March 26, 2012

I’m a TEFL Certified Teacher

Yaaaay! I’ve finally completed my TEFL courses!

Being an English teacher in Indonesia is easy. I was majoring in English Education back when I was studying in university. There were lots of teaching opportunities in Indonesia, but I wasn’t interested in them at all. I didn’t want to be a teacher because I believed that teaching was boring. Yet, when I worked for ELTI, slowly but sure, I began to fall in love with this profession.

My employer used to tell me that I am a natural teacher. I teach naturally, using my own teaching style (it means being crazy in front of the students), and the students adore me (hahaha). I am not ashamed of being ‘weird’ in front of the students, miming ‘sophisticated’ movements or imitating ‘antique’ sounds. I guess that is what makes students go ‘wild’ in class, hahaha.

So now in Spain, I want to be an English teacher, too. I once taught a Spanish student during summer, but I want more. I realize that when I want to teach in Spain, I need to have, at least, a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate. And so I joined that course.

I finished my TEFL course in December last year, and I’ve recently finished my Business English and Teaching English to Young Learners courses. I really CAN’T wait to teach! Later in May, there will be a job fair in Cόrdoba, which, of course, I’m attending. I hope I can show the employers there how qualified I am though I am not a native speaker (yes, those employers normally want native speakers). I may not be a native speaker, but I sure can teach. And speak English fluently, of course. And I have that native accent, by the way (though I haven’t spoken English for nearly 2 years).

Wish me luck! I am confident that with these certificates (plus my other qualifications) I can get a GREAT teaching job in a famous English academy (hehehe). Cross my fingers! 

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