I am a public university teacher from Dhaka, Bangladesh and have been an English language teacher for the past fourteen years. I studied English Literature for my Undergraduate degree.
Why I chose to study MA TESOL at Leeds
Teaching is my passion and I wanted a language teaching degree that deals with the practical aspects of language teaching pedagogy. Moreover, recently I joined British Council Dhaka as a trainee teacher and wanted to specialise in teacher education. I searched the web and found that the University of Leeds stood out as the best; its excellence in education and research oriented profile attracted me the most.
I have enjoyed every bit of my course so far. I liked the way classroom instructions are given, the interaction, the variety of learning resources, the well constructed course and the highly skilled teachers.
The learning facilities in the school and at the University are great. There are ample resources including the resource room and library, which are great ways to develop understanding and skills.
There are many clubs and societies for students to join outside of their studies. Trips are arranged by the Global community on Saturdays to see places of interest around Leeds; personally I have been to Stratford upon Avon and had a wonderful trip. I look forward to going on another trip during Easter.
Life in Leeds
Leeds is a wonderful city where every necessity is within reach. Many of the people I have met are really friendly and I feel very safe walking around the city.
Leeds is a wonderful place to study - the course and curriculum is well developed and the teachers are very knowledgeable in their fields.
Once I have completed my course, I plan to go back to Bangladesh and update my students and colleagues with the knowledge gathered from this course. I also intend to come back to the University of Leeds to complete a PhD.