Graduate Stories - Emily
Course: Trinity Cert TESOL
I have been a high school teacher of English in Kenya for the last twelve years and the coordinator of training of literacy teachers and trainers for The Africa Teacher Foundation (ATF) for the last eight years.
The ATF president, Prof. Bill Molloy informed me about this course in August 2020 and encouraged me to apply for it as an ambassador teacher for the organization. I was thrilled to take take it up since it involved teaching language, and teaching for me is not just a profession, its my passion, my life.
I had a period of many aha! moments during the course. I learnt for the first time in my teaching career how to do a learner profile, how to design materials for my specific learners needs and most importantly, I learnt the techniques and strategies used in the communicative approach to language teaching which is the main area of my research in my M.E.D in English Pedagogy.
Future plans: This course has built my confidence and ability as a teacher of English and fired my ambition to step out boldly into the online teaching platform. I'm currently seeking for a credible organization that will enable me to do this.