Emma Hughes has come a long way from when she won a stain glass window design competition in her hometown of Reading, UK. When not Instagramming and missing cheese, Emma is teaching abroad at the Uttaradit School in North Thailand. Learn more about Emma’s TEFL journey east!
Non-native English speakers make great teachers abroad. You’ve studied the language yourself—which we all know is way more than memorizing verb structures and grammar patterns. You’ve experienced the up’s and down’s and whirl-arounds of learning a language from scratch, and let’s be honest… those highs and lows can take a toll on your mental game. But you persevered, worked really, really hard, did an immersion program in a Native English speaking country.