I have been a professional EAL teacher in Australia since 2000. I currently teach international students at Deakin University in Melbourne, where I have worked for the last 13 years. I have taught General English, English for Academic Purposes, IELTS preparation and English for computers. In my teaching, there is a strong focus on grammar, whereby students understand the reasons behind the errors they make, and learn to apply the rules of the language independently. For students who prefer to focus on speaking and less on the technical aspects of the language, I have some excellent ways of building up their repertoire of vocabulary and common phrases. I know that we all have different learning styles, so I try to adapt my lessons to suit individuals and help them achieve fluency and accuracy. I am very patient and perceptive of where my students are at during the lessons.