Marta Verna

Marta graduated in 2016 from an undergraduate course offered by the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) and now runs her own company as a language coach, teaching English to adults using coaching techniques.

On choosing a career as a language coach

Marta Verna

I knew I wanted to teach adults; however, I chose my course so that I wasn’t limited to doing only that.

The variety of course units let me gain a better understanding of teaching and learning techniques, allowed me to work with children, and learn about various challenges learners, and teachers, face.

The workplace experience in year two was also a great opportunity to verify my expectations of possible future careers. 

On how my course supported my career choice

Having completed my undergraduate studies and gaining certification in teaching English to adults, I immediately started working as an English teacher, and after moving to Europe, it was very easy to find a teaching position.

The 'Education' aspect of the degree gave my clients confidence in my teaching skills.

On what else I have taken away from my course

The people on my course were all different ages so I learnt that you’re never too old to learn and experience new things.

This has also made me realise that learning is a lifelong journey, and pushed me to continuously improve my skills.

On her advice to aspiring students

Explore the different possibilities the course offers, even if you know what you want to do when you graduate - and be prepared to spend a lot of time in the library.