My name is Jennifer Wendt, and I have been a TEFL teacher for almost 10 years. I have taught in China, Taiwan, Spain and now Russia. I have been here at Language Link in Russia for almost 5 years.
I started off at Language Link as an EFL teacher in a small city called Korolev. There I taught for almost 18 months before becoming ADOS and then DOS of this school and its sister school located in Mitishi. I worked in this role for 9 months. At the same time, having shown interest in working in teacher training, I was offered the opportunity to work in the Teacher Internship Training Program Department. I took over the internship program in 2005 and am presently Head of the Department of Training and Support for Language Link, Russia.
When it comes to teaching, I have been lucky. I have taught all ages and levels. Much to everyone's surprise - because of my supposed "hard shell"- I actually do enjoy teaching children. Unfortunately I don't get much of a chance to do that anymore. A close second would be teaching teenagers. Today, though, I spend most of my time teaching adults. Regardless, I am ready, willing and able to offer advice on any level or age group a teacher may be called upon to teach, though in truth, I know the Russian "adult" best.
When it comes to giving academic support, please don't hesitate to ask for any assistance or advice that you feel you may need. That is what I am here for and what I will always make time for.
My academic support philosophy is simple: Any question goes as I have heard everything. No question is stupid and no concern is a waste of time. More than likely I have experienced it myself. And if I can't be around, I will make sure someone else is who can help. When it comes to fortes, I am really good at setting up listening and reading activities (and very picky about the way others do it) so I can be of particular assistance in that area.
I look forward to meeting you.
Jennifer Wendt, Department of Training and Support