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Yvonne Koechig

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6:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
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English
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15
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178
class
English
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15
time
178

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Speaks

English
Native
,
German
C2
,
French
C2
,
Luxembourgish
C2
,
Greek
A2
,
Serbian
A1

About Me

Hello Verbling Community!

My name is Yvonne and I am a professional English teacher- I am a native speaker originally from Michigan but have lived in the tiny European country of Luxembourg for the past 31 years. After a 28 year career in the financial sector, I decided to return to school to become a certified ESL teacher. For the past 6 years, I have been teaching English full-time. I teach for the market-leading private language schools, as well as for the National school system. I teach one-on-one as well as in groups. Teaching is my vocation and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. My teaching style is student-centered. After evaluating the student's current level, we plan the target language goals together and work together towards realizing these language goals. As the lessons progress, I reinforce grammar where needed, but in a pleasant way. I have a veritable warehouse of material to put at my students' disposal.
Of course, we work on all four pillars: speaking, reading,&listening comprehension, and writing. If the student wishes only to be coached in conversation, no problem. I give homework as it implicates the student and leads to steady motivation. I am patient and since I am also a language learner, I can put myself in my students' shoes. I am a kind and outgoing teacher. My current students appreciate my innate patience. My fluency in other languages ( German, French, and Luxembourgish) gives me insight into my students' mistakes and assists me in my teaching. Besides languages, my hobbies include music, cooking, travel and I love to play trivia games.
Please note that I do not teach young children.

Teacher Stats

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class178
class_blackboard13.7 lesson average
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Résumé

schoolEducation

2015 - 2015
TESOL Certification
International TEFL Training Institute - Paris, France
I completed a 120 hour course ESL certification, aprrox 45 hours of which teaching 2 university professors from Brazil, as well as students from Russia, Ukraine and Vietnamfrom Bra
2015 - 2015
International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT Online)
BridgeTEFL USA - Colorado/Online
I completed a 140 hour directed online course to obtain ESL certification
1981 - 1985
B.A. Double Major in History and Germanic Studies
Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana, USA
European History and Germanic Studies