Hi, I'm a native English speaker with a British accent. I provide ESL Level Analysis Speaking Tests for international companies, exam focus/preparation and have 7 years Business ESL teaching experience. I specialise in grammar, Business phrases and speaking fluency through immersion.
First, let’s talk about BUSINESS ENGLISH. Why is it different from General English lessons? It is not just about formal versus informal vocabulary. Let’s talk about what the 2 most important considerations are when speaking English as a second language. One – Can I express myself accurately enough so that international colleagues and clients understand me? Two – Can I understand specifically and accurately what they are instructing me to do or requiring from me?
If you misunderstand someone in a Business environment, it could impact negatively on your career.
I am bilingual. I am a native English speaker and I can also speak Afrikaans. It is vital when speaking a second language that you can understand what people say to you and express yourself correctly to them.
My Business English lessons focus on vocabulary, listening and speaking by using resources specifically targeted at a business environment. You will learn phrases that will help you to perform better in conference calls, meetings or negotiations. You will learn Business idioms and phrases that will help you understand a native English speaker better.
Secondly, what is ACADEMIC ENGLISH? This course is to help you prepare for exams. It covers all 4 of the English skills. You will learn HOW to write a coherent report, formal letter, etc. Good writing is a skill and needs to be taught, not just practiced repeatedly with no clear idea of what you are trying to achieve. We will practice intonation when speaking so that you sound more natural and fluent. I don’t want you to sound like you have rehearsed everything so often that you sound like a robot. I have experience teaching preparation for IELTS and Cambridge exams.
The third course I offer is GENERAL ENGLISH. I want you to speak, even if you make mistakes, in a comfortable and safe environment. Native speakers notice immediately when you don’t use the correct conjugation when you are speaking to them - you don’t use articles, you use the incorrect preposition or you make mistakes with tenses that makes it difficult to understand what you are saying. This is embarrassing for you and I don’t want you to be embarrassed. I want you to feel confident when you speak. I am patient and very sympathetic. I will correct you and help you to use the right words and grammar. With me, you will discuss many different topics so that you can quickly improve.
To sum up, I am here for you. You will learn grammar, new vocabulary and pronunciation in every lesson with me. Choose which course is the appropriate one for you and I will be with you every step of the way on your journey.
When you sign up for lessons with me you will receive a link to an online ESL Level Test. The ESL Level Test will help me create your Individual Learning Plan.
I will assess your speaking ability during a trial lesson. This also gives us time to meet each other and speak about your goals. We will review your results and start with your Individual Learning Plan during your first booked lesson.
I use a large library of online, digital ESL Lesson Plans. This online library includes lessons focused on speaking, reading, listening, grammar, business English, idioms, IELTS, CAE, CPE and much more!
All of my students get 24 hour access to an online ESL Student Management System, with a personal username and password, to complete Homework Assignments, review Lesson Summaries and track their Progress.
If you have any questions please message me and I will do my best to help you.
I have years of experience teaching students, adults and children, from beginner to advanced levels. I focus on correct pronunciation and increasing vocabulary, comprehension, speaking fluency and provide corrections throughout the lesson. I teach Business English, including interview skills, formal/professional vocabulary for a business environment, emails, reports, presentations, etc.
I have successfully taught students at an intermediate level and higher. In these lessons we focus on journal/writing skills and grammar (use of English), in order to improve the students' fluency. You will have lots of speaking time and learn new vocabulary.
I will help with exam preparation for IELTS, CAE, CPE , etc. I do essay/writing topic corrections and will proofread your writing for you.
I have lots of patience and make sure my lessons are interesting and informative. Your lessons will be conversation based to ensure that you have plenty of time to practice speaking English. I will continuously give you feedback and helpful suggestions so that you can see results as soon as possible. It is important for me as your teacher to see you enjoying your lessons, and gaining in confidence as your English improves. I will encourage you to push yourself by giving you assignments to complete and submit to me, and I will review them before our next lesson.