Good morning/afternoon/evening or as we would say here in Indonesia Selamat pagi/siang/sore. I hope all you new or experienced teachers are well and good. The purpose of my blog will be to give you an insight into what life is like as a TEFL/TESOL teacher, I will be reporting on the goings on in Indonesia.
First Let me tell you about myself; I am 23 years old and come originally from Derbyshire, Alfreton if you want to be pedantic about it. Before I became a teacher I had been working in call centers or sales since I was 18 years old. The last of my jobs back home was working for an international online casino company in the heart of London earning, with commission, a very acceptable salary.
Now I know what you’re thinking, why would someone leave a well paying job in the middle of a recession? Well keep reading, all will be answered in good time.
What will I talk about in my blogs?
Well I’m going to tell you specific information about what you need to know about Indonesia and I am will also keep you updated on more social things such as what I did at the weekend or where I’m going on holiday along with more educational based things such as my classes progress and teaching tips that I have picked up ‘on the job’.
Who will read/subscribe to this blog?
Anyone who is interested in teaching TEFL, Those who are interested in traveling to Indonesia, some of you might just be interested in what I ate for breakfast…The latter we call stalkers, but hey if you want to stalk me go ahead it will make me feel like a celebrity!
As well as blogging about what I have done recently I will also be posting videos and pictures of school, classes, trips out, the other teachers chilling out after work at home. My mission is to give you a REAL feel into what it will be like living here if you decide to come here.
Finally to answer the question you asked about me leaving in the middle of a recession. I decided to teach almost a year before I did my training, I was between jobs at the time and had the urge to travel, however being out of work meant I had little funds to be able to afford such an adventure so I waited, I found a new job working as I say as in Camden.
There I was able to save enough money to take my training with i-to-i, in Oxford. I booked the training on Friday morning 18hrs later I was on the shuttle coach to Oxford. At my training I met some wonderful people and the trainer was first class!
After the training weekend I had to complete the rest of the course online, It usually takes a couple of months to do but if you really want to get through it you can study a couple of hrs a day and complete it in approx. two weeks like me. After that I spent six weeks in Spain doing volunteer teaching and traveling at the same time, GREAT way to get some experience, before I was offered the position here in Indonesia.
So I guess the reason I wanted to leave a well paying job was simple to travel and see the world.
So I welcome you to my blog, I hope you enjoy reading what I have to write about and if you have any questions or comments please contact me I will be happy to offer the best advice I can!
Selamat Datang di aku blog TEFL Indonesia
Welcome to my blog of TEFL Indonesia