I have over 5 years of experience teaching English as a Foreign Language.
I have taught Beginner, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, and Advanced students from more than 15 different countries (including Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, China, Angola, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina).
I also have experience in exam training (including IELTS, TOEFL, and CAE).
Experience: 5 years
All the references below are available in their original format and will be provided upon request:
"As a teacher, Francois is liked and respected by his students. He is naturally outgoing and spontaneous, taking great trouble to ensure that his classes are fun. This enthusiasm, together with good planning and preparation, has enabled his students to progress quickly." - Director of Studies, Boston Language College (Cape Town, South Africa)
"Francois is a creative lesson planner who puts a lot of effort into making his lessons as interesting as possible. He is able to focus on and identify key learning points and is very aware of individual learner issues." - Director of Studies, English First (Yuyao, China)
"The effort Mr. (Francois) Oosthuizen put into creating daily lesson plans was admirable. In the classroom, his careful thought and preparation resulted in well-staged lessons which incorporated contextualised language presentations and a range of useful communicative activities. He also paid close attention to his students' production and corrected them effectively. I confidently recommend him..." - Director of Studies, inlingua (Cape Town, South Africa)
"Francois performs all his teaching obligations in the most outstanding manner. He is always punctual and gives his best in any task. His experience, creativity, and perseverance make him qualified for the position as an English language teacher...." - Director of Studies, Link English of Canada (Ningbo, China)
"His classroom routines are excellent, and his classroom management is very good... (He) creates a very good learning environment... he would always go out of his way to...help his classes be more interesting and livelier...His attitude towards work is exceptional..." - Director of Studies, English First (Ningbo, China)