Maria G. has been announced as the TEFL scholarship winner for 2023!
This scholarship was established to help individuals achieve their dream of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and to make a difference in the lives of students worldwide.
Maria won the OISE TEFL scholarship for her inspiring essay. She expressed her passion about becoming TEFL certified and her plans for utilizing her certification.
Maria recently moved to Colombia from the US to study how peace is taught in public schools. When Maria started learning Spanish, she developed an appreciation for language learning. However, being in an unfamiliar environment, she struggled to communicate.
Maria was inspired by the experience and decided to teach English as a second language to her friends and students, a diverse group of people including parents, artists, singers, and cake designers.
"I empower them to take the first step in language learning and be confident enough to speak out loud," wrote Maria.
Maria aspires to become a more qualified English teacher to help her students achieve their dreams. With a TEFL certification, Maria can become a full-time teacher at a South American language school.
Thank you to the hundreds of applicants who took the time to write your submissions and share your stories of passion and enthusiasm for teaching English as a foreign language.
We are thrilled to see Maria's growth with her TEFL certification and the impact she will have on the lives of her students. Congratulations on winning the OISE TEFL scholarship from Teach Away!
Are you interested in getting TEFL certified?Sign up for Teach Away's OISE TEFL certification. TEFL courses take about six months to complete so you could qualify for ESL jobs by next summer! Learn everything about getting TEFL certified and teaching abroad on our blog.