Information About Jane - Llanfyllin teacher
I teach ESOL, Arabic and French to equal levels in the Active Languages Teaching style.
I am a trained and PGCE qualified languages teacher, with a PhD in a language teaching subject. I having spent twelve years teaching in various state school systems before bringing up my family who are now teenagers.
I use the active language teaching style, consequently my lessons tend to be lively and fun!
I am very well travelled and experienced in many walks of life, having also spent the last decade with a close involvement in the music industry. I have taught pupils ranging between 5 and 75 years so am happy teaching all ages.
I also teach music production, songwriting and composition.
My last work has been as the Director of Studies at a local ESOL and foreign languages institute, where I have successfully introduced British Council Accreditation.
Here are my other postings in chronological order:
1983-1984 Higher Secondary School for Girls, Berber Sudan
Ages 16-19 English Language and Literature Teacher
1984-1985 Lycee Mixte de Mecheria, Algeria
Ages 16-19 English Teacher
1986-1987 Selhurst Post-16 Centre
ESL Teacher – (Worked in all Sciences and Electronics)
1987-1990 Gulf English School, Kuwait
Ages 11-18 English Language and Literature
1991-1995 British Aerospace, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Ages 7-10 English Language
1995 University of Leeds – Lecturer for MA in Arabic History (one term)
1995-1997 Small Heath School, Croydon
Ages 11-16 English Language and English Literature
1997-date Recent short contract language teaching/ voluntary activity/music tuition
My teaching is learner centred and although I focus on situational objectives, I work towards grammatical objectives consistently. I believe that pupils learn languages best through usage, particularly in communicating with a skilled exponent of the language and consequently small group work has a lot to recommend itself. I usually prepare materials specifically for learner needs
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Additional Languages: Arabic, Bengali, English (British), French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Bengali limited, but some
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
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