General English/ Exam Preparation/ Business English/ Communication
|languages||English, Italian, Maltese|
I'm Claude, and I've been teaching English with success for the past 8 years. I have mostly worked in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) industry and have taught students of different ages and different proficiency levels from all parts of the world enrolled on different courses, General English, Communication skills and conversation, Exam Preparation classes, and Business.
Currently I am the Director of Studies at an EFL language school which means I don't get to spend as much time in the classroom as I would like. Hence, I would like to make up for the hours I spend in the office at work by teaching here online.
The English language has always been a passion of mine, and this is why I studied and majored in the English language at university. Furthermore, to ensure that I am able to help my students as best I can, I did several English teaching courses starting from the very basic to a Master's degree. I did the TEFL, Cert. TESOL, and more recently an M.A. in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL).
The teaching approach I adopt is a communicative one which means there is a lot of interaction between the tutor and the student. I believe that the student is at the centre of the learning process, hence it is the student's individual needs which I focus a lot on.
Experience: 8 years
Genearal English lessons are designed to help you improve your overall communication skills; Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.We will target your fluency, and eventually accuracry so that English becomes more than just a second language. The lessons will focus on your individual needs and requests as ultimately you are at the centre of the learning process.
Exam Preparation classes will empower you with the skills and the techniques needed to pass a respective exam such as CAE, FCE, or IELTS.
Business English focuses specifically on work related language skills. Topics will focus on the world of business, business communication, business terminology, delivering presentations, explaining graphs and data, among other skills.
Communication lessons will focus on your communication and conversation skills so that you are more fluent in the langauge and you are able to participate in conversation.