My name is Kyle and I am from the United States. I have been teaching English for more than 2 years. I completed my bachelors in Anthropology, and I am TEFL certified. I teach dedicated students who are of intermediate-advanced level. My teaching style is relaxed, patient, and engaging. I make lessons comfortable and interesting for students, but I will also correct your mistakes and challenge you.
We will work together to determine your specific needs so that you can be sure to improve. I'll make sure you get everything you need to take your English to the next level.
The focus of my conversation classes will be SPEAKING, so that you'll have more confidence in every situation! However, assignments will be used to guide our conversations. We will be using news articles, Ted Talks, videos, books, interviews and other materials that you will watch/read/listen to outside of class. Each of these resources offer slightly different challenges to the learner which is important to language learning! During our class, we will discuss what you have read/watched in DETAIL. The details are important and they are often overlooked. Most people can talk about their work without any problem, but can you describe your morning routine? Look at this description: "When my alarm goes off, I get up, take off my pajamas, put on my clothes and set off to work." Even this basic list is full of frustrating constructions in English (PHRASAL VERBS!).
This class is designed to get you to express yourself in English as well as you express yourself in your native language! I want you to not only be able to understand the above example when you read it, but to be able to create similar sentences yourself through a lot of real conversations. We will also discuss grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation during our conversations, as needed.
If you have other goals that your are working on, please let me know and we can tailor the lessons to your specific needs!