My first TEFL experience turned sour

By Justin Wiley
You get what you deserve

I wanted to teach in Russia. This was to be my first job abroad after taking the CELTA and a few months working in Summer Schools in the UK. When choosing a school my main criteria was that it shouldn't be a big international concern. It sounds unfriendly perhaps; but I didn't want to be surrounded by other ex-pats. I wanted to experience a more 'authentic' Russia. I thought I'd get this authentic experience if I chose a small school, not part of a chain . . .

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