I would like to Congratulate my friend Amanda for getting a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Mexico! You can check out her story below:
CMU News: Teaching English to Children in Mexico
Interested in the Fulbright Scholarship Program? Find more information here
Mary Cagle is an online cartoonist who participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. “Let’s Speak English” is a comic that follows her experience teaching English in Japan. Link Below, Enjoy!
Let’s Speak English: Off We Go
Interested in learning more about the JET Program? Find information here
I decided to create this for two reasons. The first, is to help give future EFL instructors first-hand accounts from my perspective teaching in the areas I am going. This idea came about when I was researching the region and school I am assigned to in Thailand. There was surprisingly little in terms of first-hand accounts of experiences here. The most in-depth experience of teaching in the Sakon Nakhon area came from a blog that I will link here (because we all need more than one perspective):
Part I: http://ryanrobert7.blogspot.com/2015/12/welcome-to-sakolrajwittayanukul-school.html
Part II: http://ryanrobert7.blogspot.com/2015/12/welcome-to-sakolrajwittayanukul-school_11.html
The second is to remember my own EFL adventure to Thailand. Today I had a tutoring session with an ELL student. We were talking about where I was going to teach in Thailand and I wrote down the name of the school I would be teaching at (because I cannot say it to save my life). Sakolrajwittayanukul. Her eyes got wide and she started to laugh. “That’s not a name, that’s a whole sentence! It’s so long!” I must say, I completely agree with her.
I hope that I can keep up with this blog and I hope that it will be useful to anyone looking for information about teaching in the regions I end up. I imagine that, in the future, this will end up as a travel blog, ultimately. However, my track record for upkeeping such sites is less than stellar. I’m optimistic now, but let’s give it a minute to evolve into something realistic. Are you ready for this?
(UPDATE 11/1/2017: Contrary to the linked blogger’s opinion above, I never ate a single rat in the wonderful city of Sakon Nakhon.)