I was always curious to know why a lot of American and English-speaking teachers go to China to teach English. I did a research online, and read an interesting Birmy School review. After reading the blog, I decided instantly that it was an opportunity I couldnt miss.
Going to China and teaching at Birmy International English, Yuhua District, Changsha City is without a doubt the most amazing thing Ive done in my life. It was scary, challenging, but fun and exciting at the same time.
I can still remember walking in to class on my first day of teaching. I was so nervous, and it thought it was one of the most terrifying things I had to do in my career. Never did it occur to me that a class full of young children would be so intimidating for a veteran teacher like me! But as soon as I stepped inside, I was greeted with warm smiles from adorable first-graders. I instantly felt how thrilled they were to finally meet their English teacher.
Teaching in a foreign country was not easy at all. It was really frustrating at first because I felt that nobody could understand me. But with the help of the staff from Birmy head office, things got better and better. They provided me with the materials and teaching tools I needed to make my job easier, and for my lessons to be easy for my students, too!