While I don’t have formal ESL classroom experience, during my travels I have taught colleagues in New Zealand, village children in Zambia and friends in France.
I have a bachelor of science in communications, and also studied business and journalism at university.
After a warm welcome and introductions, I like to begin by asking my student how he or she is, and if they have any questions since our previous conversation. From there, I ask the student if he or she has a preferred topic to discuss. If not, that is ok because I always have a conversation subject in mind. Before the English lesson ends, I ask the student if he or she has any lingering questions or concerns.
Home renovation projects, gardening, cooking and baking, travel, family, hobbies, pet parenting, pop culture, TV series, yoga, outdoor recreation, and snowboarding.
This depends on the student and their learning style. I encourage my students to feel confident speaking English, and offer corrections. Over time and with practice, students will have proper pronunciation, vocabulary expansion and grammar.
Practice a little bit everyday, be confident in yourself and push yourself to keep learning English.
I run my own public relations business. Additionally, I enjoy traveling, baking sweets, watching TV series including, Grey’s Anatomy, Orphan Black, The Mindy Project and any home renovation shows. I also love being outside with my dog, paddle boarding in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
I look forward to conversing with students who are excited to learn, friendly, open to feedback and willing to practice.