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Tips For Surviving Your First Class As A TEFL Teacher [Guest Post]

So, you’re qualified as a TEFL teacher, you’ve landed your dream job, and you’re ready to get started in the classroom. There’s only one problem – you’re terrified.

Nerves are common among new teachers and your first lesson can be a daunting experience, but trust me when I say it these jitters are something that you can conquer. With a little planning and preparation, and a dash of determination, you can come out of your first lesson smiling. Here are my top tips..

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Mahout Elephant Training Center In Chiang Mai

One of many common tourist activities to do in Thailand is to ride an elephant. Unfortunately, many of these elephant camps found throughout the country treat the elephants very poorly – I had a horrible experience two years ago when I was in Bangkok and I swore I would never go to an “elephant camp” again. Thankfully, however, there are also many Mahout elephant training centers, mainly found in Northern Thailand, that provide a much better experience. I had heard about how great these elephant encounters were in Chiang Mai, so on my trip to the north, I figured I would splurge (because these proper camps and sanctuaries sure aren’t cheap) and spend the day with some elephants in a safe, friendly, and comfortable environment. Our guesthouse recommended Chiang Mai Mahout Elephant Training Center and it turned out to be a great day!

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A Visit To The Anne Frank Museum, Amsterdam

The Anne Frank Museum is a definite must-see for anyone visiting Amsterdam. Whether you’re a history buff, student, or parent, the gravity of walking through this museum will fill you to the brim with emotion (and if it doesn’t, there’s probably something wrong with you).

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Renting Bicycles In Gili Trawangan

Spending some time bumming out on the beach on Gili T is a great escape from the fast-paced lifestyle of Bali, but if you’re like me, laying around every single day can become a bit boring. Thankfully, renting bicycles in Gili Trawangan costs next to nothing – we paid about $3 CDN to have our bikes for the entire day and there are bike racks in front of most shops on the main strip to park your bike for a few hours while you enjoy a refreshing beverage. Or two.

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Liebster Award; Please Queue For Autographs

The last award I received was for drama and dance during my grade 8 graduation. Needless to say, I was a bit taken aback when Kan from Kan Walk Will Travel ever so kindly nominated my blog for the Liebster Award, stating,

“Wine by the plastic glass anyone? thisgirlabroad’s keen observations and sense of humor add a delightful twist to the average day in Hong Kong.” 

 

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