Tamsyn's FeedbackHi, my name is Tamsyn Munnik, I come from Cape Town, South Africa. I will be shortly approaching the 6th-month mark here in China and can honestly say that I have loved very second of it!
Working with really young children (2 – 5 years old) certainly has its challenges, but at the same time it is a completely rewarding and exciting experience. Having to teach a second language to toddlers who have not yet fully grasped their native language is extremely difficult, but it is so surprising how fast they learn. When they surprise you out of the blue by remembering a specific word or when they string a basic English sentence together, it makes the challenge all the more worthwhile.
One of the biggest challenges I face is always having to try and keep the lessons fresh and exciting so that the children are always eager and motivated to learn. But once you have built up a good repertoire of games and songs, it gets a little easier.
My colleagues and head staff have been wonderful throughout my stay here and have made me feel very welcome over here.
TEFL369 have also been so great from my initial contact with them. The help and support I have received has been exceptional. I would like to extend a huge thanks to Colin for all his help and continued support so far. He was able to answer all my questions and ease all my doubts I had before coming over to China, and I am so glad that he did because I am having the best time so far. Colin was able to help me out with my visa too which was a huge burden off my shoulders. Once again, a huge thank you to Colin and TEFL369!!!