Skype British English Teacher
I am a qualified native British English teacher (Cambridge CELTA) and have been teaching English as a foreign language since 2008, both online and here in my adopted home of Athens, Greece. I specialise in teaching small groups and one to one tuition. With over 9,000 hours online teaching experience I can tell you the benefits and possibilities of learning English on Skype and online are almost without limit.
My background is in TV and media finance and business management and administration in London, England. This gives me a real understanding of the business environment and Business English as it is really used, as well as extensive interviewing experience which I successfully apply in the Interview Preparation course. I lived and worked in London for nearly 20 years but moved to Greece in 2005, where I have lived ever since. I’ve traveled widely and lived in England, Greece and Israel. And, as a fellow adult learner of a foreign language, I know just how hard and frustrating it can sometimes be. I also understand, as a teacher and from personal experience, some of the particular difficulties adult learners face.
I believe in giving all students the maximum opportunity to speak and to communicate, which is very often missing from more traditional language learning. It is about you speaking, not only listening to me speaking.
British English Teacher – Online Skype
How is English really spoken? How do native speakers really communicate? How is English used in this globally interconnected world (where non native English speakers far outnumber native speakers)? And, do native speakers always use correct grammar, if not, how are they so easily understood by other native speakers? These are just some of the things you will learn during your Skype English lessons with me. But, most importantly, together we will quickly increase your confidence in speaking English, build your vocabulary and deal with problems with grammar.
My teaching style is based on 3 main principles:
1) Learning should be as enjoyable as it is rewarding. Laughter is good
2) Have the confidence to make mistakes. Mistakes are crucial to learning
3) Lessons must inspire us. They should be relevant to us, to our interests and to our reasons for learning.
Every language learner is unique and their reasons for wanting to improve their language skills are unique, so, I tailor every lesson to those unique needs and requirements and the personality of each student. I encourage input and a joint approach to developing goals. But, at the end of the day, if you are not enjoying you are not effectively learning and this is at the heart of my teaching.