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General » 2 Years After I earned my TESOL Certificate... Wow!
It all started two years ago. Who would have thought I’d be living and teaching in South Korea?! Not me! While pushing through my final year at UPEI, I met Jim Pellegrini from Global TESOL. Taking the course has been one of the best decisions of my life! I never thought I could change so much in just five days. During the course I learned a lot about myself and it opened new doors I never knew existed. Talking with my fellow students and Jim really helped me to focus on what I wanted to do, and how to live for myself. Upon completing the course, I worked as a Global TESOL recruiter. I assisted Jim for two courses held in Charlottetown, PEI. During these courses, I witnessed huge transformations of the students. It was an eye-opening experience, which showed me what this course can do for people, and the opportunities available upon receiving the certificate.

It took me no time at all to get a job. Once I arrived in Korea and met my coworkers and students, I fell in love. Yes, I was homesick, but that didn’t last long. Soon after my arrival, Korea felt like home. There are so many great people from all over the world and we’re all here doing the same thing. We all share a passion for teaching. With this common connection, I’ve discovered my lifetime friends.

Looking back at my first year in South Korea, I’ve seen enormous improvements by all of my students. Teaching has become my hobby, rather than just a job. I rarely feel like I am going to work because I have so much fun with my students. Yes, I have challenging days, but who doesn’t? Whether it’s homesickness, physical illness, or cultural differences, what truly picks me up on days like those are my students, friends, and family. I’ve had amazing support from my friends and family back home and I was lucky enough to have my mother come for a visit. I was so proud to show her around my new “home”.

Since moving here, I have learned so much about the culture, the language, and the people. I have learned mostly from my students, as they want to teach me as much as I teach them. It’s an ongoing learning experience. I can wholeheartedly say I learn something new every day. I am able to speak a little bit of the language and converse with the locals, which has improved my life here.

This entire experience has made me a stronger, more outgoing, and more positive person. I would highly suggest taking the opportunity to move abroad. You will learn so much about yourself. Like I said, I never would have imagined myself where I am today. This past year, I have had amazing, life-changing experiences which has led me to stay another year in South Korea.

With Love,
Lindsay Strout
General » 2 Years After I earned my TESOL Certificate... Wow!
It all started two years ago. Who would have thought I’d be living and teaching in South Korea?! Not me! While pushing through my final year at UPEI, I met Jim Pellegrini from Global TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). After exploring the details and benefits, I decided to take the course to become a certified English teacher. It turns out this was, by far, one of the best decisions of my life! I never thought I could change so much in just five days. During the course I learned a lot about myself and it opened new doors I never knew existed. Talking with my fellow students and Jim really helped me to focus on what I wanted to do, and how to live for myself. Upon completing the course, I worked as a Global TESOL recruiter. I assisted Jim for two courses held in Charlottetown, PEI. During these courses, I witnessed huge transformations of the students. It was an eye-opening experience, which showed me what this course can do for people, and the opportunities available upon receiving the certificate.

It took me no time at all to get a job. Once I arrived in Korea and met my coworkers and students, I fell in love. Yes, I was homesick, but that didn’t last long. Soon after my arrival, Korea felt like home. There are so many great people from all over the world and we’re all here doing the same thing. We all share a passion for teaching. With this common connection, I’ve discovered my lifetime friends.

Looking back at my first year in South Korea, I’ve seen enormous improvements by all of my students. Teaching has become my hobby, rather than just a job. I rarely feel like I am going to work because I have so much fun with my students. Yes, I have challenging days, but who doesn’t? Whether it’s homesickness, physical illness, or cultural differences, what truly picks me up on days like those are my students, friends, and family. I’ve had amazing support from my friends and family back home and I was lucky enough to have my mother come for a visit. I was so proud to show her around my new “home”.

Since moving here, I have learned so much about the culture, the language, and the people. I have learned mostly from my students, as they want to teach me as much as I teach them. It’s an ongoing learning experience. I can wholeheartedly say I learn something new every day. I am able to speak a little bit of the language and converse with the locals, which has improved my life here.

This entire experience has made me a stronger, more outgoing, and more positive person. I would highly suggest taking the opportunity to move abroad. You will learn so much about yourself. Like I said, I never would have imagined myself where I am today. This past year, I have had amazing, life-changing experiences which has led me to stay another year in South Korea.

With Love,
Lindsay Strout
General » Online English Teaching
I am interested in teaching English online but am not sure how to go about it. Anyone have any suggestions and experience in this method?
General » Online English Teaching
I am interested in teaching English online but am not sure how to go about it. Anyone have any suggestions and experience in this method?
General » Fresh Tesol Graduate looking for work in Latin America
Hi Tristan,

I am currently living in Panama, not teaching English right now, but would feel confident finding a job quite easily. Although it depends where exactly you want to go, from my experience, most employers usually expect you to be in Latin America/the city you want to teach in before hiring. It could be quite difficult to secure employment before arrival. You would usually be responsible for travel costs, accommodations, etc. Wages are usually enough to live, but not necessarily save a lot. Do some research of language schools online for a contact starting point and apply :)

Hope this helps!
General » Fresh Tesol Graduate looking for work in Latin America
Hi Tristan,

I am currently living in Panama, not teaching English right now, but would feel confident finding a job quite easily. Although it depends where exactly you want to go, from my experience, most employers usually expect you to be in Latin America/the city you want to teach in before hiring. It could be quite difficult to secure employment before arrival. You would usually be responsible for travel costs, accommodations, etc. Wages are usually enough to live, but not necessarily save a lot. Do some research of language schools online for a contact starting point and apply :)

Hope this helps!
General » Fresh Tesol Graduate looking for work in Latin America
Hi Tristan,

I am currently living in Panama, not teaching English right now, but would feel confident finding a job quite easily. Although it depends where exactly you want to go, from my experience, most employers usually expect you to be in Latin America/the city you want to teach in before hiring. It could be quite difficult to secure employment before arrival. You would usually be responsible for travel costs, accommodations, etc. Wages are usually enough to live, but not necessarily save a lot. Do some research of language schools online for a contact starting point and apply :)

Hope this helps!
General » My Story Teaching Overseas
click the link to read about my story teaching in Shanghai after the Global TESOL program! http://thecadreupei.com/2015/11/19/the-unforeseen-student/
General » Teaching in Shanghai after TESOL
So far I'm in my second week of teaching in Shanghai and loving it!! The people here are truly amazing...some of the kindest, funniest, caring and most accommodating people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They would do anything for me and literally have dropped everything at times to help me get settled into my job and the city. I am so humbled being here. My students are so lovely as well!! They are always SO happy to see little ol me...even walking by on campus they will go out of their way to greet me, compliment me, or even just wave with huge smiles. I've never felt so special as I do here helping them learn English! :) They all LOVE foreign teachers sooo much!! This job may be considered easy for us natural English speakers, but it is one that is very rewarding. I cannot wait to see the progress in my students. I am so proud of them all for trying
General » 6 Month Contract
Hello, My name is Michaela and I am looking for an english teaching job. I prefer a 6 month contract and would like to start in January 2016. I possess a bachelor degree in Child Health and Psychology as well as a TESOL certificate with a specialization in teaching children english. I also have plenty of volunteer experience working with children.

Some places that interest me include:
1) Latin and South America (Costa Rica!?)
2) Europe
3) Thailand or Vietnam

Please let me know if you think that I would be a good fit.