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Sian Smit

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3:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
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English
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81
class
English
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9
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81

Speaks

English
Native
,
Afrikaans
B1
,
Xhosa
A2
,
Portuguese
A1

About Me

Hi students!

I have 10 years teaching experience with students of all ages and nationalities. I taught for 2 years in Japan and have been teaching for 7 years here in Cape Town. Let me give you an idea of the variety of students I have taught: 4-year-old Japanese children to junior high school students to retired people,19-year-old Saudi university students, middle-aged Angolan businessmen and businesswomen, Turkish working professionals and IELTS students, Swiss volunteers and Brazilian tourists. I love teaching and connecting with people from all around the world! Since the start of COVID-19 I have been teaching kids and adults online.

My certificates include:
• Honours degree in Social Work (University of Cape Town)
• CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
• CETYL (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners)
• DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) Module 1

Teacher Stats

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
British English
South African English

Résumé

schoolEducation

2015 - 2015
Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) Module 1
Good Hope Studies - Cape Town
Examination through Cambridge University
1998 - 2001
BSocSci (Hons) in Clinical Practice in Social Work
University of Cape Town - Cape Town
Honours in Clinical Social Work

briefcaseWork Experience

2013 - 2020
ESL classes
Good Hope Studies - Cape Town
Teaching group and private classes of adults and teenagers (mixed) ranging from Beginner to Proficiency levels in General English, Business English, English for Academic Purposes and IELTS preparation
2009 - 2009
EFL classes
Shane Corporation, Japan - Nagoya, Japan (5 months)
Teaching group and private classes of children and adults ranging from Beginner to Upper Intermediate levels in General English, Business English and IELTS preparation
2007 - 2008
EFL classes
Shane Corporation, Japan - Chiba, Japan (1 year)
Teaching group and private classes of children and adults ranging from Beginner to Upper Intermediate levels in General English, Business English and IELTS preparation

diploma_2Certifications

2007 - 2007
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners (CELTYL)
Shane Corporation, Japan - Japan
35 hours of in-house training with Saxoncourt Teacher Training
2007 - 2007
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
Shane Global Language Centre - Cape Town
1-month intensive course of theory and practice, Cambridge University accredited