Speaking with Ted Talks, for business or exams
|languages||English, French, Spanish|
MA Teaching English as a Second Langauge - 2008
University of BIrmingham (UK)
CELTA - 1999
BA English Literature and Russian Studies - 1997
Experience: 18 years
Do you need to do presentations or explain your work to others?
Are you preparing for the IELTS or Cambridge exams?
We'll use videos to develop your speaking skills, and they will also be good listening practise for any exam. We'll talk about common topics from IELTS and Cambridge exams.
Each lesson will focus on one speaking skill and one vocabulary topic. In every lesson we’ll watch a short video of someone speaking, and we’ll use this as a model. We’ll work together to think of words or expressions that could be used in this topic, and we’ll do some practise using these. You’ll receive feedback on your skills, and suggestions for further practise.
I'm a qualified ESL teacher, with worldwide experience teaching business and academic students, as well as people who just enjoy learning the language. I'm a Canadian living in the UK, so I'm familiar with both British/American English.
Skills can include:
Planning your speech/extended speaking.
Talking about possible events.
Describing a process
Cause and effect
Describing different opinions
Recovering from mistakes