I like the quotation by Ludwig Wittgenstein, "The limits of my language are the limits of my world".
I am from Odessa (Ukraine). I am 33.
My language journey started when I decided to leave my comfort zone, resigned from the position of lecturer at a university and went abroad. I took IELTS (academic module), and went to study in Luxembourg. This experience changed my world outlook and broadened my horizons. I also became aware of the importance of English.
As far as I prefer quality education, I decided to improve my teaching performance and chose to travel to Scotland for this purpose. It started with doing CELTA in Edinburgh. However, I felt that it was not enough and applied for the Master Language Teaching program at the University of Edinburgh, which is one of the top 20 universities in the world. I was enrolled, became a student of the uni, and believe me, it was not a piece of cake.
Lectures, workshops, seminars and countless hours spent in the library filled my time in Edinburgh. Soon I could feel a significant improvement in my English skills, especially academic reading and writing.
Apart from studying at the university, I had an interesting experience of teaching English at a summer camp at Napier University.
Living in rainy Scotland I missed the Land of Smiles and headed there after the graduation. Upon arrival I found a teaching job at a university in Thailand. At the moment, I have transitioned back to Skype teaching.
Apart from teaching general English, I specialize in international exams (IELTS 8, GRE 159,158, TOEIC) and academic English.