My name is Sneha Josvita Dsouza. I'm from Mangalore. I'm a student currently pursuing my Masters in English.
I chose TEFL/ TESOL because I wanted to do something different for a change, that would help me in my future career and also because it would open up new avenues for me.
I came across the Asian College of Teachers' TEFL course. Something about it struck a chord in me. I was fascinated by their aim, which is to produce future global educators who'll be well versed in modern teaching techniques and also have a deeper understanding of new and improved teaching methodologies that can be practiced throughout the globe.
My experience at TEFL - Bangalore has been amazing. Honestly speaking, I don't know where to begin... The entire course, the curriculum, the ambiance has been mind blowing. The course procedure makes you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something completely out of the box. The only thing is that, you must be determined and must put in lots of hard work. You'll have to let go of all your inhibitions to be the person you really are and are meant to be. This change was refreshing and I welcomed it with an open heart. I'm really happy that I chose to join the TEFL course.
The in class experience has been amazing. You get to do something different every time you step into the class. The Teaching Practice had been a welcome challenge. When you go to a class and stand in front of the kids, you think about what you can honestly do for them and not just about taking up a class. That's when the actual teaching begins. The kids are great but they also test your patience and that makes you want to be much better than what you already are.
My instructor Ms June has been the driving force and an amazing mentor. I'm really glad and thankful that I was able to attend the TEFL Bangalore batch with Ms June as my instructor. I began to realise my own strong points and potential because of her. She made me realise what I am and what I could be. I can never thank her enough. She is my inspiration. I'll forever be indebted to her. All the co-instructors were good and supportive.
The experience here, at TEFL - Bangalore has been a roller-coaster ride. It completely threw me off balance. With it's unconventional way teaching, it made me realise that there is so much more that I need to learn. The instructors, peers, everyone and everything else has been amazing. I was really fortunate to have such brilliant, caring and selfless people around me.
After obtaining my TEFL certificate, I would like to teach students who are enthusiastic and want to learn English. English is not an easy language to learn. I want to make English as easy as possible to the English learner. Travelling is something I love and as a TEFL trained teacher, I'd love to travel around the world, understand the people (especially my students), the culture and try to make a difference in the lives of people I meet and help change their lives for the better.
To all those who would like to join TEFL, I'll say, do not hesitate to join TEFL. Once you're here, you realise what you've been missing out on and your dormant talents begin to make themselves known. On the first day of our class, our instructor had told us that all of us are butterflies, but still stuck in our caterpillar stage. On the last day you realise that you've transformed into a butterfly. I never realised or comprehended my own transformation. It was so subtle. You begin to grow in ways that you can never imagine. All those who want to join TEFL, just go, get it. Wish you all the best.
Joining TEFL was the best decision of my life. I want to thank my instructor Ms June, my peers and a special thanks to my family back home for all the love, support and encouragement. Asian College of Teachers, my heartfelt gratitude to you for accepting me as one of your students and giving me an opportunity to study at TEFL Bangalore.