THREE YEARS WITH GLOBAL TESOL COLLEGE

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What started as just a five day training course turned into a journey of three years and counting...

When coming into the course all I wanted to do is to go away and teach English for a few months and then come back and start a career in public relations. I had no idea that signing up for this course would open up a whole new world for me and would change my life forever.

I've taught in Guatemala for two years in a call centre as well as in a private language school. When my contract was over I was hooked on travelling and teaching and wanted to go to a different country but instead got an offer to work for Global TESOL College as a director of international operations and later also as an international TESOL instructor.

I've had the pleasure of working with Global TESOL College and Jim Pellegrini for the last three years. Through out this journey I've traveled to different countries providing TESOL training. I have noticed the amazing transformation of students' dreams becoming a reality after taking this course and embarking on their overseas adventure.

When my students tell me they cannot find jobs in their home country I cannot wait for them to send me their resumes. Just the thought of knowing there are more than 30, 000 teaching jobs available on our job bank alone confirms that I've done the right thing of accepting this job offer.
Nothing is more rewarding than being able to help another person. To hear the excitement in their voices, the nervous look in their eyes - they finally got an offer, they are finally able to travel, to see a new country, to learn about a new culture - this is what it's all about. Realizing our dreams and helping others realize theirs.

TESOL around the world is continuing to gain momentum and popularity and being the world's largest TESOL organization and registered with the government of Canada, Global TESOL College is always present at international government fairs and expos. I was recently requested by Jim Pellegrini to represent the company at a Government of Canada Fair in Shanghai, China and my Director was just in Sweden at a Canadian Embassy Display at one of the largest world Youth Fairs.

My latest adventure with Global TESOL College is just in time for my three year anniversary. I am so proud and honoured to travel as a representative of the college with Premier Kathleen Wynne who will lead her first business mission to Japan and South Korea to strengthen economic ties, create new partnerships and encourage investment in Ontario.

I am looking forward to seeing what other adventures life will bring and to the next three years with Global TESOL College!

"Don't let your dreams be dreams" - Jack Johnson
I want to thank you so much for this post, and all the hard work you have put into Global TESOL College, providing training and being an inspiration to all of us aspiring teachers/travelers!

I started the advanced diploma course online a few months ago. After spending a month in Thailand as a volunteer English teacher, I was so inspired while over there, and realized the passion I have for teaching and making a difference around the world. Though I do find myself in doubts; questioning if I will be a good fit once I have completed my exams, or if I will find any jobs over seas at all, but this post has solidified my dream and gave me the boost of motivation I need to complete the course and go for it!

I hope to one day be able to apply my skills to the industry, as well as make Global TESOL College proud of their teachers and the training they provide for us.

Thank you again Kat! :)