Barbara Carkhuff | Online TEFL Course Instructor

Barbara Carkhuff TEFL Instructor

What's your role at International TEFL Academy?

I have taught the Online TEFL Certification Course since September  2015.

What is your educational background?

  • M.S. Bilingual Education, TESOL, English as a Second Language from Northern Illinois University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education/Spanish from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL     

  • Certifications: Bilingual Certification / PK-Adult English as a Second Language    

  • Honors: Northern Illinois University Education Scholarship Recipient: Graduated Cum Laude

What's your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory was when I had the privilege of traveling to Rio de Janeiro and went to a religious service at Cristo.  Went to Ha Long Bay outside of Vietnam, one of the Seven Wonders, and went to Iguazu Falls in Brazil.  All of these places were so magical and life-altering.

What countries have you visited?

Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Vienna, Czech Republic, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay.

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

You will experience life in a way that will open your eyes and mind to diversity and allow you to become more fully immersed in native cultures; working and living in a new place to become integrated into society.  This will enable you to better understand different people and make new friends, learn new languages and not just live life but also experience it.

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