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Rachael

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map_pinUnited Kingdom
10:26 AM (GMT+00:00)
class
English
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97
time
1 357
class
English
user_group_man_woman
97
time
1 357

Speaks

English
Native
,
Czech
C2
,
Spanish
B1
,
French
B1
,
German
B1
,
Latin
B1

About Me

Hello! I'm Rachael, a professional, British EFL teacher with over 25 years' experience as a specialist in English as a Foreign Language and English for Speakers of Other Languages. I have taught all ages from 3 to 70, lots of different nationalities, and all levels (from Absolute Beginner to Proficiency) in the Czech Republic, Spain and here in England.
I am happy to help you with grammar, vocabulary, accuracy, reading, writing, speaking, fluency, pronunciation, listening, exam preparation, academic English, business English or functional everyday English. Book a trial lesson, so I can design a course to deal with your specific language needs and priorities. I'm fluent in Czech, and have studied French, German, Latin and Spanish, so I know exactly how it feels to be a language learner.

Respect for equality and diversity is vital to me in my own life. I warmly welcome new learners of all abilities, no matter your:
• age,
• gender,
• race,
• nationality,
• faith,
• mental or physical ability,
• neurodiversity,
• sexual orientation
• or status.

I come from Newcastle upon Tyne, so my vowel sounds are northern English, but all my students find me easy to understand. Just click on the video (which I recorded 5 years ago) to hear my voice!
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My trial lessons

My job is to make you feel relaxed enough to communicate comfortably. I’ll begin by asking you questions: why do you need English? What can you already do? And what do you need to learn to do better?
I’ll listen, make notes, and I’ll adapt my teaching style to suit your learning style. I’ll give constructive feedback: as little – or as much – correction as you want, and then I’ll plan the course around your needs.
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Teacher Stats

watchWithin a few hours
timetable7 years ago
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class1 357
class_blackboard20.7 lesson average
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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

1988 - 1991
Film Studies and English (BA Hons): 2:1
University of Kent - Canterbury, UK

briefcaseWork Experience

2004 - 2014
ESOL Lecturer (Adults)
Hugh Baird Further Education College - Merseyside, UK
2003 - 2004
EFL teacher
International House Irun (Lacunza) - Irun, Spain
1998 - 2003
EFL teacher
International House Prague (Akcent) - Prague, Czech Republic
1995 - 1998
EFL teacher
Anglo-American Academy - Kladno, Czech Republic

diploma_2Certifications

2005 - 2005
University of Cambridge Level 5 Certificate Further Education Teaching Stage 3
Liverpool Community College - Liverpool, UK
Required Qualified Teacher Status for teaching in Further Education college
2005 - 2005
University of Cambridge Level 4 Certificate for ESOL Subject Specialists
Liverpool Community College - Liverpool, UK
Required Qualified Teacher Status to teach ESOL in Further Education college
1999 - 2000
Cambridge/RSA Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults
International House - Prague, Czech Republic
1994 - 1995
Cambridge/RSA Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults
University of Northumbria - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK