undertaking modules in English Language teaching and Learning and Teaching languages, but I also have practical experience working with and teaching children and young adults. Modules in English Language teaching have provided me with knowledge regarding the assessment of learners’ competence and needs, lesson planning, classroom organisation, language teaching and providing feedback. Practical application of this knowledge was also required as assessment was based on planning and delivering an English lesson. Modules in learning and teaching languages, have provided me with knowledge of second language acquisition theories and how they relate to teaching and learning methods, strategies, approaches and techniques. My practical experience also comes from working to engage and communicate with international children within my role as an activity leader at a summer camp. I have also worked with English children in various age groups, as a student ambassador for my university. However, the experience which is most relevant to working as a teacher overseas, is my work volunteering to teach English to refugees with low-language proficiency. Here I demonstrated my ability to apply knowledge from my degree in a practical situation, by assessing learners needs, and adapting my language and techniques to the students. This ability to adapt is something which will be invaluable not only within the classroom, but within life in a new country.

Additional information:

Applying with Frazer Kearl

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Jessica
Teacher ID: 8338
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st December 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: MA
Degree Subject: Linguistics
University / Institution: University of Kent
Grade: Awaiting Classification (Expected: Distinction)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Grade will be announced on 27/9/2019

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Residential Activity Leader
Employer: Concorde International
Date of employment: July 2018-August 2019
Summary of role:

-Providing a cultural and learning experience through engaging with international students, aged 8-18 years (including groups from South Korea)
-Planning, organising and running a variety of activities
-Leading excursions to locations throughout the UK with the responsibility of monitoring large groups of students
-Providing pastoral care and ensuring the welfare of the students

Position


Job title: Teacher(Volunteer)
Employer: ESOL for young refugees
Date of employment: Jan 2017-June 2018
Summary of role:

-Working closely with the students to facilitate learning of English grammar and vocabulary assisted by Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support
-Interacting with students with very low-level English, enhancing my own communication skills
-Encouraging students with low self-esteem, developing a strong ability to motivate others

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Whilst studying English at university, I began to realise the immense impact of this language throughout the world, and the vast opportunities that are provided to its speakers. Having taught English as a foreign language within my own country, and felt rewarded by the profound effects it had on the students’ lives, I now want to teach overseas, to make a difference in the lives of children globally, and provide children with opportunities, that I was born privileged to. My eagerness to teach overseas is further motivated by my keenness to travel and immerse myself in different cultures, whilst wanting to work in a role that will allow me to directly utilise skills and knowledge that I have acquired from my studies.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

Not only do I have a firm theoretical background from undertaking modules in English Language teaching and Learning and Teaching languages, but I also have practical experience working with and teaching children and young adults. Modules in English Language teaching have provided me with knowledge regarding the assessment of learners’ competence and needs, lesson planning, classroom organisation, language teaching and providing feedback. Practical application of this knowledge was also required as assessment was based on planning and delivering an English lesson. Modules in learning and teaching languages, have provided me with knowledge of second language acquisition theories and how they relate to teaching and learning methods, strategies, approaches and techniques. My practical experience also comes from working to engage and communicate with international children within my role as an activity leader at a summer camp. I have also worked with English children in various age groups, as a student ambassador for my university. However, the experience which is most relevant to working as a teacher overseas, is my work volunteering to teach English to refugees with low-language proficiency. Here I demonstrated my ability to apply knowledge from my degree in a practical situation, by assessing learners needs, and adapting my language and techniques to the students. This ability to adapt is something which will be invaluable not only within the classroom, but within life in a new country.

Additional information:

Applying with Frazer Kearl