Thursday, June 16, 2011

TESL

Okay, so this last weekend was my first weekend of class. I'm taking a class to get TESL certification.

A lot of people have asked me what TESL is...and that surprises me. I'm not sure why I thought that was common knowledge, but I did. Maybe because I've wanted the certification for so long. I guess I thought I talked about it more!

This week we had a bunch of grammar homework. And I died. I'm a bit shocked (I'll even use the word flabbergasted) at how difficult the homework turned out to be. First, it hasn't been that long since I graduated from college. Second, some of that stuff I swear they didn't teach us....and if they did teach us, they certainly didn't tell us what the rules were called.

Even the teacher warned us on Friday. She said, "if you aren't worried about grammar, you probably should be. Most people are taught how through examples." I wasn't quite sure what she meant until Monday afternoon.

Anyway, enough about the death of Leah via grammar............let's talk about the good stuff! The in class stuff only lasts for a few more weeks. Then I have to take classes online for a total of 40 hours (at my own pace). But, you know I'll be going fast as I can! After that part is over (some of it is more grammar death) I can start applying for teaching jobs!

I'm hoping to go to India or Korea. India because that is where Navin is from and I'd love to meet his family and junk. Korea because they love their teachers and seem to pay really well! China does too, but most of those jobs seem to want teachers with a bit more experience.

Exciting and new! I'm really looking forward to my next adventure. We should start playing a game called, Where in the World is President Leah?

WOOT!

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