Information About Carol - Hove teacher - (2 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Carol:
Being able to communicate with a person in their own language, however simply, is the key to understanding a whole culture and different way of thinking. That's both exciting and rewarding!
My interest in learning languages started early on whilst at school. I studied German and French at university and spent four years living and working in Austria. After visiting Shanghai in 1997 I decided it was time to start learning Mandarin too. It is a fascinating language, in my opinion, full of hidden meanings and with a beautiful script too. There is much to learn!
I trained as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in 1985 and taught English in language schools in Cambridge for a couple of years. More recently, after many years of acting as a "host family mother" for foreign students coming to the UK to learn English, I decided that I really wanted to pass on my knowledge and enthusiasm for languages and become an independent languages teacher. After some initial teacher training in schools, I began teaching languages again privately. I have so far taught short courses in German, French and Mandarin and English at various levels and to a variety of clients of all ages and nationalities.
I aim to be a supportive and encouraging teacher who will help you to realise your potential as a language learner. I strongly believe that we can all learn to communicate in other languages and I know myself how rewarding it can be. I would like all my students to experience that too and to benefit from their commitment to learning. I will endeavour to design the course to suit your ability and needs and interests, where possible. I like to choose subjects that are interesting to you for reading, listening and discussion. When it comes to grammar, I hope to be able to show you how the language works and to keep it as simple and clear as possible.
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Additional Languages: Chinese, French, German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Evening Classes & private tuition (2008) - GCSE Mandarin A* (College) (✔ On File)
- The Bell School, Norwich (1985) - TEFL Preparatory Certificate (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University of Sheffield (1982) - German Language and Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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As somebody trying to study the language for a second time, Carol has helped me to get a far better grasp of German grammar, which has really improved my confidence.
My partner, who was new to the language, is really enjoying the lessons and has progressed really quickly with Carol's tutoring.
The lessons are well paced and pitched at the right level.
We would both highly recommend Carol for teaching languages! Vielen Dank!
Vielen Dank! Sehr nett von Ihnen!
You are both excellent students and it's exciting to witness you both working hard to achieve your goals and as a result making great progress each week.