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Joseph Owen


University of Auckland
Applied Linguistics
New Zealand
New Zealand

Language Skills

  • English (New Zealand): Native
  • Japanese: Advanced


Price (25 min):

10.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

388 sessions 89 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 0


Tailored English lessons supported by authentic materials

Hello! My name is Joseph. I am an English teacher with experience in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) and English for academic purposes (EAP). I have also worked as a freelance translator (Japanese -> English). I offer a range of lessons through SkimaTalk as follows. (Please note: please message me in advance where required.)

1. Conversation-based lesson *No advance message necessary*
I will have a conversation with you and focus on the language that you use to help develop your current English level. We may do some activities to help challenge your skills. This may include watching a video or reading an article.

2. Essay writing *Please message me in advance*
I can help with all aspects of essay writing, including structure and paragraphing. You can give me an essay you have done or are working on, or I can give you a 250-word essay topic in advance and we can talk about it during the lesson.

3. English for academic purposes (EAP) *Please message me in advance*
If you are planning to study abroad, I can help you develop your academic English skills. I can also help you write a personal statement for a specific university.

4. IELTS-based lesson *Please message me in advance*
I can prepare a lesson that will help you develop skills for the IELTS test.

5. English proofreading and Japanese -> English translation consultation. *Please message me in advance*
I can proofread your English writing or I can help you with Japanese -> English translation.

6. SkimaTalk lesson. *No advance message necessary*
Choose from one of the SkimaTalk pre-prepared lessons.

Teaching Specialty:

Business English Basics › General

Language use changes depending on the context, and business English is a good example of that. We can do tasks and roleplays do help develop your skills based on your particular situation.

Writing › Email Writing

Writing emails in English can be difficult if you're used to writing them in Japanese. This is because the conventions are different. We can practice writing emails based on your context.

Topics › News Articles

I can base lessons around current affairs and articles on a specific topic. These lessons can help improve your vocabulary, reading, discussion, and critical thinking skills.

Writing › Essay Writing

How do you write an introduction? What's a thesis statement? How should you order paragraphs? What should you put in a conclusion? What shouldn't you put in a conclusion? Find answers to these and more.

Everyday English › Free Conversation

Many academics argue that languages are learnt through interaction. That's why conversations are a great opportunity to learn. As a teacher, I will try to extend your ability based on your current level and interests.

Methods & Tools › Video

I can prepare lessons based on TED Talks as well as documentaries. Such lessons also help develop your critical thinking skills.


2020 - 2020
University of Auckland
Liberal Arts › Applied Linguistics (Master)
M.A. Linguistics
Courses: Language testing and assessment; Corpus studies; Computer-assisted language learning; Creativity in language learning; Conducting applied linguistics research; Second language acquisition + Dissertation (ask me about the topic)


Overall: 4.99

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Voice/Video Clarity
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