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Bachelor of Arts with a major in French and a minor in Spanish.
A TEFL Certificate
Teacher Training Certificate
Experience: 20 years
I was born in Portuguese Africa (Angola, West Africa) but have an American education. I hold a Bachelor of Arts with a major in French and a minor in Spanish from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, USA. As a young man I lived and studied in Spain and speak spanish fluently. I have also lived and worked in France for over seven years. Currently I am living in the UK where I work as a Modern Foreign Language teacher in a local school in the town I live in. I have just finished a three month course where I taught English as a second language to a Spanish Professional Basketball Coach (Spanish Men National Team). Although we concentrated mainly on sports vocabulary and more specifically basketball (given the nature of my student's job) he made great overall progress and is now much more confident in speaking English and above all we became good friends... I have over 20 years experience teaching languages to both adults and children. I worked in the Oil Industry as an EFL teacher for companies such as Chevron, Esso, and BP for over 10 years. I, very successfully, conducted intensive language courses (called Total Immersion) getting scholarship students ready to attend universities in the US, Canada, Uk and South Africa including TOEFL and TOIEC exam preparation. Languages are my passion.