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Alex

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Vietnam
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Anglais
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Anglais
Langue maternelle

À propos de moi

My name is Alex and I'm from York in England. I'm a 32-year old, passionate and hard-working CELTA-qualified English teacher with 4 1/2 years' experience in business and general English in the UK, Germany and Slovakia, and more recently Vietnam, with clients of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Being an open-minded person with many interests, I love to design and prepare very interesting, fun and engaging tailor-made lessons.

I teach with the modern communicative approach allowing the student much time to speak, and time to go through any error correction required. I like to use a variety of materials, and sometimes a core textbook supplemented with other resources for comprehensive practice of language structures. I like to cover reading, speaking, writing, grammar and listening in interactive and fun ways, but with much emphasis on functional language in certain situations, building confidence and fluency.

I was originally motivated to become a teacher as it is not only a very rewarding job, but it also offers me the opportunity to grow and develop personally. This is through not only the cultural exchange, but also getting to know different students and meeting their English needs, while studying/exploring interesting topics. One major passion of mine is travelling and meeting new people, which has seen me travel to many parts of the world such as South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, much of Europe and Scandinavia, the USA and UAE. Furthermore, I am also hugely passionate about cooking, rugby, film and music. Other interests include literature, economics, and reading and discussing many topical and socio-economic issues.

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Expérience d'enseignement

Débutant supérieur
Intermédiaire
Intermédiaire supérieur
Confirmé
Confirmé supérieur
British English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
BEC
ESOL
IELTS
TOEFL

CV

Éducation

2009 - 2010
MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance
Heriot-Watt University - Edinburgh, Scotland
Masters degree focused on economics, finance and commercial real estate. Preparation for working in business and the real estate industry
2004 - 2008
BSc Ecological (Conservation and Management) Sciences
The University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, Scotland
Undergraduate degree focused on Biology, plant and animal ecology, developing a variety of life skills

Expérience professionnelle

2015 - 2017
English trainer
ProStaff s.r.o - Bratislava, Slovakia
A highly reputable language company focused on meeting students needs. Taught communicative-based general and business English, one-to-one and groups, to lower-intermediate to advanced students from various departments. Taught at national and multinationals companies, and private individuals. Designed tailor-made intensive courses from the most up-to-date resources, for specific skills and topics. Valuable monthly workshops helped develop my English language knowledge and teaching skills.
2013 - 2015
English trainer
Stevens English Training - Essen, Germany
A long-established private language school with a great reputation in North Rhine-Westphalia. Had much experience teaching a range of courses and topics in major companies such as Aldi Süd, RWE, Siemens, Ernst & Young etc. Taught many students of different levels, departments, roles and responsibilities, one-to-one and group classes. Prepared students for BEC, TOEFL and IELTS examinations. Provided with valuable monthly workshops and further training to develop my language teaching skills.

Certifications

2014 - 2015
FTBE
Stevens English Training - Essen, Germany
Business English teacher training qualification for teaching Business English to a very high standard
2013 - 2013
CELTA
ELC (English Learning Centre), York - York, England
Intensive teacher training course preparing me for my current English teaching career.

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