About Guy Courchesne
Guy Courchesne – somebody’s son.
Born in Ottawa, Canada on May 2, 1973. I presume cause I really don’t recall the event.
I’ve been teaching in Mexico since late 2000. Got here rather strangely, expecting to go to Peru, but that plan fell through at the last minute. Undeterred, I found a teaching assignment in Mexico City. Turned out to be a fateful decision.
Over the last 10 years, I opened a language school with my wife in Mexico City, sold it, then went to work for the owners of the reconfigured organization called Innovative English – Teachers Latin America. Then I got divorced, met someone new and still live in Mexico City.
Now, I’m primarily working as the TEFL instructor here. I also work as our Employment Advisor which has really opened my eyes to all the teaching possibilities out there in the world.
I have a background in journalism, but I’m having a hard time finding a use for that. I had hoped to come to Mexico or Peru and do some freelance work on travel and politics, but I haven’t had time for this TEFL career I seem to have. I suppose that this blog will give me a chance to flex my writing skills some.
If you simply must know, here are some other things about me.
Favorite Movie: Reservoir Dogs
Music you should play to get me going: Jazz, Rage Against the Machine, Tom Jones
Short-term goals: Figuring out what to do further study. Thinking about Political Science, Applied Linguistics, or Diplomacy
Long-term goals: Raising my daughter, now 14 months, born June 19th, 2009 in Mexico City. She’s of dual nationalty, Canadian-Mexican, and all trouble.
I suppose if you want to know more about me, you’re just going to have to beg.