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Fiona Oates

map_pinNew Zealand
2:17 PM (GMT+01:00)



About Me

**I have been teaching since 2006 when I graduated from International House with a CELTA qualification. I am a highly experienced professional teacher who gives high quality lessons.

**I give varied, stimulating and interesting classes based on your needs. If you need to pass an exam, perfect a presentation or review and practice your grammar and learn new vocabulary, then I am the teacher for you!

**In the first class we will go over your language learning history and your goals, both short and long term.

**From this assessment we will formulate our plan of action. This will be based on the time you have to dedicate to English, your current level and where you want to be, and how fast you need to get there.

**We will achieve these goals through a variety of different and stimulating lessons based on current language acquisition theories and using didactic materials designed for your level.

** I will give you recommendations for things to do outside of class to improve your level, as the more engaged you are with the language, the faster you learn.

**I will give you regular feedback on your errors and we will work on the grammar points that you need to go over, in order to speak fluently and correctly.

**I speak Spanish very well, so I know what it's like to learn a language from scratch as an adult. I also know what Spanish speakers most common errors are and how to correct them. Take a lesson now and I'll share some of these tricks with you!

**I feel that in order to learn, we must be relaxed and in a receptive state of mind and so I like to help my students to do both, and of course humour, being able to laugh is essential when you're learning a language.

Take a trial lesson now and let's put together a learning plan for you.

See you in class!
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2022 - 2022
Certificate in Small Business and Project Management Level 4
Te Wananga o Aotearoa - Wellington, New Zealand
2000 - 2003
Dip He Mental Health Nursing
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College - High Wycombe
Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing focussing on Mental Health as a speciality.

briefcaseWork Experience

2013 - 2015
Co Founder of Mental Health Friendly Social Inclusion Project
Social inclusion project with a focus on learning English. - Barcelona
Developed and imparted specialized classes within a mental health day care centre, ran an awareness raising campaign and scholarship program for people with mental health problems that promoted language and cognitive skills while incorporating inclusion into the wider language learning community.
2007 - 2010
English Teacher
Aula d'Angles - Barcelona
Specialist English academy that provided teacher training in alternative methods of teaching and learning.
2008 - 2009
English Teacher
ESADE - Barcelona
English teacher internationally renowned Business and Law School in Barcelona with a focus on communication skills in the world of business.
2006 - 2007
English Teacher
Cambridge School - Granollers, Barcelona
Position as an English teacher to a variety of levels at this English academy and teacher training centre, where regular teacher development sessions were held in order to ensure top quality teaching to their students.
2010 - 0
Freelance English Teacher / Profesora de Inglés Autonoma
Freelance - Barcelona
Specialized English teacher at a variety of in-company classes and private lessons in the fields of medicine, law, finance, auditing, events, catering, logistics, machine learning, web design, programming, medical devices, architecture and many more.


2022 - 2022
Certificate in Small Business and Project Management
Te Wananga o Aotearoa - New Zealand
Comprehensive and practical review of all of the concepts involved in successful project management and business planning.
2006 - 2006
Cambridge CELTA - Certificate of English Language Teaching Adults
Cambridge University - Cambridge UK (International House -Barcelona)
Cambridge certificate in English language teaching obtained at International House Barcelona, a centre of excellence for English language teaching.