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Brendan

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United States
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English
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English
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Speaks

Italian
B2
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Spanish
A1

About Me

Any living language is constantly evolving, changing, adding new words, and dropping old rules. Not long ago, splitting infinitives was taboo. Today it's acceptable. So to me, learning a language has to be grounded in both an understanding of the rules as well as an embrace of flexibility that reflects the dynamic nature of language. In my approach, I focus as much on the concepts of everyday expression and effective conversation as I do on the rules of grammar and syntax that are the foundations of language. I also like to be flexible in the structure of learning, allowing sessions to go where students find the greatest value, and adapting to what they want to learn and understand. I am a certified TEFL instructor and I have taught in Naples and Florence, Italy. I am also a diehard Cleveland, Ohio sports fan. Which, if you're familiar with the history of Cleveland sports, also requires me to be flexible.

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Teaching Expertise

Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
ISE

Résumé

Education

2010 - 2014
B.A. Cultural Anthropology
Kent State University - Ohio, USA
Study of human societies, both past and present

Work Experience

2015 - 2016
English Teacher
Inlingua - Naples, Italy
Individual sessions, group sessions, business English, exam preparation

Certifications

2015 - 2015
TEFL Instructor
Via Lingua - Florence Italy
Standard TEFL Certification course