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I'm a CELTA qualified teacher with four years experience working in the UK, Russia and Spain. Up to this point in my career I've taught students from A1 to C2 level, and I'm experienced in preparing people for their FCE, CAE and CPE Cambridge qualifications. Aswell as General English and exam preparation I'm also experienced in teaching business and academic English - I gained this through working with business clients in Spain who worked in events organising and advertising, and spending six months teaching an intensive immersion course to Spanish university students. As well as being a qualified English language teacher I am a published poet with an MA in English Literature (Creative Writing).

I teaching using Communicative Language Training methods, with the aim of developing students communicative abilities to the highest possible level. This means all classes are conducted entirely in the language being learnt - English in this case. Whilst improved communication is the end goal, this does not mean that I avoid grammar - rather that I aim to use communication activities as a means of concreting students understanding of the language points that I teach.

I always aim to make classes relevant to students personal interests and circumstances so as to ensure classes are both fun and that they offer students the opportunity to learn as much about the real application of the English language as possible. Let know what your day-to-day interests are, whether they be arts, film, literature or sport, and I can structure classes around themes whilst drawing out essential language points.

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schoolStudi e Formazione

2017 - 2019
MA English Literature (Creative Writing)
University of Sheffield - Sheffield
During my Masters Degree I focused my research on Postcolonial Theatre and Modernist poetry. I wrote creative portfolio of poetry about experiences and research in Catalonia and Calais.
2016 - 2016
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
Calais Refugee Camp - France
As an English teacher in the now former refugee camp in Calais I was working with students from a range of nationalities, mainly Afghan, Sudanese and Eritrean students. Classes were usually mixed ability, covering levels from elementary to upper intermediate. During my time working in the camp I also did one-to-one teaching with more advanced students.

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2015 - 2016
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
Merit School - Barcelona
As an EFL teacher for Merit School my work was centred on preparing students for Cambridge language exams. At IH this required me to work with older teenagers who were taking their FCE (B2) exam, and at Merit I worked with adults taking their FCE, CAE (C1) and CPE (C2) aswell as another class of teenagers taking their CAE. Whilst I only worked for IH until the end of the 2014-2015 academic year, my work with Merit continued until I left Barcelona in July 2016. Although I didn't prepare students for any IELTS or TOEFL my time teaching these classes certainly professionally prepared me for teaching to an exam syllabus and ensuring thats students feel confident in their ability to pass exams.
2015 - 2015
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
International House Barcelona - barcelona
As an EFL teacher for IH Barcelona I worked with older teenagers who I was preparing for their Cambridge FCE exams
2014 - 2015
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
Berlitz/UIMP - La Coruna and Santander
Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo is a private University which offers intensive courses to Spanish University students in conjunction with Berlitz. The course is a week long, during which students take forty five hours of immersion classes and activities, as well as attending teacher led social events in the evenings. The classes are theme based – education, social life, careers – and are used to draw out language which prepares students for the possibility of life in the UK. For example, in the careers classes I would work on CV writing and interview techinique. Interview technique was practised through discussion, planning of roleplays, performance and feedback from myself and peers, and C.Vs were worked on in a similar manner. In Santander. I taught another immersion course – this time working with students of the Social Sciences. As with the previous course this was made up of theme based classes, focusing on writing, research and discussion skills in these cases.
2014 - 2014
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
SAT Language Consultants - Seville
As an EFL teacher for SAT I worked incompany with clients working in events production and organisation from the company Acciona. Students ranged from A1 to C1, and aswell as general English we worked on language specific to their workplace, developing role plays and meeting simulations to prepare them for interacting with English clients
2014 - 2014
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
The Giralda Centre - Seville
As a EFL teacher at The Giralda Centre in Seville I mainly worked with unemployed students in their twenties and thirties who were studying towards a B1 level of English. The course focused on central grammar structures for that level, as well as functional English
2013 - 2014
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
BKC - International House - Moscow
As an EFL teacher for BKC-IH I mainly taught general English to students from A2-B2 level, as well as teaching structured conversation classes to a mixed ability group. As a cover teacher I gained experience teaching C1 and C2 exam preparation classes. Whilst in Russia I also took the opportunity to attend training seminars offered to me by more experienced teachers - these gave me the opportunity to develop specific areas of my work, for example teaching grammar through communication, and more effectively teaching reading and writing skills
2012 - 2013
English as Foreign Language Teacher
Action English Language Ltd - Leeds
As a teacher at Action English Language Training Ltd I taught Kurdish, Somali and Yemeni refugees aswell as Spanish migrant workers. We worked from the ESOL syllabus, with a focus on functional English and quickly improving the students speaking level. Production tasks were often based around day to day problems students were having with the language, for example filling in job applications, work and housing contracts etc


2012 - 2012
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
Action English Language Ltd - Leeds
a one month intensive course in teaching methodology and observed teaching practice
2006 - 2009
American Studies
Liverpool John Moores University - Liverpool
an interdisciplinary course which covered cultural studies, critical theory, literature, film, politics and history