Dr. Shannon Lewis | Online TEFL Course Instructor

Dr. Shannon Lewis | Online TEFL Course Instructor

What classes do you teach at International TEFL Academy?

I have been teaching the Online TEFL Certification Course since June of 2020.

What is your educational background?

  • Ph.D. University of New Mexico;

  • International Development Certificate from the Institute of International Development, Monterrey Institute, California

Where have you taught?

  • Extensive ESL/EFL teaching experience at American universities in New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona

  • I’ve taught in the Education/EFL departments of the National Pedagogical University, Mexico City, Mexico, and at the National Pedagogical University, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

  • I have also taught ESL students in public schools across the United States.

  • I have extensive online EFL teaching experiences, having taught students from across the globe including China, South Korea, Central, and South America. 

What countries have you visited?

Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala.

What is your favorite travel memory?

The first time I traveled to Honduras, I was struck by the warmth and acceptance of everyone; I was quickly brought into the fold of a community of people eager to learn about me and from me! It was a truly humbling experience. Setting up an EFL program in Honduras for a community where children and adults walked from two hours away to take English classes was truly an experience I’ll never forget.

What advice do you have for ITA students who want to teach English abroad?

Making connections is a very important aspect of teaching abroad, whether you have connections to a culture before you go abroad or whether you make them once you arrive in a new country. Take time to get to know the culture; find out where local people go, what they do, how they think, and what they value. It will be a truly transformational experience and help you to understand others better.

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