TEFL Teaching Testimonial

TEFL Teaching Testimonial

TEFL teaching isn’t the average job. The job is fast paced and fun with endless personal rewards. As a teacher, you can really get to know your students, watch them learn, grow and progress, into confident English speakers. There’s no job like it. As well as a rewarding job, TEFL teachers can enjoy travel opportunities that may not be as accessible in other professions. As a part of the feedback process, EF collects TEFL teaching testimonials to help make teachers journeys as rewarding as possible. Follow some of their stories below and see why you should take the plunge and start a new overseas adventure.

 

 

CHRISTINA LINANE

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In one sentence, describe a major accomplishment while teaching abroad with English First or describe you favourite EF moment.

My favourite EF moment is anytimeI can help a student with a problem that has been frustrating them for a long time and hearing how happy they are to make a breakthrough that is meaningful to them.

 

What brought you to teaching in China and working with English First? 

I adore China and jumped at the chance to come for a year and live here while teaching something that I love.

 

What advice do you have for anyone thinking of making the move to work with English First in China but might be too afraid to? 

You only live once. Take a chance. EF is supportive every step of the way. You are not alone when you get here. You will have the support and guidance you need to succeed in China and to start a new adventure. The work is very rewarding, and the experience is valuable and unforgettable.

 

Describe your favourite China adventure

Climbing Mount Emi in Emishan is my favourite adventure to date. The views are spectacular. It looks like all of the beautiful landscape paintings of China I have come to adore. 

 

What are some major things you learned while teaching abroad? 

It doesn’t have to be just a dream. It is something you can really do. I only regret not trying it sooner.

 

 


 

 

MELISSA LEI

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In one sentence, describe a major accomplishment while teaching abroad with English First or describe you favourite EF moment.

My favourite EF moment so far was in a Small Stars class during a spelling race game, one student hugged another and wished them good luck.

 

What brought you to teaching in China and working with English First? 

I came to China in search of new and exciting experiences. EF was a clear choice because of their pre-arrival set-up; flights temporary accommodation and the arrival support.

 

What advice do you have for anyone thinking of making the move to work with English First in China but might be too afraid to? 

My advice is to practice being laid back about things, some things will inevitably go wrong. No, you are not being specifically targeted. Get yourself a strong coffee, make it Irish and everything will be okay, help is always there.

 

Describe your favourite China adventure

China is a place for many adventures if you dare to embark on one, there are tonnes of things going on all the time, from the artistic to the adventurous. Look for adventures and you will surely find them.

 

What are some major things you learned while teaching abroad? 

Teaching isn’t easy, but it is something that you can work on and improve on so long as you are willing to make the effort, and the effort is worth it. Most importantly, be yourself and have fun!

 

 


 

 

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