Teaching Others While They Teach Me

I had no idea just a few years ago what I wanted to do with my life. I had a lot of things that sounded good, but I just had no direction on which one […]

I had no idea just a few years ago what I wanted to do with my life. I had a lot of things that sounded good, but I just had no direction on which one to choose. I was talking with my aunt about it, and she was the one who put me on my current career path. She had told me that I should look into TEFL, but I had no idea what it was. So, I had to ask her, but what is TEFL? She told me it is teaching English as a foreign language.

She knows I enjoy traveling, but that it was hard to do with the jobs that I had up to that point. I have been a substitute teacher for many years, so I have plenty of teaching experience. I thought that was a great idea, especially when she directed me to a website that had a lot of great information on it about teaching others in various countries English. I really liked it too because while I was not exactly poor, I did not have the funds to go traipsing off to foreign countries.

With this kind of job, I would be able to go to different countries and actually earn an income. To combine two things I really enjoy, traveling and teaching others, was just a dream come true. It was easy to get signed up so I could get the right certification. I know having teaching experience helped me, but I also knew that I would have found the course enjoyable and easy even without a day of teaching experience under my belt. I was able to get a great job offer within weeks of getting certified, and I am loving every single day of this new life of mine. Teaching others while they teach me is a dream come true.