Rhonda Petree | Online TEFL Course Instructor

Rhonda Petree | Online TEFL Course Instructor

What classes do you teach at International TEFL Academy?

I teach the Online TEFL Certification Course and the Teaching English Online Specialty Class. I have been with ITA since June of 2020.

What is your educational background?

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA in History and Political Science

  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, MA in ESL.

  • I have completed TESOL’s Leadership Development Certificate Program as well as their Teaching Reading and Writing online course.

  • I have also completed a Foundations of Teaching Online and a Summer Online Teaching Institute at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Where have you taught?

Kazakhstan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Estonia.

What countries have you visited?

Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Germany, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Scotland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Italy, Brazil, Canada, Japan, China, Singapore, Finland, Estonia, Serbia, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Iceland, and the Netherlands.

What is your favorite travel memory?

A friend and I were waiting for a bus on a cold, wintery evening in Aktobe, Kazakhstan in 1999. Just as we were about to get on the bus a calf’s head fell out of the bag of the elderly woman standing in front of us. My friend gallantly picked it up and placed it back in the woman’s bag. She was very grateful. My friend and I still fondly recall the one and only time he physically held a calf’s head.

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

Join professional organizations such as TESOL and IATEFL. When you are part of a larger community of professionals you have access to resources, professional development opportunities, and a network of other teachers. Being a member of professional organizations can be very motivating and inspiring. Many countries have affiliate TESOL or IATEFL organizations or their own English teachers association. Check them out!

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