I became an ESL teacher more than 10 years ago because I felt it would be a great way to see the world. I started my career in Vancouver teaching at a private school and eventually started teaching internationally with contracts in China, Japan and Mexico. My Bachelor of Science degree also enabled me to complete a two-month contract teaching physics in Kazakhstan, which was an amazing opportunity to showcase my skills in both science and ESL.
As my career in teaching approached a decade, I knew it was time to start my master's degree to expand my career opportunities in education. Royal Roads emphasizes collaborative skills within its learning model, and that was clearly the highlight while studying for my Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication. My cohort was incredibly supportive and the relationships I formed within this cohort, whether personal or professional, will be with me for the rest of my life.
My affiliation with Royal Roads is not restricted to being an alumna as I was recently hired as an ESL instructor by the International Study Centre. My experience so far indicates that I am going to enjoy being an employee as much as I enjoyed being a student because I see a culture of sharing and caring.
I look forward to my future at Royal Roads.