I've been teaching English since 1996. I have taught English in South Korea and now primarily in Belgium for the last 7 years. In between teaching English, I worked as a journalist, a features editor for a design magazine and an account manager for a software company. Currently, I am based in Antwerp, Belgium, where I teach business English to employees of multinational companies in the telecommunications, HR and risk management sectors. On a freelance capacity, I keep busy editing academic papers, writing copy for creatives, and business proposals for start-ups.
WHAT ABOUT MY LEARNING STYLE?
I am very approachable, so you will feel very comfortable in the lesson. My objective is to give students the right language skills to be able to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions confidently and n.In language acquisition, it is important to learn in a stress-free setting. At the very beginning, we go over are your goals and then figure out what your learning style is. Are you are a visual learner/auditory learner/kinesthetic learner/ or a reader/writer learner? Knowing what type of learner you are, will determine how you learn English and the type of material you should use. In language acquisition, an important aspect is your state of mind. It is important to learn in a stress-free setting and to learn English through topics that interest you. This helps in retention. I find students like to discuss topics that are relevant today such as sustainability, technology, space exploration, travel, culture, social media, and changes in society as well as personal ambitions and passions.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
You should expect a very practical lesson, where you will do a lot of talking. I prepare a complete programme for you: Each lesson includes free-form conversation, then we tackle a specific theme, and then I thrown in short tailored exercises if needed. For those of you who like to write, you are in the right place. I have loads of experience with all kinds of writing styles from academic writing to blogging online. One of my responsibilities is to customize the lesson to your needs and to provide the right resources to augment your learning. After each lesson, I will send you constructive feedback.
I think my pitch is going on the long side. So that’s enough about me. If you're interested in working with me, please book a 30-minute trial class so we can get to know each other.
If you have any questions, please shoot me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you and I hope to have a class with you soon!