Hi, I am back for another live session this week. My name is Linda from ITTT. I took a break last week, I was traveling a little bit in Korea, not too far but I got to enjoy the cherry blossoms. That's why there was no live session from me last week. But I'm back this week and I'm super excited. Today we're going to have a Q&A session, so you guys can ask me questions about TEFL and TESOL, teaching abroad, teaching online, whatever you want to know about. So something a bit more casual, let's have a chat. I would like to get to know you guys better and you can get to know me, ITTT and TEFL. If you can see me and hear me please drop a hi or something into the comment box so that I know that everything is working well.
Hi Yanisha, thanks for joining. Where are you watching from? I am in South Korea, about an hour and a half south of Seoul. It is Thursday morning, normally I go live on Fridays but I won't be here tomorrow. Hi Tiana, so good to see you. Also, Sidra from Pakistan, thanks so much for joining. Hi Juliana and Bashir. We have a good group of people already, awesome. For some of you it's still Wednesday and for some of us it's Thursday. Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, thanks so much for tuning in. I'm super excited today because last week I didn't do a live stream, so I missed you guys. We have someone from Nepal, Namaste from Nepal. Actually, I visited Kathmandu in 2019, one of my last trips before COVID and everything. I was so glad that I decided to go on that trip. I loved Nepal and I really want to go back and see more.
So today we’re doing a TEFL and TESOL Q&A session. You can ask me questions on anything you like. My name is Linda and I'm a TEFL expert at ITTT, a leading TEFL course provider. I'm here in my home office in South Korea. Tiana says I was wondering why there wasn't one last week. Yeah, I was doing a bit of traveling and I kind of had to change my travel plans. It wasn't actually expected because I did a trip in the southern part of Korea for the cherry blossoms. There's this tea growing region that is also very famous for cherry blossoms, but the blossoms started blooming early because it's been kind of warm and there's been a bit of rain. It's kind of hard to predict but they were earlier this year so I had to change my dates and go down there earlier. I actually wanted to travel this week so that's why I also have somewhere to go tomorrow.
I'm actually doing a temple stay in a famous old temple where you can spend the night and sort of live with the monks. I think it's going to be really exciting, but I have to get up at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday because that's what the monks do. So I check in tomorrow afternoon at three at the temple and then there's a program in English where they explain about the history of the temple and stuff like that and then we join the monks for prayers and meditation. Then on Saturday I have to get up at four. I'm going alone so I don't know if there will be other people too or if it's just me. I don't know, but if you're interested you can follow that on Linda Goes East on Instagram. I'll probably share some stories about this experience, so if you're interested in that maybe you can check it out.
Hi Octavian from Virginia, thanks so much for joining. Octavian is asking what are you doing in South Korea?
I’ve been in South Korea for almost six years. In my first year I was a full-time English teacher at a private English school, a hagwon as they say here. My school was kind of like a kindergarten in the morning and then in the afternoon we had elementary school kids. They would come to the school after their regular elementary school for extra English lessons. That's what I did in my first year and then I started working full-time for ITTT. I still teach some business English classes and also online classes, so that's been really fun.
Giuliano says hello again Linda, today I won't bother you I promise.
Oh, you didn't bother me, I love interacting with you guys so ask as many questions as you like.
Sidra says we cannot travel a lot because of COVID. Yes, I mean South Korea is very small so when I say travel it was just three hours away where I went. I was driving by myself so there was not really a lot of contact with other people and everyone wears a mask and there are a lot of restrictions, even at the cherry blossom places. Especially in Seoul, a lot of cherry blossom places actually got shut down. You can't go there and see them, or only from I think five to nine in the morning. They are taking measures because of COVID but I feel like it's definitely better in Korea compared to some other countries where the numbers are super high. Because Korea is so small and also we only have one land border and that's with North Korea and you cannot cross that border. So international travel is pretty much off limits, you can't really go anywhere and do anything, so we're pretty much stuck on this peninsula here.
Mohammad from Morocco has joined us, cool thanks so much. Octavian says wow thank you for answering the question. I would love to meet a teacher like you in Virginia to prepare me. Also, Jessica asks what inspired you to go teach in Korea and did you know the language and culture before going there?
In university I studied business management and foreign languages and one of the foreign languages was Mandarin Chinese. I was really interested in Chinese and China and I wanted to go there and live and I did for a while. I did an internship at a German startup company in Guangzhou for six months, that was my first China experience and I absolutely loved it. It was really great and then I also did a bit of teaching on the side because there's a lot of teaching opportunities in China. Then I went to California to finish my degree, but I knew that I wanted to go back to China and work there. But as you know life always kind of turns out differently than what you expect and while I was in California at university finishing my degree I met my now husband who turned out to be Korean. I didn't know anything about Korea, I was not into k-pop or k-dramas or anything like that so he kind of introduced me to all of that.
After I finished my degree he went back to Korea and I went back to China as I had planned and we started a long distance thing for a while. I worked in marketing and I also taught English and then I decided to get my TEFL because I knew I wanted to go to Korea and I knew I wanted to be in the city where my husband was so that we could be together. So to increase my chances of landing a position where I wanted to go I decided to get TEFL certified. That's how I found out about ITTT. As many of you guys did, I just did a Google search about TEFL certification and I found ITTT. It had a lot of great reviews and I liked the different course options. I decided to take the 120-hour online course and that's how I was introduced to ITTT. They helped me find some recruiters for working in Korea and I've been here ever since.
We have Yolmar from Chihuahua in Mexico, awesome. Sidra asks what is your native land?
I was born and raised in Germany. My mom is German and my dad is American, so I was raised with both languages. I have two passports, so I kind of consider myself to be from both places. I did spend more time in Germany as I was born and raised there. I went to German school and everything and then later on I moved to the US and finished college there. So that's my story.
Desi says I'm interested in teaching in Korea as well. I'm 31 and concerned this may be too old to begin in the industry and to change careers.
Not at all. I think 31 is really not too old as there are a lot of opportunities for people over 30. Don't be discouraged. I'm not too sure about the EPIK Program, maybe Tiana knows, is there an age limit with the EPIK Program? Maybe, but you don't have to go through that program. You can apply for jobs by yourself and you can definitely find a position as there's a huge demand in Korea. I've worked at schools where they hired older teachers, even people in their 50s, so that was no problem.
Okay, you can probably see this banner going down here on the screen. This scroll bar here provides a 30% discount off any TEFL or TESOL course with ITTT. I will also be turning on a slide where you can scan a QR code and get the same 30% off. I'm also going to share the 30% off link into the comment section. I know some of you guys have already taken the course or you've already signed up, that's great but we always get a few new people for every live stream so I don't want them to miss out on that opportunity. That's the link, if you click on that you'll get straight to the application page and you can fill out your application. You can do this now or you can do it later, you can do it in a week as it doesn't expire. It's cookie based so if you click on the link now and then you return later on it'll still count and you'll still get the 30% off. If there's a problem you can just message me. You can find me on Facebook or Instagram at Linda Goes East.
Let's have a chat now, I want to do this more casual today. Sometimes if you've watched my previous streams I prepare different topics and I have a presentation sort of style, but today it's more casual because I think we haven't done one of those in a while and sometimes it's really good to just have a Q&A session and see what happens. There is a long question here from Rey that I want to look at, so let me read this real quick.
Are there any countries where the ITTT certification is not accepted? I have both a TEFL certificate and the TESOL Diploma that I've completed with you and they were really enjoyable. I've lived in Vietnam for many years but I am from Australia and always wondered if I could travel to the Middle East where wages are three or four times the level of here.
Yeah, the Middle East is a great region for TEFL teachers. Like you said, the salaries are high, they're actually the highest in the industry. The Middle East is a great place to go if you're looking to make the most money, which a lot of us are obviously. So our TEFL certifications are internationally accredited and they're valid everywhere, there's no problem with that. I have my certificates here so I can show you guys, here for example that's the 120-hour certificate. Every certificate has a unique number here at the bottom and with this number you can go to the ITTT website and there is a link where it says certificate verification and you can type in that number. With this your employer can check and verify that this really is a legit certificate that you've earned and this is internationally accredited.
It’s great that you have a TEFL certificate and the diploma, that's a really great portfolio. I think you'll definitely be able to find a position in the Middle East. Often in that region they ask for previous teaching experience, but since you have lived in Vietnam and I'm assuming you taught there that's no problem. It sounds like you fulfill the requirements so you can email us as you're an ITTT grad and you have access to our lifetime job assistance. At any time if you want to go somewhere new or you want a different job you can email us and our team will be able to help you find a job where you want to go.
Okay, Jessica's question is what has been the biggest culture shock while being in Korea?
For me it was the Jjimjilbangs when I visited my first time in 2017. For anybody who doesn't know, Jjimjilbangs are public bath houses and they are gender separated. There is a section for women and there is a section for men where you shower and they have different pools with different temperatures and different kinds of water and there's also a common area where you can eat snacks. So basically the gender separated areas where you take the showers and you relax in the pools, that is nude. I think that's why that's a big culture shock because you're naked and everybody around you is naked. With culture shock there are so many things, but once you've been in a place for a while you kind of adjust and adapt. Although you never quite adapt 100% as you're still you and you still have your own cultural values and things.
I think another big culture shock for Korea is that the hierarchy is so important here. With age, you might have someone who's just one year older than you or even just a month older and you have to use different language and address them in a more polite way. It can sometimes be a little bit annoying as when someone's older than you in Korea you cannot be friends with them, you need to be on the same age level and that just doesn't really make sense to me. I have a lot of Korean friends who are older than me, even maybe twice my age and I still consider them my friends and they consider me their friends, so it is changing but hierarchy is still a big cultural difference in Korea.
Sidra is asking could you share the fee for the combined TEFL courses?
Okay, the fee is going to depend on which location you choose. I'm gonna share the link with you so you can check it out. With the combined course you first complete the online section by yourself at home and then you go to a combined course training center of your choice, typically somewhere near you. We have a lot in the US, but we also have them in Europe and in Asia. You attend one of these for between five and ten days and you complete your teaching practice sessions there. So it's going to depend on which location you want to go to. The prices are different, so I recommend you check out this link and check the location where you want to go and the pricing.
Mahmoud asks how can you get an English teaching job in other subjects like mathematics or business studies?
It depends on the school, some schools are strictly language schools, so they only teach English. But there are also international schools where they teach those subjects like math, biology, geography, and whatever in English. If you want to teach that then you would have to go to a school that offers different subjects taught in English. There are definitely a lot of them in Korea. I know there are a lot of international schools or just private schools that have different subjects and they're all taught in English. You can definitely find that, you just have to do a bit of research. Look at the job description and look at what kind of school it is and then you can definitely find that.
Jessica says sorry so many questions. No, that's awesome. That's why I'm here. So I'm a single mom interested in teaching in Korea, is this possible? Would they even consider me? Do you know any challenges that would come into my path if I tried to reach this goal?
I'm not sure how that works with the visa, but I would assume that if you get a teacher’s visa it would also cover your child. I assume it would, but I'm not sure. During the interview process if you say you're a mom I don't think that's going to be much of a problem. I don't think they would see that as a negative thing, you just want to choose maybe a public school as a lot of private schools have teaching hours from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for example. If you can arrange your own child care I think you could definitely make it work. I don't know too much about it, but I don't see a problem with that. I recommend joining Facebook groups, I mention them every single week but they're just so great. There is a group called Expat Women in Korea, I recommend you join that and then you could ask those specific questions. There are a lot of people in there with probably similar experiences and they can help you more with that. I don't have a child yet so I'm not too familiar, but go check that out on Facebook.
Let's see what else we have. Falzan, good to see you again. We're doing a live Q&A session today. Lincoln says I did my TEFL online with ITTT during the first lockdown in Hanoi last year, now I'm working for public schools teaching first and second grade. My company sponsored my work permit and I'm a non-native speaker.
Congratulations, that sounds awesome. We get that question quite a lot, what about non-native English speakers, can I find a job abroad? How does that work? So you can see it is possible, you found a job in Vietnam as a non-native speaker and they sponsor your work permit so that is awesome. Are you still in Hanoi now?
Going back to the previous question. Yeah, it's called Expat Women in Korea. That's the group name on Facebook. Just type that in and join them and you can ask questions there. The group has thousands of members so you get an answer quite quickly and you should get a lot of different feedback from different people. So that's a really great group to join. There are also other groups like TEFL Teachers in Korea or something like that. You can do a quick search on Facebook in the search bar. There's also a group about legal things in Korea, so maybe you could also ask them if your visa would cover your child, things like that. It's called Legal Office for Foreign Teachers, so you could also check that out.
Jessica asked do you get insurance through the program?
So in Korea as a teacher you get an ID card and with that card you also are part of the national health care plan.
My name is Yvonne and I'm in Hanoi. I'm from Tijuana, Mexico, right on the border with California. I lived in San Diego for a while, but have been living in Vietnam for nearly two years now. Cool, so there you have another great example of someone not from an English-speaking country, a non-native English speaker, getting TEFL certified and now living in Vietnam teaching English. That's really awesome, congratulations.
I actually have a question for you guys. Let's start off easy. I have one really simple question. Where would you like to teach English? Would you like to teach abroad? If so, which country? Or would you prefer to teach in your home country or would you like to teach online? Let me know. I know that some of you want to teach in Korea which is awesome, somebody here also wants to teach in the Middle East.
Okay, Falzan wants to teach in Saudi Arabia. That’s cool, so where are you at right now? Usually for the Middle East the requirements are a little bit higher. You would need to be TEFL certified, have a university degree, and usually some teaching experience.
Tiana says that the EPIK Program does have an age limit of 62, because that's the retirement age. That makes sense, so 31 is not too old for Korea, even for the EPIK Program. The EPIK Program is a government-sponsored teaching program in Korea, so that would also be a great option because with the program you have more vacation and less teaching hours, so maybe that would work a little better with a child. Thanks Tiana.
Mohammed wants to teach in Tokyo. That’s awesome. Are you already TEFL certified or are you taking a course? Great, so maybe you can also look into the JET Program. That's the government-sponsored teaching program in Japan. I did a live stream about the different teaching programs in different countries around the world, so if you're interested in that you can check it out. I forgot to mention that we always have our live sessions in our playlists on YouTube and Facebook, so you can check that out. If you like podcasts we also turn our live sessions into podcast episodes and you can find them on itunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, all the major podcast platforms out there. Search for the TEFL and TESOL Podcast by ITTT.
Ivan wants to teach in Taipei, Taiwan, or Bangkok, Thailand. Cool, they are both really great places and the demand is also high in both. On that note, let me pull this up to ESL jobs. We actually work with different recruiters and one of them has a big network in Taiwan, so I want to share that link with you real quick so you can check that out. This is our partner section with TEFL employers, recruiters and people you can reach out to and let them know that you're from ITTT and that you would like to possibly teach in Taiwan or Thailand. They will be able to help you and the great thing about TEFL recruiters is that they come at no cost to you. The school pays for the recruitment service not the teacher. You can contact them and it's completely free for you so I like working with recruiters.
Eric is watching from Columbia. Hi, we are doing a Q&A session, so Eric where would you like to teach? Since you just joined, I have asked everyone where they would like to teach, in a different country, in your home country, or online. Let me know where you would like to teach?
Juliana says I would like to teach English online for now. Yeah, that's awesome. I also recently started teaching online and it's been really fun. It's been really great because a lot of my in-person classes got cancelled because of COVID so I thought maybe now is a great time to try online teaching and it's been really fun. There are also a lot of different platforms to choose from, you can teach children or adults or business English or anything and there's a platform out there. So that's really great.
Eric would like to teach in New Zealand. Very cool, I love New Zealand. Are you currently in Colombia and are you currently taking a TEFL course? Let me know.
All right then, moving on a little bit to more of a tricky question. What is your biggest challenge regarding teaching or TEFL & TESOL? What is the biggest challenge you're facing with that? Maybe I have some advice I can give you, some feedback to help you. Let me know.
Eric is currently teaching online. That's really great, which platform are you teaching at? Would you like to share? And is there any challenge you're facing, what is your biggest challenge regarding teaching?
Some good questions coming through. Jessica's asking what are the hours like when teaching online?
With the platform that I work for I basically teach however much I want. You can make your own schedule. You can be like I'm available from this time to this time on that day and you can open up yourself for bookings and then people can book you, so you sort of have to build your own teaching schedule. The thing that I like about my platform, it's called cafetalk, is that you can basically upload your own lessons. I do a lot of conversation classes and you can do 15 minutes or 30 minutes, or even an hour, whatever you want. People can book you at that available time that you have open in your calendar. The more you do, you then end up having regular students. You can offer what they call lesson packs, so students can purchase bulk lessons. I have a lot of regular students now that book the same class every week, but I also get a lot of new people every week. There's a feature on cafetalk that I really like where you can make yourself available for instant bookings. You could be like oh I have time now and I'll make myself available and then people can book you right away and you get a notification like a bell sound and then you can do your lesson right there and then.
Eric says my country of residence is Ecuador but I'm originally from Colombia and I just use Zoom. Cool, that's a great way to find your own students and then to teach without any platform because the platforms do take a chunk of your money. That's the downside of the platforms, but if you work for a well-known platform you're always going to get students. So that's the pros and cons with those kinds of things.
John is asking how do you develop lesson plans if you have never taught before?
That's the great thing about a TEFL course because our TEFL courses teach you how to develop lesson plans that your students will like and that work for you. That's why a TEFL course is so important, especially as a new teacher because it teaches you all of those things. With our TEFL courses what's great is that you get a lot of lesson planning practice and you can print out a lot of lesson plan examples and make your own binder full of materials that you can keep forever. You can keep the lesson plans and then just tweak and adjust them to whatever lesson you need it for. Also, there are so many online resources for lesson planning. If you Google ESL lesson plans for young learners or whatever there'll be a lot of stuff available for you to download as well.
Okay, the biggest challenge Mohammed faced in the TEFL industry. In my opinion it was a practical one rather than a theoretical one. For example, I cannot apply what I have studied theoretically.
You know, that's quite normal I would say so don't be worried about that, especially as a new teacher. You take your TEFL course and you learn about the theory of teaching and obviously in practice the practical part is very different. You never know what to expect as every student is different. That's the thing about teaching, even though you take your TEFL course which prepares you a great deal, your training sort of doesn't stop. Your training is always going to continue as long as you are a teacher. Your first class is not going to be perfect and your second class is not going to be perfect, neither is your third or fourth class. It just takes time and over time the more you teach, the more time you spend with the same student you get to know your student and what they need, what they don't need and things like that, that makes you better as a teacher.
It kind of goes both ways. You need the TEFL course to get into it and understand teaching methodologies, but then applying them in reality in your actual classroom does take time. Schools also know that when they hire you, they know that you're not going to be an amazing teacher right away. Typically at schools they will have the older teachers help the new teachers and at my school at least we had to listen in before we actually taught. We had a week or even two weeks of observation where we had to sit in the classroom and watch the other teachers teach first and take notes and learn from that. Because also every school has their own teaching style, their own system and even though maybe you are an experienced teacher that school is going to do it a bit differently than other schools.
Another question from Jessica. Are there certain hours you need to reach each week when teaching online?
It depends on the platform. Some platforms have a minimum amount of teaching hours that you need to complete and some platforms do not. My platform has no minimum which is why I chose it. Even when you go on vacation you can just mark that time in the calendar in red to say you're unavailable and it's fine. With cafetalk where I teach you're super flexible, that's what I liked about it. But there are other platforms where they have minimum hour requirements or even times you need to be online, so it depends on the platform.
Eric wants to know how possible it is to have an agreement with you guys to benefit a small but worthy group of Latin American teachers?
I don't follow sorry, but I'm sure there are groups on Facebook for Latin American teachers. I'm sure there are a lot of Latin American teachers out there so you can just do an online search.
Another question from John. Is getting a job right after completing the TEFL course fairly easy or quick?
It depends on where you want to teach and how open you are in terms of what kind of school, what kind of students, what kind of location. It's going to be quicker if you are very flexible. If your options are very narrow, say I want to be in Beijing in a private school for example, then maybe it takes more time to find that perfect fit. But generally it's very quick, the more flexible you are the better and quicker it will be. Once you have your first teaching experience, even if it's just a year in one school, that's very valuable. Also, once you are in a location for example in China you can make connections there by networking and that just happens naturally because you get to meet other teachers and they tell you what they did before at other schools. It all helps to make finding the next job so much easier. So if your first teaching job is not the dream teaching job, it's still very important for your experience and for networking.
Yvonne says I teach large groups so class management was important to learn. I don't have to plan my lessons because my company has its own system of books and software but the lesson plans are flexible so I can add or remove content easily depending on the lesson I'm going to teach.
That's great. That also depends on the school, some schools like the Korean kindergarten we're I used to work had all the lesson plans already made from the headquarters because this school is all over Korea, it's a big chain. So you don't have to do any lesson planning, basically you just show up, obviously you prepare, but you don't have to do any planning and figure out what your activities are, you get that from the school. Some other schools give you more flexibility, you have to plan your own lessons and you have to make your own materials and things like that.
Time for another question from me. Which specialized TEFL or TESOL course are you most interested in? At ITTT we have three options. The certificate in teaching English to young learners, the certificate in teaching business English, and the certificate in teaching English online. So which of those are you most interested in and why? Let me know.
Eric has another question. My question is could we come to an agreement for a TEFL certification program for potential clients? I mean they are my clients.
Okay, I got it, I follow you now. So we actually do have an affiliate program that you can reach out to. Let me give you my email address, you can email me if you are interested in a partnership and then we can work something out. Here is my work email. Anyone else if you have any questions feel free to email me on that email. I'm available to answer your questions.
Back to this question. Which specialized TEFL or TESOL course are you most interested in, teaching online, teaching young learners, or teaching business English? I actually took all three of those so I can help you figure out which one you should get.
Jessica says online because I think it will be easier right now as a single parent. Yeah online teaching is great as a single parent and also great because if you want to go abroad later you already have that teaching experience, so that's only going to boost your resume. Karen also says online. Right now I'm in Cambodia in lockdown. Oh, good luck with that. Cambodia is a place I really want to go to, not yet though. John also says the online course mainly because it presents another platform for someone to be able to work if you can't or don't have the money to teach in person or in another country, especially right now. I think so, right now is a great time for the online course and to start teaching English online.
My colleague Liza does her live sessions on Tuesdays and she's from Russia and she does a lot of live sessions focused on non-native English speakers. How to advance in your career, how to get into teaching as a non-native English speaker and things like that. She also teaches online a lot and she did a live session about the different online teaching platforms. I highly recommend you check that out because that's how I found the teaching platform where I teach now. Check it out in our playlist, it was probably sometime in February because I signed up for the cafetalk platform right after that and then I started teaching in March. It was very quick and the interview process was very easy. That's also why I liked that platform because some platforms require you to teach a mock lesson and things like that. I didn't want to do that so I just had an interview with someone from the company and it was great and I was able to start a day or two later.
Eric is interested in teaching business English. That's also really great. Jessica asks which is your favorite?
I think all three of them are equally important but as a lot of people mentioned right now because of lockdown and COVID and all those things I think the online course is definitely great to get. That part of teaching is really booming right now, there are so many places that you can teach online, so many different platforms and even a lot of schools hire teachers for teaching English online. So I think that one is a really great option right now.
I also highly recommend the young learners course because especially in Asia I would say about 80% of students are young learners. It’s a pretty broad term, it goes from literally one year-old up to university level. I remember when I worked in China I actually had two students that were two and three years old, so that's really challenging to teach children that young. The course really teaches you a lot of great techniques and how to make it work and it actually splits it up into age groups. So I think it's three different age groups, because teaching a toddler is very different from teaching an elementary school student. The course gives you advice for every individual age group and great activities and examples, that's why it’s fun.
I also took the business course because I've been in Korea for a while and I did some networking and got to know a lot of other teachers and companies who are in need of business English teachers. I wanted to take that course to boost my resume even more and because business English pays well.
Justin asks do I need a degree to teach English in japan? Also, how long does it take to finish the 120-hour course?
I'm not 100% sure but I think you do need a degree for Japan. It doesn’t have to be a degree in English or TEFL or anything like that, it can be any degree. You also don't have to be a native English speaker for Japan, which is great. For the 120-hour course it depends. You have up to six months to complete it, but most people finish it much faster. It depends on how much time you have to work on it. There are 20 units in that course and I took the course when I was working full time and I probably finished it in three months. But you can do it much faster if you have more free time.
Yvonne says I hold a degree in business so it'll be great to add the business course to my CV. Yes. it’s the same for me as my degree is also in business. That's also a reason why I took the business course because it just makes sense right?
Eric says it was a great pleasure to attend this Facebook live stream. Thank you so much Linda for sharing with us, I'll make sure you get my email message. I have got to jump on my computer for a class right now.
Thanks so much Eric, it was great having you. Please do email me and then we can work something out.
Walter says I need someone to practice English with. Walter White, oh that's awesome, oh my god I love Breaking Bad. So if anyone's interested in practicing English with Walter White hit him up, that would be great. Okay, we're one hour in so I'm going to sign off soon. I just want to mention this again and I'm going to make myself a bit smaller so you can see it. Anyone who wants to scan the QR code will get 30% off a TEFL course from ITTT. I'm also going to share the discount link again in the comment section. It is this one, so you can head there and get a 30% discount. You can do it today, tomorrow, a week from now, it doesn't matter as it does not expire. I highly recommend you do that if you want to take a TEFL course or one of the specialized courses. Like we just said, the online teaching course is a great option to take right now as are the other ones. It all depends on what you want to do and your goals.
I think I'm signing off now, this was a great session. It felt great to be back this week and I will be back next week with another live session. My colleague Liza is also going to be back with another live session on Tuesday. If you are a non-native English speaker who's interested in teaching English online I highly recommend you check out Liza and her live sessions, they're really great. She does a lot of really great live sessions about online platforms, teaching online, cool activities you can do when teaching online. I watch those live streams and I learn so much, so I highly recommend it.
Thanks so much to all the people that come here week after week, I really appreciate it. And to all the new faces and thanks so much for being such an active crowd and asking all those really interesting questions and just sharing your own experience. It really makes our community great and so much stronger, so thanks so much and I will hopefully see you guys next week. Feel free to reach out to me at Linda Goes East at any time, that's my private handle on social media. If you want to know what's going on with me personally in Korea, check that out. I also have a website lindagoeseast.com, it's pretty much a travel blog or a teaching in Asia kind of blog focused on South Korea, China, and other Asian countries. If you're interested in that you can reach out to me at any time. Don't forget the 30% off link or you can scan the QR code to get your discount.
I hope to see you again next week. Thanks so much guys, stay safe. Oh wait, there's another one from Walter White. If anyone wants to learn chemistry I teach it in an interesting way. You guys are hilarious. Have a wonderful day. See you soon hopefully. Bye, bye.