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Tana Arnoldsen

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5.0
map_pinUnited States
7:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
class
English
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80
time
1.583
class
English
user_group_man_woman
80
time
1.583

Speaks

Italian
C2
,
French
C2
,
Spanish
C1
,
German
B1

About Me

I have 2 language teaching master's degrees, in English teaching and in Foreign Language Acquisition. Using these, I gradually release language learning to you.

My lessons are targeted to your level and goals, are fun, simple, and no stress. To build your mastery and confidence in a relaxed and natural way, I provide constant encouragement and feedback on collocations, grammar, and pronunciation as we discuss current events or topics that interest you, .

My students say, for example: "Tana is the by far best teacher I found on Verbling. I've found so many good teachers here, but Tana beats them all. Super competent, super engaged, with a very strong culture about language and a true passion for teaching. A+++"

Most students are recommendations from current students,
and I have taught several of the same students for over 4 years on Verbling. They have progressed and reach higher speaking and professional goals continually. The takeway from this is that to improve, consistent practice is vital.

I speak advanced Spanish, French, Italian. Intermed German. Have taught in Europe, South America, Asia, Middle East, US.

Help w/tests, CVs, interviews, speeches, business terms, etc.

LESSON DURATION:
Academic hour, so lessons are 50 minutes long.

WHAT LESSONS DO FOR YOU:
It takes 100 to 200 hours of instruction to move up an English level, thus from A1 to A2 (90-100 hours), and at least 1,000 hours from A1 to C2.
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My trial lessons

During the trial lesson, I learn a bit about your background and motivation for improving your English. I also introduce you to my main materials, tools, and teaching style.
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Teacher Stats

watchWithin a day
timetable5 years ago
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class1.583
class_blackboard28.9 lesson average
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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

2017 - 2019
M.A. Teaching English
Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
US licensed to teach English
1996 - 2001
M.A. French
Brigham Young University - Provo, UT
Full scholarship. Advanced-High French Level, Language Teaching Pedagogy
1994 - 1996
ESL Instructor
Humanitarian Volunteer - Asuncion, Paraguay
Volunteer ESL Instructor
1991 - 1994
B.A. French and Political Science with University Honors
Brigham Young University - Provo, UT
Completed double B.A. on scholarship

briefcaseWork Experience

2019 - 2020
ESL School/State Liasison
Sanpete County School District - Sanpete County, Utah
Teach/Test ESL, AdvocateTranslate for ESL students, Translate for parents/adminstrators Spanish/English
2018 - 2019
Demonstration Teacher
Walden School of Liberal Arts - Provo, UT
Taught high school International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme English
2015 - 2018
ESL Instructor
Fort Rucker Army Community Service Center - Fort Rucker, AL
ESL Instructor
2012 - 2015
ESL Instructor
USAG Garmisch, Germany - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Volunteer ESL Instructor
2003 - 2012
University French Instructor
Utah Valley University - Orem, UT
Taught immersive French to College students with comprehensive input pedagogy
1999 - 2001
English as a Second Language Teacher
Oxford Language Institute - Orem, UT, USA
Taught English to international students of all ages and language levels
1996 - 2001
University French Instructor
Brigham Young University - Provo, UT
Taught immersive French to College students with comprehensive input pedagogy
2021 - 0
US High School English Teacher
Lumen Scholar Institute - Orem, Utah
American High School English Teacher
2019 - 0
Verbling English Teacher
Verbling - Worldwide
Verbling English Teacher

diploma_2Certifications

2020 - 2020
TEFL Qualifi Business English Certification
The TEFL Academy - Dublin, Ireland
Teaching Business English Course
2019 - 2019
TEFL Qualifi Level 5 Certificate
The TEFL Academy - Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1EX, England
Accredited by QUALIFI; DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commision); AQC (Approved Quality Curriculum)