I didn’t grow up planning on being a TEFL teacher, there again, did anybody?!
I came to France to study and wanted to stay, my only skills were speaking English and the ability to talk the hind leg off a donkey, two even.
So I went back to London to do a CTEFLA, (great-grandfather to the CELTA). I started teaching business English, which I enjoyed, but my real epiphany came when I started teaching teens, about ten years ago.
There wasn’t a particular moment that springs to mind, when I knew I’d found the best job in the universe, and my first couple of years involved some pretty steep learning curves.
Asking my colleagues produces similar replies, it doesn’t seem that many people can place the moment they wanted to be a teacher, can you? Please share your story below, I’d love to know 🙂