Eleni Karaiskou

Country: Greece
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: English Teacher
Subject of study: MED TESOL (Summer Intensive Course)
Year of graduation: 2012
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

School of Foreign Languages ‘Voula Tzwrtzi’

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I have been working as an English teacher in Private schools and Foreign Language schools in Greece. I have also worked as an oral examiner for the ECCE exams.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I have always been fascinated about the English language and literature so teaching English serves as an excellent opportunity for me to further explore the English language.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Exeter was the ideal place to study and the University Campus was amazing; furthermore my postgraduate studies involved a lot of practical applications and the unique opportunity to do research.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Apart from the fact that the university of Exeter is highly regarded as a prestigious one, attending the Med in TESOL summer intensive programme helped me combine my studies while living and working as an English teacher in Greece.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Patience, flexibility and adaptability and of course constantly attending the latest trends in teaching.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

To be patient, to set goals and to focus on what he wants to achieve through teaching.

What are your plans for the future?

To further explore teaching through different perspectives and possibly move on to PhD studies.


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