My involvement with education started as a Tourism Management student facilitating environmental education programmes for primary schools in Port Elizabeth. My first teaching contract took me to Seoul, South Korea, where I taught English to university students and employees of multi-national companies as well as the in-house course and examination for Korean Airlines flight attendants.
Upon my return, I completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Intermediate and Senior Phases) at UCT in 2004. I soon realised, though, that I preferred TEFL teaching to being a primary school disciplinarian!
With a keen interest in people and their cultures, I found GHS a good match for my personal and professional aspirations and completed the CELTA in 2008 and Delta (specialism in teaching One-to-One) in 2012. In 2017 I accepted a summer contract in Vietnam with Apollo Hai Phong to continue my professional development by focussing on teaching young learners.
Teacher training started in earnest in 2017 when I completed the NILE Online course, From Teacher to Trainer, and after completing the CELTA training programme successfully, I am pleased to be part of the team of qualified trainers at GHS.