Tuesday, March 18, 2008

TESL Certificate

You may (or may not) have been wondering where I've been and what's been going on with the TESL Certificate.

Here's what I'd started to prepare prior to the first class -

Week 1, Day 1

Started the TESL courses today. It was (good/bad/boring) to be back in the classroom again after a few years off (since the photography courses).

How were the other students? Instructor?

How do I feel about the subject matter?

Time for homework, what's expected, presentations, etc.

Monday off ...

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Well, I never got around to writing all that stuff following Day 1 of class because I was busy reading and preparing for Day 2. And then Day 3 and 4. And finally Day 5 and 6. 60 hours of class time in 3 weeks, plus reading the better part of two entire text books and preparing 3 short presentations, as well as my final practicum. It was a lot of work in a short period of time. Totally worth it though.

Now it's done. I have earned a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages / Teaching English as a Second Language.

Congratulations to Me!


Why said...

Way to go!

Sue Titcombe said...

So where do you go from here?

Stef said...

Where do I go? I leave tomorrow for India! Ha, ha. Kidding!

For now I stay put. This summer I would like to do a specialization in Business English (a further 40 hours of study) and from there see if I can't build a little niche for myself at work.

Other than that ... maybe another trip to Panama next year and India in 2012 (because I like to plan things, in case you don't know that I am a Planner - yes, that's planner with a capital 'P').