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New Year's News

I have been sick since before Xmas, I have stayed home for almost two week. I am getting better and I hope to be better in time for work.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Things are looking up

No more need to worry. I have a job!!! I am now an English language teacher at Meiji Gakuin High School. It's part-time, but it will look really good on my resume. The school is part of the Meiji Gakuin University which just happens to be a really expensive private christian university in down town Tokyo. When I walked onto the campus, it was like walking on to a huge old ivy league school, which seems so out of place in modern Tokyo. So now I just need to pick-up 8-10 more lessons to make up the difference in pay. There are tons of private teaching jobs available in the city, so I am not really worried about it.

And now the really good news....

I got into the Maters program I wanted!!!! Yeah!!!

Starting as of April 1st I will be a graduate student at the University of Birmingham's (in the UK) Masters Degree TESL/TEFL Overseas Distant Learning Program. WOO-HOO!!!

Super big Thanks go out to Chris Barzak, Toyoda Sensei, Chieko-san and Kumiko-san for writing me awesome letters of recommendation. You all have helped me take a step in the direction of becoming a better and more qualified ESL teacher. So hopefully after 2 years of coursework classes, a 12,000 word dissertation and about $18,000 ... I will be more prepared to enter a JR college teaching position while Juan goes to school. Sounds good right?? Yep, it definitely sound good to me.


Anonymous said...

Congrats woman!!! I'm so proud of you!

Julia said...

Congratulations Jody!! I'm glad things are going great & you'll be on your way to being a Master teacher! =)

Christopher Barzak said...

Congrats, Jody!!! I knew you'd get in, though. ;-)