I am a physically disabled person. I have cerebral palsy and I am a wheelchair user. I graduated in English four years ago and when I entered college my idea was to work as a translator.
However, after some time I realized I did not fit in the profession. Therefore, I decided to become a teacher, in spite of all the difficulties I would have to overcome.
I have just started my career as an EFL teacher and in this article I intend to share with you the challenges I faced in my first experience as a teacher. I additionally do some interesting work for students who follow online GED classes to get their high school equivalency diploma, a job that suits me pretty well.
How I got the job
A friend of mine called and asked me if I would like to teach Basic English to a group of about 15 physically challenged learners at an Association for the disabled in Curitiba.
The aim of the course was to increase the students’ chances of getting better jobs. This project was sponsored by state government funds; the learners didn’t have to pay for the course and the course books were included. I liked the idea very much and accepted the job. Continue reading