Posts in Teaching English

How did my first day of TEFL training in Thailand go?

It has begun. I am in school. And even though I ranted about not being in a school classroom for eight years, it’s still crazy for me to say… I’ll be breaking down my experience in the TEFL training course into multiple blog posts over the next few weeks to give you a good insight into what it is like. When the woman Susan who helps run the UniTEFL program in Chiang Mai first sat down with me to tell me about the program, she also stated that the course… Read More

High school dropout becomes a teacher? I officially start my #TEFL training in Thailand!

“A high school dropout who had a chip on his shoulder and resented his teachers is now becoming a teacher…” I said. My friend Zach chuckled at the irony. It was so strange making that statement, yet so exhilarating. BECAUSE IT IS OFFICIAL! I have finally signed up for my training and I begin Monday! When this trip began in early December, I knew one of my goals was to come to Southeast Asia to teach English. Ever since I left the confines of the that dystopian education system where… Read More