GRADUATE: Michael (right) receiving his Foundation TESOL Certificate from CelineSince graduating from the TESOL course in Feb 2012, I have taught 2 English classes (about 10 students each) to minority students in an emerging country in East Asia. It’s no easy task at all (in fact, very challenging) to teach cross-culturally where the students' mother tongue is of a different language. However, every time when I stand up to teach, by applying the TESOL skills in the class, it has never failed to help the students tremendously in learning English the fun way.
Most recently, we have invited our American friend to co-teach with me in the Jan/Feb 2013 English Camp. The local culture here really look up to American “Gwai Lo”, can you imagine the pressure I faced in teaching the class as a non-Westerner? However, it all went well because I have been taught in TESOL how to teach effectively even though I’m a non-native English speaker. In the end, my American friend and I teamed up very well. The students gave great thumbs up to both of us.
CLASS OF FEB 2012: (left to right) Michael, the trainer Celine and Rabin
The Jan/Feb 2013 English camp has just ended yesterday (2 Feb 2013), I cannot imagine teaching that well without Celine’s TESOL course. It really changed my English teaching experience entirely. So long for now, til next time.”