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Taking a personal journey into the teaching field is not something that came to my mind when I thought about my future career. I have never even imagined I would enroll in the TEFL course, as it seemed to be beyond my field of interest, nor I did not know-how where it could be used. That has changed, quite recently, during my more than a year of travel in South East Asia on a motorcycle. I have started my journey in Malaysia, then went into Thailand, Cambodia and finally Vietnam. My eyes have wode opened up, with new possibilities and amazing people I have met along the way. I could also see the need in local communities for learning English as many young and older people wanted to become global citizens. The difficulties they have encountered were that even with thousands of teachers already in their countries, there was still a need for more. Still, I didn’t feel it would be something for me, to teach English in a foreign country, as I come from a different field of interest and didn’t feel like it’s time for a change. So how did it changed for me and I think would change for anyone reading this short story of mine?! Well, it all started when I arrived at one of the very remote places in North Vietnam. After arriving at my destination, I have sat down at a local restaurant, finished my lunch and after finishing it, five or six kids came with English exercise books wanting me to help them with their homework. Their English was very basic, as their age was around 7, or 8, but they were showing very high interest and willingness to learn. It’s hard to refuse kids so I have spent an hour explaining subjects they were to complete. To my surprise, this felt good and I had my feeling of accomplishment which I didn’t feel for a long time working in the IT industry. At that moment I have realized that I could not only be of assistance to anyone willing to learn, but also could travel to amazing places instead of being stuck at the corporate office somewhere in Europe. Of course, I would need to learn certain skills before I would be able to provide quality teaching to my future students. I did not want to jump into my new profession without some guidance and basic structure as this could cause more harm than good. I didn’t want to come to a class unprepared. That’s where the TEFL course from ITTT came into my attention. I have heard about this program from one guy that was already teaching in China and he has recommended taking this course from this online school. His advice was to get some knowledge before attempting to do it yourself style teaching. After checking further, I have enrolled into 120 hours course which took me some time to complete, but I feel I have learned a lot. Thanks to this course, I am able to prepare a lesson with various exercises matching different English levels of my future students and their personal needs. I got a better idea of how to explain complex grammar subjects, correct mistakes when necessary - in a proper manner - and know how to motivate and make a lesson interesting enough so my students won't get bored. Wide range of topics covered in this course has been explained in an easy to digest and professional style that even not a native speaker will be able to follow through. I believe that completing this course, will widen possibilities for those who want to volunteer, work, or both, in amazing foreign destinations. Definitely this course opens the door towards new opportunities and places for those who are committed to spending the time and effort in order to follow through the material covered in TEFL. I think that anyone who loves to travel and enjoys helping others will find TEFL as a ticket to a compelling career that can have a real impact on other people's lives and in the result and make them world citizens.