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Stephen grew up in Birhingman, the largest city in the West Midlands of England. At the age of 22, Stephen left his home country to fulfill his thirst for travel. Considering that he didn't have enough money to suffice that goal, he decided to take advantage of his English background. Although lacking a formal teaching experience, he pursued a CELTA course that earned him a certificate to teach English abroad.
After accomplishing his CELTA course, Stephen got his first job in Poland, where he taught in a state school to advanced English-level students. Stephen recalled how fond his memories were in Poland. Everyone was friendly, his job was stable, and the environment was welcoming. But as a then young and adventurous person, Stephen went through his next teaching venture, Taiwan. Teaching in Taiwan was another outstanding experience for Stephen because of the sufficient resources given to them.
Despite that, it was the Chinese language that made Stephen decide to move to the next country. When he got his third job in Brazil, things turned out magnificent. There, he met his future wife. Although they had to go through various obstacles before getting married, Stephen and his wife finally decided to settle in Brazil, Curitiba, to be particular.
As an English teacher for so many years, Stephen has not failed to push himself to learn beyond his basic skills. This perseverance of his has led him to put up his platform - English with Stephen successfully. Through his program, he helps people learn English words more creatively by associating them with stories. Now, Stephen has been working online teaching English to various students worldwide and hopes to explore more countries soon.
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TOPIC WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE
- Teaching English abroad
- How to become an English teacher abroad
- Moving to Brazil
- Immigration around the world
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