Details for Q&A Content
1) Give a short bio
Format: My name is xxx, I am yy years old originally from city, state and/or country. I’m teaching English in country. I took the online TEFL course or onsite location TEFL course with International TEFL Academy. Before coming here I was xyz (doing this job or a student).
Example: My name is Milton Sugarfoot. I am 28 years old from Columbus, OH. I’m currently teaching English in Costa Rica. I took the online TEFL course with International TEFL Academy. Before coming here I was working a 9-5 sales job in Ohio.
2) Tell us about yourself
What is your citizenship?
What is your education level and background?
Have you traveled abroad in the past?
If you have traveled abroad in the past, where have you been?
What sparked your interest in going to teach English abroad?
3) Questions to answer
a) Why did you choose International TEFL Academy?
Please use our company name, ie, "The reason I chose to do my TEFL class with International TEFL Academy was..."
b) How has your TEFL training helped you as a teacher in your current job?
Choose to answer at least 6 of the 10 bulleted questions/topics below.
Why did you choose to teach English in the current country you are teaching? What do you like about teaching there?
Job search: How did you find your job? Elaborate on the job search and interview process.
Why did you choose this school to work for?
How did ITA assist you in your job search and prepare you to teach abroad? For example, resume and cover letter help, guidance on what materials to have, visa information, reviewing your contracts, general advice on countries, etc.
Tell us about your English teaching job!
How did you find somewhere to live and what your living situation like? Do you have roommates?
What's been your most memorable experience about living abroad (can be serious or funny!).
What advice would you give someone planning or considering teaching abroad? Would you recommend teaching in your country?
What do you do in your free time?
How did you make new friends in your country?
How to submit content and videos
Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo. To upload a video, you must create an account for one of those websites. Creating an account is free and Gmail e-mail addresses can be used for YouTube accounts.
You can upload the video in private if preferred as it will be raw footage for ITA to edit. There are some directions below for making your videos private on YouTube. Make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to the privacy settings so we are approved to watch the video.
Once you have uploaded the content, email your video link to email@example.com.
Make sure that the e-mail includes:
Subject line: Alumni Video Q&A Content
In the body of your e-mail:
- Your first and last name
- The TEFL course you took
- Video link (paste the entire URL into the e-mail in case the link is broken)
- 5 to 10 photos
- PayPal information or e-mail addresses to send Amazon Gift Card
If you have any questions regarding the video guidelines, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't hesitate to be creative and don't worry about the content being choppy. We will polish everything up in the editing room!
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