Brendon Albertson, Senior Trainer
Brendon earned an MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Central Connecticut State University, and has been teaching English as a Second Language for 8 years in China, South Korea, Japan, and the United States.
"My one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you're not just teaching others knowledge; you're guiding them in the development of a skill"
His students have included adult business people, high school and college students, kindergarten and elementary school children, and immigrants living in Boston. In addition to teaching abroad, Brendon volunteered on organic rice farms in Japan, joined a dance group with security guards in Southern China, and learned to make kimchi in Korea.
Recently, Brendon was the lead teacher at a non-profit organization assisting immigrants with finding employment and college opportunities in the Boston area, and he currently teaches at a private international high school just outside Boston.
Brendon is passionate about teaching students how to learn on their own, and enjoys helping new teachers find their own strengths and teaching style. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and enjoys learning about how students' native languages influence their ideas and personality.
His one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you're not just teaching others knowledge; you're guiding them in the development of a skill. Brendon would like to encourage everyone to try teaching EFL abroad, as you can learn so much at the same time!