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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Francis
Teacher ID: 9850
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 24th June 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English Language and Linguistics
University / Institution: University of Leeds
Grade: N/A – will graduate in summer of 2020
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

The OCR Level 3 Diploma allows me to write business professional emails, letters and also have a good command of all the Microsoft Office software.

In terms of my TEFL certificate, I plan on taking a TEFL course online upon consideration of my application and will aim to complete it as soon as I can after graduation.

Work Experience

Position


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

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Korea has given me a lot of happiness and joy throughout my life and after all my experiences self-teaching Korean to myself since 2012, I have learnt so much about this amazing country from media, conversations with other Koreans, going to Korea myself and a lot of personal research. Teaching, especially English teaching, has been a passion of mine since I was young. English and literacy is a subject not only in itself, but it gives access to other subjects and being able to have this opportunity to help other people grow is something that I want to do. Especially in Korea, I have heard from so many Korean people that they need help with their English speaking skills and I would love to give back to the community and country that has given me a lot of happiness.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

After all my experiences of doing language exchange 3-4 times a week for almost 3 years now and talking with so many different Koreans from different walks of life all brought together by a desire to learn English, I am confident that I have a good knowledge of the common issues that Koreans have when learning English. With my degree being in Linguistics and my speciality being in second language acquisition (how adults learn second languages) and conversational linguistics combined with my 8 years’ of experience teaching myself Korean and 3 years’ of experience with language exchange, I have a good basis of knowledge for the most effective ways to learn another language, backed by research I was able to do throughout my degree.

Compared to other candidates who may not have a linguistics degree, studying language for so long has given me the sensitivity to language and the ability to analyse it. Therefore, I am more comfortable and confident in explaining linguistic phenomenon and grammar if needed. After doing a lot of linguistic research, I am also able to adapt my lesson material and lesson plans based on the goals of the lesson and students to teach English in the best way possible.

I can also speak Korean to a semi-fluent level comfortably so this can help with communication at times where I may need to speak with the students’ parents or my colleagues to provide the students with the best education possible.

Additional information:

As stated on my CV, I was the secretary for the Korean society at my university and I also possess an OCR Level 3 Diploma for Microsoft Office. This means that I am also comfortable working with technology and doing the administrative work that a teacher may need to do at a school and am confident I can do this to a high standard – both in English and Korean.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Francis
Teacher ID: 9850
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 24th June 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English Language and Linguistics
University / Institution: University of Leeds
Grade: N/A – will graduate in summer of 2020
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

The OCR Level 3 Diploma allows me to write business professional emails, letters and also have a good command of all the Microsoft Office software.

In terms of my TEFL certificate, I plan on taking a TEFL course online upon consideration of my application and will aim to complete it as soon as I can after graduation.

Work Experience

Position


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

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Korea has given me a lot of happiness and joy throughout my life and after all my experiences self-teaching Korean to myself since 2012, I have learnt so much about this amazing country from media, conversations with other Koreans, going to Korea myself and a lot of personal research. Teaching, especially English teaching, has been a passion of mine since I was young. English and literacy is a subject not only in itself, but it gives access to other subjects and being able to have this opportunity to help other people grow is something that I want to do. Especially in Korea, I have heard from so many Korean people that they need help with their English speaking skills and I would love to give back to the community and country that has given me a lot of happiness.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

After all my experiences of doing language exchange 3-4 times a week for almost 3 years now and talking with so many different Koreans from different walks of life all brought together by a desire to learn English, I am confident that I have a good knowledge of the common issues that Koreans have when learning English. With my degree being in Linguistics and my speciality being in second language acquisition (how adults learn second languages) and conversational linguistics combined with my 8 years’ of experience teaching myself Korean and 3 years’ of experience with language exchange, I have a good basis of knowledge for the most effective ways to learn another language, backed by research I was able to do throughout my degree.

Compared to other candidates who may not have a linguistics degree, studying language for so long has given me the sensitivity to language and the ability to analyse it. Therefore, I am more comfortable and confident in explaining linguistic phenomenon and grammar if needed. After doing a lot of linguistic research, I am also able to adapt my lesson material and lesson plans based on the goals of the lesson and students to teach English in the best way possible.

I can also speak Korean to a semi-fluent level comfortably so this can help with communication at times where I may need to speak with the students’ parents or my colleagues to provide the students with the best education possible.

Additional information:

As stated on my CV, I was the secretary for the Korean society at my university and I also possess an OCR Level 3 Diploma for Microsoft Office. This means that I am also comfortable working with technology and doing the administrative work that a teacher may need to do at a school and am confident I can do this to a high standard – both in English and Korean.