Why teaching?



When I first went to the United States,almost three years ago, my goal was to learn English, so I could come back to Brazil and work speaking the language. 

Before leaving, I met an English teacher from Boston. I wanted to keep having classes with a native after coming back. While talking with her she asked me what kind of job I would like to have in Brazil, and I told her I had no idea, I just wanted to work in a place where I could use what I had learned. 

It was then when she asked me about the idea of teaching. She said she knew I could do it. And it didn’t actually sound like something I would never do. I am patient, I like explaining things and teaching would help me practicing as well.

She told me she took the Celta classes and went to China and South Africa to teach kids, and by the time she finished speaking, I felt I really could do that. She explained to me the whole Celta process. Once in Brazil we started building together my future as a teacher. I no longer have classes with her, but she showed herself to be very helpful and kind.

I believe is very rewarding to be a teacher, once you get to experience different things, you get to know different people, and why not, learn with them every class. You grow as a person.

I’ll be back next Friday, talking about my first class 🙂


My first step to become an English teacher: CELTA course.


Hi there,

I’ve created this blog to register my evolution as an English teacher. I want this blog to be my diary, so in the near future I can recognize my flaws and be proud to see I have improved my skills. 

I’m not a teacher yet. My first step will be taking the CELTA course. These classes will lead me to earn a certificate, which allows me to teach English whatever I want, in the whole world. The course will last four months and I will be taking the classes twice a week: every Tuesday and Thursday, for about four hours each day. On Tuesdays I will have input classes, and on Thursdays I will have practical classes, teaching voluntaries or even teachers (Jeez!!!)

I am very excited about this. I can’t wait to start this course,but mostly, I can’t wait to finish it. I know it sounds awkward, I really believe I’ll have fun throughout the whole course, but I just want my journey as an English teacher to really begin.

I’m aware my English skills are far to be great, and far to be as good as if I were a teacher, but hold on, because I’m trying. I got this. 

My course will start on February 21st, and I will compromise to write on this blog every Friday, and register every little thing about the classes. I want to write about my teachers, whether I like them or not, about the lessons and assingments I’ll have to do, and about the challenges I may face on the way.

I want to be as close as I can to the language and for this matter I will write everything in English.

My name is Graciele, I am 30 years old and I’m seeking for a new and remarkable adventure in life.

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