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Trainer Stories – Tasci

I am one of the Assistant Directors and an active member of the training team. Read on to hear my story.

Where are you from?

I’m from the great state of Ohio, but I’ve been living in Prague since 2003. I like to say that I had an American childhood but a European adulthood.

What do you love the most about Prague?

I love Prague because it is big enough that I can enjoy all of the benefits of living in a capital city, like international food, concerts, festivals, and museums. But Prague is also small enough that I bump into people I know when I’m out and about. The city center is very walkable, and even if something is a bit further away, the public transportation is top notch.

What made you want to become a TEFL trainer?

I really love teaching. Helping people communicate in English is a fulfilling and important job. I became a TEFL trainer for the same reason I am teaching English. I want to also help future teachers learn how to effectively communicate with their future students.

What kind of training have you and the TEFL team participated in this year?

As the head trainer, I organize bi-monthly meetings where we can discuss the course curriculum and materials. We have set rubrics for how we grade lessons and essays. We review these to make sure all trainers are on the same page and we are consistent in our marking.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I have a dog named Tony. All the TEFL trainees get to meet Tony during the course and they all think he is a great pal and stress relief. Tony and I love hiking on the weekends, and sometimes even TEFL alumni join us!

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