Ms. Marni Henry

EAL Teacher

  • BA, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • CELTA
  • Graduate Diploma TESOL
  • Teaching Certification, Moreland University, Washington DC

WHO AM I?

I was born in Sri Lanka and my family moved to Australia when I was very young, so from an early age I became used to interacting with different cultures. As a teacher, I have been teaching ESL for over 15 years, starting in Japan and teaching extensively in Australia, Malaysia, and now in Vietnam. I’ve been in Vietnam for 8 years and thoroughly enjoy this country. I have traveled from North to South trying lots of local food and seeing some amazing places. In my free time, I enjoy playing badminton, reading, and cooking new dishes I discover on my travels.

MY EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

I believe that a classroom should be a shared space where everyone is respected and all participants work toward a common goal. I try to create a positive classroom environment which is student-focused and helps students towards building the necessary skills with the aim of one day becoming global citizens. For me, it is important that all the students feel comfortable, welcome, and are always ready to ask questions and take control of their own learning, becoming an active part of the learning process. I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and lots of enthusiasm into the classroom each day, and I encourage the students to do the same.

FUN FACT:

I’ve climbed Mount Fuji.