Information About Sophie - Cardiff teacher
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I have 20+ years experience teaching English to international adults for business, academia, The Arts and leisure - individuals and groups in UK and Spain. Language is organic. Optimized learning is best achieved through an integral approach where you learn by doing in practical realistic ways.
I love most music and to dance Five Rhythms, to explore and walk in wild nature. A naturally curious person I find those great questions that inspire new conversations: I am a life-long learner! I am also passionate about good investigative journalism that educates and expands our awareness of the world. I consider it a great privilege to be a real contribution in the lives of people who are committed to bring out the best of them selves and to make a difference - with their own special unique purpose, in the lives of others and their worlds.
Since I was a young person I have been able to think outside the box: Fresh ideas and inspiration enrich my environments.
Since 1998 (CELTA: International House, Piccadilly London) I have taught thousands of international students in multi-cultural classes, for groups and individuals in colleges, businesses and online in UK and Spain. I was voted best teacher in the number one language academy in London at the time, in 2011. One of my specialities is teaching pronunciation - which also radically improved clarity for students, in both listening and speaking: boosting confidence.
Many business people, intellectuals, scientists and artists have really enjoyed improving their English skills and now value their very slight Welsh accent - for the extra clarity it provides!
I use the communication approach – a Cambridge specialty. I am highly sensitive to student needs and in allowing creativity to lead the imagination into new neurolinguistic territory, making each session original, relevant and fun! Making a real connection between student and teacher is very important so I encourage us both to be honest and clear with each other from the start.
You are unique and so are your learning capabilities. You are the best resource for upgrading your English language: so your work, personal values, interests, goals, life experiences – past, present and future will inform our main fields of practice: You will tell me what topics and type of materials interest you so that I can design classes that naturally engage your full attention and that are relevant to your personal and professional development.
You will meet your growth edges so that you gain greater access to confidence, develop your imagination and a new skill set in the English language.
We all learn in different ways. Regardless of the goals, I will work with you to achieve them, whether seeking to quickly upgrade your English for a promotion, or making a big presentation in the workplace, or being able to converse freely in English. If Leadership is your pathway, I have experience in supporting this process using language as a tool of 'Communication that Creates'.
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Additional Languages: Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Cardiff University (2008) - MA International Journalism (Masters) (✔ On File)
- International House (1998) - CELTA: Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (Other) (✔ On File)