While planning for a career path, it never crossed my mind that one day I will be a teacher and let alone an English teacher.
By profession, I am a nurse who takes care of the sick. At first, I was forced to take the course but with time I fell in love with it. The fulfillment every time I nurse someone back to full health became my motivation. It finally dawned on me that helping people is my purpose in life.
Hey! How have you been? As for me, I am having a great time being a resident instructor of English Boot Camp for almost two months now! Even though it’s not a stroll in the park, I find it very interesting because every weekend I get to be immersed with diverse people who are at first nervous in the execution of each activity that we have prepared. Most of them are so anxious that they even find it hard to speak in front of everyone.
As this New Year unfolds, we are given new opportunities to create, new dreams to make, new lessons to learn and a new horizon to discover. This 2018 is another 365 days to set plans, work on them and eventually fulfill our dreams. Equipped with the experiences of 2017 and a whole lot more influences of the past we are inevitably set for a new journey. Learning English is a journey. An expedition not only limited to grammatical lessons but also to a different culture other than our own. Primarily we learn a language but in depth, we gain new insights. Another perspective to view the world, your self, and life as it is.
From the Pearl of the Orient, Philippines, hello, my name is Kia Necifora Arancon, 28 and I am a registered nurse since 2009. People always ask me as to how long have I been studying English and to be exact it has been 23 years. Yes, you read it right, 23 years. Starting from preschool to college until this very day I keep on studying English. It has been a very long journey for me and in this journey, I have done a lot of mistakes. Like a million of it. And like everyone else I too feel bad when I do something in a wrong way but thru mistakes I learned best and I became more confident in using the English language. It takes a lot of effort and practice but in the end, it led me to greater opportunities by meeting diverse people and it is indeed a rewarding feeling!
One of my New Year resolutions this year is that thru my testimony I hope I can influence many people into thinking the same way. English is a very wonderful journey and making mistakes along the way are okay if you grow and learn from it. I plan on pursuing this path of inspiring people and motivating them to speak English confidently for many years to come. And I hope within my tenure, I can meet you and help you in every way I can.