Sunday, June 26, 2011

Over Halfway There

 . . . to quote Bon Jovi.

Halfway through the June course and things are moving smoothly.  The students are becoming teachers in their own right and though they still struggle a bit, they are exactly where they should be at this point in the course.  It's a good group that I'll be proud to watch continue to grow and become great teachers as the course progresses.

It looks as if the next three courses will all be at capacity too, so we'll have some fun times ahead and continue to build one of the strongest school communities in Prague.

Live, Love, Learn, Teach, Travel.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

First Week

With week number one under my belt for the June TEFL course I am feeling good; classes are going well, it seems that in a class of 7 only one will have any difficulty getting a job which will be no trouble at all since we can now focus our attention more.  Huzzah!  I'm glad to say we are restrengthening our ties and partnerships with schools in Prague that are constantly requesting our graduates because they love how our graduates teach.

It feels good I tells ya.

I took over at The Language House TEFL as Head Trainer in January and one of the graduates from that course has ALREADY become the Head Teacher at a Cambridge school in Prague and now they want more of our teachers.  What's more, three others from January are working at International Schools.  To quote Martha Stewart, "It's a good thing."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June is Here!

Another course starts this Monday and I'm excited for it.  Sure, there are moments when I get annoyed watching a movie and sorting each 'if' statement into the correct conditional, but mostly, I love it.  I got into teaching because I love it, I love learning and learn so much daily in the process of teaching.  So it's only natural that I love the beginning of a course.  I get to induct a class into this wonderful life, share with them the joys of living abroad, the challenges and triumphs.

Watching my new students grow and get used to their surroundings and new profession is a great reward.  I can't wait for it to begin!