As I come close to my 20th anniversary of teaching English as a foreign language I can’t help but reflect on the nature of this business and the quality of the people that join its ranks. When I started working in Berlitz back in 1995 I did so out of need. I was a struggling artist (guess I still am) and needed a day job. What I didn’t realize was that I was going to find my dharma there.
I love teaching.
I love the sense of purpose, the people you meet, the lives you get to change. I guess that’s the reason why I’ve taken all sorts of courses and certifications to improve my teaching skills and try to become a decent instructor at the end of the day. I believe the only way to enjoy and improve is to teach, teach and then teach some more.
I guess this…
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