My name is Philippa and I originally come from Northern Ireland.
My career started once I had completed a level 5 TEFL course and started teaching English and Spanish to young adults and teenagers in a tutoring school.
After working in several different institutes and schools in Germany, I have ended up lecturing English at an Austrian University.
I love languages and take language teaching pretty seriously:)
If you are also committed to improving your English and enjoy the learning process at the same time, we will have a lot of fun together in class.
I mostly work with advanced English learners, helping them take their English to the next level after they feel like they may have hit a wall with their learning and especially their speaking ability.
If you feel that this applies to you, check out my video in which I explain some of the teaching concepts I use to help you progress quickly and overcome speaking difficulties.
And, of course, if you have any questions please feel free to write me a message.
Included in lesson price:
topic lessons (language lesson based on specific topic)
conversation class (oral practice based on topic)
grammar, if needed
personalized writing/speaking tasks for outside of class
correction (self-correction cues) of tasks outside of class
advise on and correction of texts in English for work or uni
"Philippa always managed to make the course interesting and lively, no matter how early in the morning it took place. She accomplished what others couldn't: she got me out of my comfort zone and made me actively participate in the discussion, even if I at first didn't feel like it that day. I for one can only recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their language skills and general understanding of English."
"I liked Philippa´s teaching style because unlike all my other English teachers I have had over the past years she focused on practicing the speaking abilities rather than doing grammar exercise after grammar exercise. In my opinion integrating everybody in the course is the key to excite the students. She did the very best job by doing that. I would say about myself, that my grammar skills and my vocabulary were quite good at the time that I joined her class, but when I spoke, it was rather bumpy. Personally speaking, the best way of learning a language is to just speak and with her, we did a lot of speaking. The way how she taught us was one of the best, if not the best way to be taught."
"By the time I attended Philippa's course, my English was already at an advanced level. In my daily life in an international company, I already spent a large part of my day speaking English.
However, after my lessons with Philippa, I am proud to say that one never stops learning. She took a lot of time to listen to each participant and to integrate everyone at their individual level into the lessons.
This thoughtful manner enabled each participant to follow the lessons at their own pace, while at the same time posing difficult topics or questions to the more advanced participants.
I found Philippa to be a very calm, fun and intuitive person who puts in a lot of effort and enjoys engaging with her clients/students/participants on a sympathetic and personal level. Her content was based on the needs of the participants, so she told us that she discussed electrical engineering and circuit diagrams with other groups while we ourselves dealt with the casting process. In summary, I can say that I have rarely met someone who teaches in such an engaging way and I admire the energy she puts into preparing and editing the course material. The teaching is always very agile and adapted to the group and evolves with the members over the duration of the course. I can only recommend everyone to take the opportunity to work with Philippa on developing their language skills."