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Looking for motivated students who wish to speak English accurately and with confidence!
I am a TEFL Certified teacher offering courses both in-person and online. I recently retired from a 25-year career as a journalist, writer and editor, and now devote that professionalism and energy to helping students navigate the complexities of a foreign language, whatever your level.
What sets me apart:
- I am an English native speaker from the U.S.
- Don’t be confused, all TEFL, ESL and TEOSL certifications are not the same. Some require as few as 50 hours of online coursework with 6 hours of practice. On the other end of the spectrum is my training, which consisted of 150 hours classroom training, including 40 hours of face to face teaching. I trained in Paris and my students came mostly from Africa, Vietnam and France.
-My technique is unique. The core TEFL curriculum is like that in most language schools - rote memorization and theory, where grammar is taught separately from conversation.This method is laborious, stressful and ineffective for the vast majority of students. My students have fun! By employing games, exercises and “leading” conversation, they learn the elements of grammar, correct pronunciation, proper use of tenses, phrasing and communication — seemingly effortlessly,
What I can do for you:
In the first session we will assess your goals and your needs. With that information I will design a lesson plan specifically for you. It will be updated as you progress and reassessed as needed.
Push you to learn quicker. I believe that the student should do most of the talking. With my “tricks” and guidance, you will gain confidence speaking English in less time.
The nuts and bolts:
Individual or small group classes
Students of all levels
Students of all ages
Private or group lessons
I am based in NW Connecticut also serving students from the southern Berkshires. I also teach out of New Haven.
Your progress is my priority. I aim to make learning English fun and rewarding. Looking for motivated students who wish to speak English accurately and with confidence!
I am a TEFL Certified teacher offering courses both in-person and online. I recently retired from a 25-year career as a journalist, writer and Read more
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