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Adam Ford

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5.0
map_pinUnited Kingdom
5:45 PM (GMT+01:00)
class
English
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97
time
808
class
English
user_group_man_woman
97
time
808

Speaks

English
Native
,
French
B2
,
Spanish
B1
,
German
A1
,
Welsh

About Me

Hello, my name is Adam. I was born, grew up, and still live near Liverpool, in England. I am a native English speaker, and I do not have a particularly strong regional accent, which helps students.

I actually taught English to speakers of other languages informally for several years before I considered doing it professionally. In about 2005, I started teaching academic English to two friends from Turkey, who spoke Turkish and Kurdish as their first languages. I discovered that this was extremely enjoyable, because I love languages, and enjoy learning about other cultures.

I have since gained TESOL qualifications from Arizona State University, in TESOL foundational principles, theories of second language acquisition, plus lesson design and assessment. I am now paid for something I gain such pleasure from. This is a great privilege.

I have worked as a private tutor to students living in the Toxteth area of Liverpool. Many of these students are recent migrants to the UK, and speak a wide variety of first languages, including Arabic, French, and diverse African languages. I currently teach English to refugees and asylum seekers in Liverpool, on a voluntary basis. It is my honour to help people feel welcome in England.

I am open to teaching students however they like - and can provide intricate, detailed, formal lesson plans if that is what a student considers most appropriate to their needs. I am also very keen on having informal conversations - 'a chat' - with students, and providing English language guidance as that conversation progresses.

I am very willing to help students learn to read or write better in English, or improve their English listening skills, or prepare for a specific real-life situation in an English-speaking country - for example, an interview, using transport, or shopping.

Conversely, we can have an informal discussion, about a subject that the student finds interesting. That way, they can learn from me, and I can learn from them. We both emerge from the experience knowing more about English, but also about the world in which we live.

Teacher Stats

watchWithin an hour
timetable3 years ago
place_marker100.00%
class808
class_blackboard12.9 lesson average
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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

2001 - 2004
B.A. Sociology
University of Liverpool - Liverpool, UK

diploma_2Certifications

2016 - 2016
Teach English Now - Lesson Design and Assessment
Arizona State University
2015 - 2016
Teach English Now - Theories of Second Language Acquistition
Arizona State University
2015 - 2015
Teach English Now - Foundational Principles
Arizona State University