This course curriculum is teaching ESL online to kids from 5 years old to 14 years old. This is a series of American slang phrase lessons for you to work with your students on their conversation skills. Base your instruction on the student’s ability not on their grade level. This curriculum is progressive and builds on itself.
When I was teaching ESL in a Public Elementary School in South Korea, I quickly discovered that I loved teaching ESL and it was so much fun….
The Public School System gave me the freedom to put my spin on the curriculum.
I took 2 successful programs Genki English and We Are Busy Beavers to fill in the gaps in the curriculum and I made it fun for my students. It became so successful I was the teacher to see in the area. All the small public schools would bring their ESL teachers to watch my classes for training.
Since then I have taught in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Saudi Arabia.
In 2015 I started to teach ESL online to kids. A year later, I won the most popular teacher award with VIPKID. I won a free trip to China. It was the best experience of my life.
So the following year, I made the decision to teach teachers’ how to become successful in teaching kids online from home.
For almost 2 years, I would have daily calls with teachers helping them to get up to speed quickly to teach ESL online to Kids. I was doing pretty well but I wasn’t getting the results that I hoped for. I was frustrated, tired, and then I got sick.
I had no energy for almost 5 months. I could barely work and walk around the house. I went from over 200 lbs. to 158 lbs. I went to multiple doctors and it took them almost 4 ½ months to figure out that I had some kind of allergy that I was itching my throat and I could not sleep at night.
This made me really think what I really wanted to do with my life going forward. I have a family to support. My wife and 3 beautiful kids.
As I was sitting at my computer, I thought about what really makes me happy. Something that I could do that I would be excited about everyday. At that point, I knew creating a curriculum to teach my own students is what I wanted to do. I love creating curriculum for my own students.
I had no idea if this was going to work or the time needed to get it ready for teachers or how much money it would cost. I began planning and exploring my new idea. I planned everything out on paper and was so excited to begin.
My level 1 curriculum took 11 months to build. I’m sure I will be adding new things to it every few months. So without creating it from scratch, it wouldn’t be tailored for online ESL teachers that teach kids.
Today, I teach kids ESL online from my home and I feel that I’m making a big impact on students’ lives more than I ever did before in a traditional ESL classroom.
And I also get to help online ESL teachers.
That is a little bit about me and my journey and how I got to where I am today.