Hey fellow TEFLer's! I'm new to the Chalkboard, but I thought I'd put in my two cents. I'm taking TEFL with the goal of teaching English overseas. I'm currently tutoring three middle-school age girls from Nepal, so it has been a real learning experience learning to teach English while at the same time having hands-on practice actually doing it. What I learn in the course, I immediately use with my students.
I currenly work in the very multicultural city of Lancaster, PA. Since I work in refugee resettlement as a volunteer, I constantly interact with people of other nationalities and cultures. I'm passionate about seeing my international friends resettle, learn to speak the language, and thrive in my country.
I also am learning a second language. English is my first language. I'm considering taking on a 3rd, due to communication difficulties with a refugee family I work for. Anybody out there who speaks Nepalese and wants to teach me? ;)