Beth HutchinsonBA (Hons) TESOL with Spanish
At the end of my second year I was awarded the professional qualification Trinity CertTESOL and also the PTTLS qualification.
I worked as a teaching assistant in a secondary school in Motril, Spain, as part of my year abroad and tutored English there in my spare time.
I had so many opportunities to travel and use my language at university and was lucky to be awarded a travel bursary three times! Using the bursary, I studied Spanish in Argentina for two weeks which was amazing and spent two weeks teaching English as a volunteer in the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador and also later in Thailand.
After graduating, I taught English at a summer school near London before returning to Thailand as I loved it so much. Thanks to the UCLan TESOL network, I was put in touch with a former MA TESOL graduate working out there and got a teaching job.
Since Thailand, I have now moved to Ras-al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates and teach English in an all-girls school. This is another new culture for me to understand.”