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Norma Gorham | Online TEFL Course Instructor

Norma Gorham

What classes do you teach at International TEFL Academy?

I teach the Online TEFL Certification Course and the Business English Specialty Course. I have been with ITA since April of 2020.

What is your educational background?

  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
  • Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

Where have you taught?

  • K-8 Washington State
  • St Martin’s University, Lacey, Washington - teacher trainer
  • ESL Coordinator & Instructor, Unalaska City School District, Unalaska, Alaska
  • eTeacher, online instructor, Ramat Ganm, Israel
  • Centralia College, ESL & IBEST Coordinator & instructor
  • Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey - English 101 & 102, teacher trainer
  • Cornel School, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Green River College, Auburn, Washington -  Intensive Academic English instructor
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona - Intensive English instructor, special programs curriculum designer, teacher trainer
  • Seattle University & Fukuoka University - Seattle, Washington - annual program for English for Business Law students
  • Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America, Seattle, Washington - program designer

What countries have you visited?

  • Lived - Italy, Turkey, and Taiwan.
  • Visited - Japan, Spain, Greece, Egypt, France, Scotland, England, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Poland, Mexico, Canada, Malta, and Austria.

What is your favorite travel memory?

  • Riding my scooter through the mountains in Taiwan
  • Hiking the Lycian Way in Turkey
  • Walking from Stratford-upon-Avon to London
  • Boating the Rideau Canal the Canadian capital of Ottawa and Lake Ontario at Kingston, Ont. 

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

It doesn’t matter where you go, go - it will be the adventure of a lifetime.

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