It was a cold, rainy December day in Vancouver, Canada, and I sat looking out of the window with a decision to make that will change my life forever. I had two options. Option A was buying a suit and tie and going into sales training for a communications company. Option B was going to the Korean embassy to begin the visa application process for a travel trip.
After 15 years working in the education field, I am still incredibly happy that I chose the path that has helped me travel around the world teaching, meeting new people and learning about different cultures and languages. My enthusiasm and motivation to help students develop is still as strong as ever. I have learned that both students and teachers must enjoy and be fully involved in the learning experience for it to be successful.
I believe in three Cs which help kids learn: Competition, Curiosity and Creativity. Competition and games with the chance of winning helps motivate students. Students love to hear stories and show amazing memory capabilities when learning vocabulary through curiosity created by storytelling. Creativity comes after the language has been taught and lets students practice independently, finding a way to express what they want.