On October 8, 2015, 51Talk invited media and bloggers to an event to pay tribute to their online teachers. They awarded the best 3 stories and also recognized the other finalist.
51Talk honors inspiring lives of e-Educators
In celebration of National Teachers’ Month, 51Talk paid tribute to its teachers through the #51TalkTeacherStory contest. The contest encouraged e-Educators to share their experiences as an online teacher. The entries were judged based on uniqueness, inspirational appeal, and over-all impact of 250 entries from all over the Philippines were submitted.
“With their commendable communication skills, Filipinos are proven to be one of the best teachers of the English language,” shared Jen Que, Vice President for Philippine Operations. “It was hard picking the top 3 entries. We admire their patience, passion, and perseverance in making a difference in the lives of our students and providing for their families.”
The 3rd place winner is Teacher Amorlove from Cebu, who managed to balance her time as a persevering Architecture student and a passionate teacher through 51Talk. Being a student herself, she understands her students’ passion for learning. This always inspires to put her heart in every teaching session.
Coming in 2nd place is Teacher Lilydale, who found her most rewarding job as a single mother and an online English educator. Working from home gave Teacher Lilydale the best of both worlds by being able to spend time with her son. Teaching English online not only gave her a fulfilling job, but also granted her the chance to always be present for her son and take care of him.
Winning the contest at 1st place is Teacher Moyee, who helped her student overcome his nervousness. She started talking to him about his interests and other topics that he’s comfortable with to ease him into conversing in English. After a month of lessons and newfound confidence, her student moved to Australia to pursue a master’s degree.
To date, 51Talk has over 4,000 online ESL teachers all over the Philippines. To know how to be a Home-Based e-Educator, visit 51Talk.com/ph.
adae2remember had a short interview with the 1st Place winner of 51Talk Teacher Story Contest
51Talk is the number 1 online English platform in China and the fastest growing online English Language Teaching (ELT) platform in the Philippines. The company was established in China in 2011, and began operations in the Philippines since 2012.