I stumbled into teaching somewhat accidentally in 2011. Since then I’ve become CELTA certified (December 2012, Apollo International House Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) with a Pass B, and IH CYLT certified (April 2016, Apollo International House Hanoi, Vietnam) with a Pass.
My students have consisted of young learners and adults from Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. I’ve taught online classes, one-to-one classes, small group classes, and large group classes. I’ve enjoyed teaching in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
This blog — The Road to DELTA — is dedicated to my journey as an English language teacher as I navigate my way through the world of ELT. I aim to chronicle my thoughts and experiences in the occupation from the time I decided to pursue it as a career until, ultimately, DELTA. Conservatively, I see myself undertaking DELTA some time in 2018, after sufficient teaching experience in the classroom — most of which I hope to end up on the pages of this blog.
I have a great love for books and reading, though with my recent lifestyle of country-hopping, both have had to take a back seat (and I’ve sadly made the switch to e-books). I also have an addiction to stationery — post-its and pens in particular. This year, I aim to put my pens to good use by picking up a hobby in hand/brush lettering in an attempt to get creative (especially during times that I may need a break from lesson planning).
CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
IH CYLT – International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers
DELTA – Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults
ELT – English Language Teaching