My name is Lucy, I am 24 and from the UK.
I enjoy reading, singing, travelling and being in nature.
In the last four years I have lived in Spain, New Zealand and Thailand. I am currently still in Thailand and have been here for little over one year. I am a firm believer that travelling and experiencing other cultures can help expand your horizons and make you a better person.
I have been an ESL teacher in Thailand for just over one year. I am currently Head of English at a small private school for Kindergarten in North East Thailand. I also teach after school advanced classes for primary school students.
I have also been working with a volunteer organisation called Thailessly Teaching, who run English camps across North East Thailand for schools who cannot afford native speaking ESL teachers.
I recently had the opportunity to work as a TESOL Instructor, teaching a group of 30 adults to help them become qualified to be ESL teachers in Thailand.
As an ESL teacher, I feel it is important to ensure you have a good understanding of the students you are teaching. This means really taking the time to get to know your students, try to develop an understanding of the type of person they are and why they want to learn English. This is an important first step. The next step is gauging their proficiency, this can be done in a number of ways. I approach this step through communication and simple communicative activities.
The most important element of my teaching approach is FUN. Fun is an incredibly important element when learning any new skill and to be a successful teacher.