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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Benjamin
Teacher ID: 8450
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 21st October 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Architecture
University / Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Grade: 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
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Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I am currently undergoing my TEFL 120 hour online course so whilst I don’t yet have the certificate, I am working on it.

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Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have had the absolute pleasure living abroad twice: once in Seville, Spain and later in Venice, Italy. Both experiences were related to my architectural studies and have been pivotal moments in my life. I often tell people that I’ve been two people in my life; the person I was before living abroad and the person after. My first time abroad in Seville was certainly a culture shock. I didn’t speak the language very well, I had never worked professionally as an architect before and every day seemed like it had new surprises waiting to spring on me. But every single moment was a delight. Something about being thrown in at the deep end works for me, and having experienced this twice in my life now, my passion is to keep challenging myself in this way. This opportunity would certainly be another culture shock, but it’s one that I embrace. It’s the opportunity to keep learning.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

In my time abroad, I was never required to learn either language but I enrolled on courses in both countries to learn them. I do not exaggerate when I say that I enjoyed my time learning Italian and Spanish moreso than my architectural studies. It is often said that through learning foreign languages, you learn a lot about your own. And it is completely true, Spanish and Italian share strong grammatical ties and were both helped by my knowledge of French. These three languages together opened my eyes to why certain parts of the English language are the way they are; from sentence structures to the basic etymology of certain words and phrases. The more languages I learn, the more my own language seems to make sense.
It is through my experience learning these languages that I feel would greatly benefit my ability to teach English. I have sat in a classroom where a teacher is speaking a language that I don’t understand and I’ve come out of the other end having the confidence to speak it a few months later.

I consider myself to by bubbly, funny, approachable and I put my all in to everything I do.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Benjamin
Teacher ID: 8450
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 21st October 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Architecture
University / Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Grade: 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I am currently undergoing my TEFL 120 hour online course so whilst I don’t yet have the certificate, I am working on it.

Work Experience

Position


Job title:
Employer:
Date of employment:
Summary of role:

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have had the absolute pleasure living abroad twice: once in Seville, Spain and later in Venice, Italy. Both experiences were related to my architectural studies and have been pivotal moments in my life. I often tell people that I’ve been two people in my life; the person I was before living abroad and the person after. My first time abroad in Seville was certainly a culture shock. I didn’t speak the language very well, I had never worked professionally as an architect before and every day seemed like it had new surprises waiting to spring on me. But every single moment was a delight. Something about being thrown in at the deep end works for me, and having experienced this twice in my life now, my passion is to keep challenging myself in this way. This opportunity would certainly be another culture shock, but it’s one that I embrace. It’s the opportunity to keep learning.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

In my time abroad, I was never required to learn either language but I enrolled on courses in both countries to learn them. I do not exaggerate when I say that I enjoyed my time learning Italian and Spanish moreso than my architectural studies. It is often said that through learning foreign languages, you learn a lot about your own. And it is completely true, Spanish and Italian share strong grammatical ties and were both helped by my knowledge of French. These three languages together opened my eyes to why certain parts of the English language are the way they are; from sentence structures to the basic etymology of certain words and phrases. The more languages I learn, the more my own language seems to make sense.
It is through my experience learning these languages that I feel would greatly benefit my ability to teach English. I have sat in a classroom where a teacher is speaking a language that I don’t understand and I’ve come out of the other end having the confidence to speak it a few months later.

I consider myself to by bubbly, funny, approachable and I put my all in to everything I do.

Additional information: