teaching

Teaching English as a Foreign language in Medellin, Colombia

My teaching experience in Colombia will be completely different to others who have also taught there. If you have ever wanted to teach abroad, Colombia is a great country to start with its relaxed culture, friendly people and beautiful cities. I initially wanted to teach in Colombia for 2 reasons:…
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Arriving in Medellin, Colombia

I was excited to start living in this town or well the south of it because I had heard such good things about it. When teaching in Australia, I had many Colombian students, who, when I asked them, recommended this city to me. With the program I am participating in, Greenheart…
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SENA and Volunteers Colombia orientation

It’s time to start my orientation and actually settle in Colombia for a few months. I hadn’t worked since being in Australia and that was just under 5 months ago. Back to the work life will be slightly hard but at least it’s in another country, where I get to…
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Teaching ESL to adults in Sydney

Just under a year ago I moved to Sydney as a friend was living here. In no time I managed to get myself a job as a teacher, teaching English as a foreign language to Adults. Looking back now, when I first started I was so lucky to find a…
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A typical teaching day in Bangkok

From working in Thailand as a teacher for the last 6 months, I thought I would give some insight into my typical day at school. To start with, I am in an all-girls private school in the centre of Bangkok so my experience will be very different from others who…
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Life needs to slow down…

As I lay here and wonder… It’s an early Saturday morning and I’m lying in bed. Why am I awake so early? Did I stay up from a night out? Have I got somewhere to be? On a weekday, I usually wake up this early for work and my body…
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Have I gone into the wrong school?

Waking up early was a slight shock to system. After travelling some distance on several different public transport, I had arrived at a school different to mine for my first day of teaching in Thailand. With excited children piling through the front gates, I squeezed passed them to the farong…
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The feeling of your first day at school: Thai style

Today was my first day working in Thailand. Well… Sort of. I had training with my agent. With my phone buzzing against my bedside table, it was time to get myself out of bed. Once my housemate and I were ready, we took the journey to our agents office. Through…
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ICS Tearfund South Africa: Personal Journey

Over the last few years my passion for traveling has developed, where I am constantly looking to book flights to a new country to explore or researching new places or reading masses of traveling blogs a day. Before this, I’ve always had it engraved in me to go through the…
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