- English (UK): ネイティブ
- Spanish (Latin American): 中級
I can very quickly identify the gaps in the student's learning that they may not be aware of
Hi! My name is Sophie and I'm 25 years old from Cambridge in the United Kingdom. I have just returned from Colombia where I taught English to high school students and also learnt Spanish for almost 2 years!
Learning Spanish has been one of the most satisfying and challenging things that I have done but I'm so glad I took it on! I understand it can be frustrating at times but I believe that anybody can speak another language if they put their mind to it.
I am CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) qualified and have been teaching English for over a year to both adults and high school children.
I like my classes to be relaxed and for the student to feel like they are learning without it feeling boring or hard work!
That means lots of functional language that you can go out and use in every day life after the classes.
I am very passionate about language learning and want to use my enthusiasm to help others who are trying to reach their language goals. I love to get to know my students at the beginning of our classes so that we can work towards their language targets in a way that is interesting for them.
I have run various conversation classes with students who have a wide range of abilities and levels. I have experience in leading conversation classes with students who have a very low level of English and thought they wouldn't be able to have a conversation at all!
I used to teach English phonics to students who had specific difficulties with diphthongs so I am aware of the common problem areas that language students have. I also have techniques to help students progress in these areas
A lot of the teaching I have done has been based on conversational English in different situations so I have lots of experience in this area as well as web resources for reference. Situations such as 'Ordering in a restaurant', 'Giving and receiving advice', 'Arguing a point', 'Asking for help', 'Asking for directions' are just a few of the topics I have experience in teaching.
社会学 › Social Work (学士)
I worked as an activity leader in a school for foreign language students, designing and undertaking activities for groups of students learning English. My role meant that I could facilitate English language learning through activities, sports and events.
I co taught English in a Colombian secondary school to children from the ages of 11 to 18. As well as co teaching the students, I gained experience in offering conversational English classes to other teachers.