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Declan

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English
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class
English
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English
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Mandarin
,
German

About Me

Hi I'm Declan, and I'm from Ireland. I've been teaching English for over 10 years to adult learners from all over the world in both China and Europe. I am both CELTA and TEFL certified and have an honors degree in English Literature and a Masters in Applied Linguistics. I have a second Masters in Chinese and Business. I have a lot of experience preparing students for the IELTS and Cambridge exams. I have also thought EAP (English for Academic Purposes) in an Irish University to international students. I currently work with corporate clients focused on Business English.
I am a communicative teacher. I believe that learners need to speak a lot, on topics that excite them in order to improve fluency and to stay interested. I try and make my students feel as relaxed as possible so that they will not feel afraid to take risks in speaking, make mistakes and by making mistakes, learn more quickly where their individual strengths and weaknesses are. I invite you to try a class with me and to take the first step towards reaching your language goals!

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Schedule

Résumé

Education

2015 - 2016
M.A in Applied Linguistics
Mary Immaculate College - Limerick, Ireland.
The study of linguistics as it applies to teaching English to adult learners.
2010 - 2014
English Teacher
Wall Street International English School. - Beijing, China
Teaching English to adult learners
2014 - 2014
CELTA
The English Academy - Dublin, Ireland
Certificate in teaching English to adult learners.
2009 - 2010
M. A. Chinese Culture and Business.
University College Cork - Ireland
Focus on Chinese language, culture and the Asian business environment.
2004 - 2009
B.A English
University of Limerick - Ireland
Focus on English literature and Cultural studies
2005 - 2005
TEFL Certificate
University of Limerick - Ireland
Introduction to TEFL methodology and practice

Work Experience

2014 - 2015
English Teacher
LISC Limerick International Study Center - Ireland
Teaching English to international students.
2014 - 2014
English Teacher
University of Limerick Language Center - Ireland
Teaching English for Academic Purposes to Brazilian students on the "Science without Borders" program.
2012 - 2014
English Teacher
The Beijing Aviation University - China
Teaching English to postgraduate students