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Laura

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United States
12:03 AM (GMT-04:00)
English
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1.418
English
138
1.418

Speaks

English
Native
,
French
C2
,
Mandarin
B2
,
Portuguese
B1
,
German
A2
,
Spanish
A1
,
American Sign Language
A1

About Me

Hello! My name is Laura Baker and I am an English teacher from the United States.

A little about me:

-I began teaching English in 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan.

-I have more than eight years of experience teaching adult conversation classes, Business English, and kindergarten English immersion classes.

-I love to travel and have lived more than nine years abroad in France, Germany, Taiwan and Brazil.

-I am passionate about learning languages. In my free time, I study Mandarin Chinese, French, Portuguese and German.

What is class like?

-I believe class needs to be student-centered and fun. That means class is built around your goals, needs and interests.

-I want you to feel engaged and comfortable in class so that you can practice with confidence. Don't worry about making mistakes! They are proof that you are learning something new.

-According to your goals and needs, class will focus on one or a mix of the following skills: grammar, pronunciation and intonation, vocabulary, spoken fluency, reading, writing and listening.

-Class activities will include a mix of exercises, games, questions, discussions, role-playing activities, listening exercises, pronunciation practices, short presentations, and more...the possibilities are endless!

If you have any questions about class, please let me know. Thanks for reading my profile, and I look forward to meeting you online soon!

Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
IELTS

Résumé

Education

2003 - 2007
B.A. in French Studies
Smith College - Northampton, MA, USA

Work Experience

2013 - 2015
English Teacher
Centro Educacional Leonardo da Vinci - Vitoria, Brazil
Taught kindergarten classes of 20 Portuguese-speaking students in bi-lingual program.
2009 - 2012
English Teacher
Kojen American English School - Taipei City, Taiwan
Taught kindergarten classes of 18 Chinese-speaking students in an English immersion program.
2008 - 2012
English for Specific Purposes Teacher
Kojen American English School - Taipei City, Taiwan
Taught lessons catered to students' specific language needs. This included company English classes, group conversation classes and private tutoring for students of all ages and levels.