Alumni Spotlight: Cheng Cheng Dai


Cheng is a brave, bright, diligent young woman. She is a quick learner of life's lessons, and an enthusiastic Chinese woman who always participates or arranges charity activities passionately.

Why did you choose this program?

My excellent boss and best friend recommended this program to me. I noticed that many great foreign teachers obtained their awesome teaching skills from this TEFL course.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

My trainers taught useful teaching concepts, let me experience the Farsi foreign language learning, and think from the learner's view to improve my teaching.

They also helped to arrange classes with different ages and different content for me to teach, and they helped to better my lesson plans and gave feedback after my class.

I had to learn, think and absorb the various teaching concepts, design my lessons independently, practice in actual classrooms, and after class, rethink what I could improve first, then share my ideas with my trainers.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I would tell you, it is an interesting, absolutely useful, and last but not the least, tough tough class with so much great knowledge to learn in a short time. Bring your passion, your energy, and your self-discipline to this program.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

It looks like an intensive course, short and sharp. It definitely helps you to improve your teaching very quickly. Remember to enjoy the process. It is still so fresh and sweet in my mind.

Do you have anything else to share with potential participants?

The first thing I'm going to say is that if you have the dream to be a great teacher, the TEFL course is really worth trying! As I mentioned before, I'm not a native speaker of English, but with all the native speakers in the course, I was able to could improve not only my English teaching skills, but also my own English language skills.

I felt engaged, learned more about the way native speakers talk with each other, the interesting slang in English, and their creative way of thinking! That was an inspiring experience!

The second thing is about the Chinese low income primary schools. The students there were so simple, cute, and eager to learn. I could tell they were more active than the students in normal schools, and they always gave me the active response to show they were following along.