Apr 13, 2018 #1
Why do you choose your proposed study and institution?
I am going to apply TESOL (Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages) in University of Sidney or Canberra. I have a high interest in developing skills essential to the theories and difficulties of English grammar, language curriculum design, and the further developing of English teaching methods and approaches related to issues of background, culture, and mother tongue in order to result the most appropriate method based on the leaners' need and background. In my surroundings, English is a complicated subject for young learners since they never learned English in their elementary education and materials given are not appropriate to their level. Much patience, suitable teaching methods and approaches are needed in this kind of situation. This case motivates me to be an Agent of Change among learners there and other areas. I believe that this master program can prepare me in advanced to gain a specialty in the field of English skills and teaching.
In my bachelor education, I learned about TEFL I and TEFL II, Curriculum Material Development I and II, and Teaching Practice. What I gained from those assists me in my teaching and learning process. However, I definitely need to explore more in those kinds of subject and others to develop my quality and professionalism as English teacher. Compared with other universities, I am so interested in courses offered by University of Sydney and Canberra. While others put more emphasis on educational research only and classroom management, those two universities offer me strong practical knowledge on teaching method development and curriculum design, such as Development in English Language Teaching, Grammar and the Language Classroom, Language Teaching Methodology, Language and Social Context, Teacher Professional Development for EFL, and Curriculum Design and Evaluation, that I hope I will obtain much more knowledge and experiences. In addition, their faculty provides good lecturing techniques with high quality lecturers that will bolster my future performances.