December in the South is pretty much fantastic. Let’s just say that it was 58 degrees this morning and it’s probably going to get up somewhere in the mid-sixties later today. Conclusion: Mild and balmy hoodie weather. That’s right…fantastic. I’m pretty sure appreciating the fantastic weather this morning has been the only thing getting me through waking up for an 8 am exam. Don’t get me wrong, I know that my boyfriend and most other people on the planet have to get up earlier than I do every day, but I’m starting to think that 9 is the earliest it is ever going to happen for me. Period.
I have to say though, getting up this morning would have been a lot easier if I hadn’t stayed up way too late last night not studying but reading the book I just bought on living abroad in Costa Rica. Speaking of great weather, Costa is pretty much just 70 to 80 year round depending on the altitude you’re at. Conclusion: perfection. Anyway, this book seems to be the ultimate guide to all the nitty gritty stuff I might need to know about living in Costa. It even chronicles budget plans depending on your job, how to find a job, and where to live. All of this plus my burgeoning TEFL certification is starting to make living in Costa look pretty good if I do say myself.
Speaking of TEFL, good news! I got a perfect score on module one. I’m not bragging, I promise, I’m just super excited that the information makes sense. More than that, the lessons I’ve gone through have been thoroughly helpful not only in learning how to teach to an ESL/EFL class but also in learning more about how to deal with people. For example, I learned about how to give clear, concise instructions and elicit information from students. That would be helpful not only as a teacher but also as a supervisor. This is definitely worth the time and money!