2020 Reading List

January 2020: Over The Top – Jonathan Van Ness Necessary People – Anna Pitoniak  Find Me – André Aciman (CMBYN sequel) Would I Lie To You? The Amazing Power Of Being Honest In A World That Lies – Judi Ketteler Fair Play – Eve Rodsky Connect First: 52 Simple Ways To Ignite Success, Meaning, And… Continue reading 2020 Reading List

College of DuPage Student Stories Feature

Link to original post: https://www.cod.edu/about/stories/students/clark.aspx Degree: Associate in Arts After finishing high school, Courtney Clark was ready for college but unsure of what to pursue. “I felt that as a student at College of DuPage, I would be able to continue my education while exploring some different interests since I wasn’t sure what I wanted… Continue reading College of DuPage Student Stories Feature

Article Published on International TEFL Academy’s Official Blog – “The Start of a New Chapter After Thailand”

Link to this post on ITA's blog: https://www.internationalteflacademy.com/alumni-stories/the-start-of-a-new-chapter   By: Courtney Clark  Hi, I’m Courtney! I took my TEFL certification class in January 2016 and worked part-time for a while to save up money to teach abroad. I finally decided on Thailand as my destination because it was somewhere I always wanted to visit and… Continue reading Article Published on International TEFL Academy’s Official Blog – “The Start of a New Chapter After Thailand”

Roosevelt University’s 2019 Jobs for English Majors Career Panel

This year I was selected to be part of the Jobs for English Majors Career Panel at Roosevelt University to speak about my career path post-graduation. I remember attending this panel when finishing up my Honors thesis in 2015 and how helpful it was for me at the time, so I'm very proud and happy… Continue reading Roosevelt University’s 2019 Jobs for English Majors Career Panel

Chamber of Reflection

It’s nearing the end of my time in Thailand so we are finishing up exams in class and I’m beginning to pack up some of my belongings. I’m also beginning to reflect on the emotional rollercoaster this experience has been. These last 6 months have been some of the most challenging of my entire life.… Continue reading Chamber of Reflection

Local Attractions: Chachoengsao, Thailand

The Pink Elephant: The Pink Elephant is located at the Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple in Chachoengsao, Thailand. It is Thailand’s largest reclining Ganesha.  Here is some info about the interesting legends and history behind it from http://www.thaismile.jp/FotoGallary/ThaiPics/e_ThaiPhoto_Chachoengsao.html “Ganesha: Ganesha is one of the Hindu deities, the eldest son of the destroyer god, Shiva and his… Continue reading Local Attractions: Chachoengsao, Thailand

Last visit to Bangkok

The photos above are from one of my favorite places I've been to in Bangkok. It's called Viva Tapas bar and restaurant. It's located right off the Nana BTS stop. They do so many different styles of cuisine and everything is equally delicious! I also tried my first oysters here and I was surprised at… Continue reading Last visit to Bangkok

Teaching in Thailand Part III

This post is just an update about some of the topics I’ve been covering with my students and some of the activities I’ve really enjoyed. Last Friday we made Mother’s Day cards since Mother’s Day in Thailand is August 12. We’ve covered one letter a week so this week we are on Letter N. I’ve… Continue reading Teaching in Thailand Part III

Ko Chang

This weekend was a long weekend due to Mother’s Day, which in Thailand is on August 12. On Friday we made Mother’s Day cards at school and then Friday evening I embarked on a trip to Ko Chang. It’s a longer journey than I’ve taken by van previously so I split up the trip by… Continue reading Ko Chang