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  • 1.  Introduction

    Posted 19 days ago

    It is a pleasure for me to meet you all.

    My name is Abril Torres. I'm 20 years old and I'm from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. I am very close to my family and I love spending time with them. I have seven pets at my house including: three dogs, one cat, two canaries and a guinea pig. I'm very analytical and I love observing, reading and listening to others thoughts; as it reminds me how diverse we are and how special each one of us is. 

    Teaching is something that definitely has changed my life. I discover several characteristics of my personality from that and, I have improved as a person because of that as well. I love that every day is different, and you can learn several things on a day by sharing with your students. My students have motivated me to learn as much as I can to provide them the best. They also have reminded me how special it is to be a teacher. It is a very important part of my life, and I believe that without teaching I would be a completely different person.

    Evelyn Abril Torres Gonzalez

  • 2.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 18 days ago
    Dear Abril ~

    Hello and welcome to TESOL! It's a pleasure to meet you.

    I joined TESOL many years ago when I was starting out in the field, and it has been my constant companion. TESOL has served me well through all the stages of my career -- teaching, administering, living overseas, and now materials writing.

    There are lots of Communities of Practice that you can join to help you keep learning, growing, and sharing with colleagues all over the world.

    Best of luck... and enjoy the ride!

    All best wishes,

    Laura J. Peskin
    Independent Educational Writer
    New York, USA

  • 3.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 18 days ago
    Hi Abril,

    Welcome to the TESOL Community! I joined as a newer teacher around 10 years ago and I have found a wonderful group of like-minded professionals. I hope TESOL can do the same for you. Please check out the different interest sections. They are a great way to connect to others who teach in a similar context or with those who share the same professional passion.
    All the best,
    Brooke Leach Grable

    Brooke Leach Grable
    ESL Teacher
    Nordonia Hills City School District