Information About William - Caersws teacher
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Hello, My name is William and I am a 40-something British Native Speaker with a background in teaching English Language with a 2nd Specialization teaching British & Canadian History. I speak English with a clear Oxford English accent. I am polite, professional & I find it easy to build a personal rapport with my students.
I have 7 years Practical Classroom Experience teaching children 11-18 years old & Adults in both UK, Ukraine, Russia & Cyprus.
Over the last 3 years I have built up a quality on-line presence specializing in IELTS General & Advanced Exam Preparation, CAE Cambridge Advanced Certificate Courses, IGCSE English & History Course & Exam Preparation for Ex-Pat Children. Further I have experience preparing Slavic Teens for entrance Exams to Private Schools in UK. As a Business English Tutor, I have taught Grammar to Grammarly & Business English to International Tobacco companies, IT Companies & Individual Asian & Russian Business professionals.
I use a variety of methods which I feel best suits the individual student based on their abilities and needs. I like to use a mixed discipline approach ensuring students have equal amounts of Speaking, Grammar, Reading & Comprehension, Writing & Listening tasks. I also plan my lessons for private students based on their learning style, for example, if a student is a Visual Learner, Auditory Learner, Kinaesthetic learning etc.
However, after speaking with my prospective students, I offer them a variety of the following methods of teaching:
The Direct Method
In this method the teaching is done entirely in the target language. The learner is not allowed to use his or her mother tongue. Grammar rules are avoided and there is emphasis on good pronunciation.
The theory behind this method is that learning a language means acquiring habits. There is much practice of dialogues of every situations. New language is first heard and extensively drilled before being seen in its written form.
The structural approach
This method sees language as a complex of grammatical rules which are to be learned one at a time in a set order. So for example the verb "to be" is introduced and practiced before the present continuous tense which uses "to be" as an auxiliary.
Communicative language teaching (CLT)
The focus of this method is to enable the learner to communicate effectively and appropriately in the various situations she would be likely to find herself in. The content of CLT courses are functions such as inviting, suggesting, complaining or notions such as the expression of time, quantity, location.
Community Language Learning
In this method attempts are made to build strong personal links between the teacher and student so that there are no blocks to learning. There is much talk in the mother tongue which is translated by the teacher for repetition by the student.
Task-based language learning
The focus of the teaching is on the completion of a task which in itself is interesting to the learners. Learners use the language they already have to complete the task and there is little correction of errors.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Tefl UK (2012) - 60hr Tefl Certification (Professional) (✔ On File)
- OU (2011) - BA History (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Tefl UK (2010) - 20 Hour Practical Classroom Certification (Professional) (✔ On File)
- UCAS (1998) - GNVQ Level 5 Performing Arts (College) (✔ On File)