Hi! I’m Valen. I am from Seattle, Washington and I have been teaching English for the past four years. I’ve taught ESL in Japan and Korea and am now home in rainy Seattle. I believe that learning English should be simple and fun.
Please leave comments on my lessons if you have any questions or requests. I am not offering private English lessons at this time and unfortunately cannot respond to private messages.
If you TRY, you can do anything! It’s always been my belief that you cannot put information in other people's heads. If you find a way to show them something, they can use their own intelligence to learn. This is my approach to teaching, trying to be both informative while allowing the students to find their own way of learning. I’ve spent the last 12 years teaching in various capacities.
I’ve taught martial arts to kids and developed a curriculum that was geared specifically to enhance their development.
I spent several years, first as a volunteer and then professionally, working with children suffering from autism and Asperger's -- trying to help them learn to deal with the world around them and to learn from their environment. Finally, it was while helping a child that I was asked to work at the Toronto School Board. While I was there, I helped out with kids who were learning English, and my love of teaching ESL began.
Teachers or other English schools who are interested in using these lessons, please go ahead and use them. That's what they're here for!
If you want to learn more about English grammar, vocabulary, and idioms, or if you have any other English questions or suggestions, feel free to go to the engVid forum and leave a message.
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Hi, my name is Emma. Learning a different language can be hard, but it can also be a fun and rewarding experience. Although I am a native English speaker, I can relate to students because I had to learn French when I was younger. When I first started learning French, it was a real challenge, especially pronunciation. I was so embarrassed to speak and I would never put my hand up in class because I was scared of making mistakes. Finally, I had a great teacher who taught me that making mistakes and learning from them is the best way to learn a language. She was right!
I have been teaching for 3 years now. Before teaching ESL, I studied anthropology and archaeology at university. This background has helped me to understand some of the cultural differences of my students, including differences in how they may approach learning, writing, body language, and speaking.
I am TESOL-certified and have taught students from various backgrounds, ages, and levels. From immigrants to international students, private lessons to classrooms, my experiences have been varied and have allowed me to gain insight into the challenges that ESL students face.
Teaching is one of those great professions that allow you to be forever learning. While I teach students both French and English, they teach me about their cultures, their lives, and other ways to see the world. It is a privilege to teach and I am thankful for all of my students over the years who have shared their stories, interests, and dreams with me.
For over 20 years, I’ve had the good fortune of learning from my clients and students, who come from all parts of the world, all age groups and all professions. I believe each of us is capable of learning anything, as long as we are motivated.
English is certainly challenging, but you can master it. Take every chance to improve your language skills… the opportunities are all around. Most importantly, enjoy yourself as much as possible, because our brains learn best when we are relaxed.
In my opinion, there are no bad students; unfortunately, there are students who have been exposed to poor teaching. So if you’re having difficulty or anyone is making you feel inferior or incapable, take control of your learning and find another student or teacher who can explain things to you from a different perspective. Online learning is great for this purpose, because you have so many options. Whatever happens, keep believing in yourself and you will make progress faster than you ever thought possible.
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I am the director of Diplomat Language School, in Toronto, Canada. There you can study English with me either privately or in a group. I also provide specialized TOEFL training, business English classes and more. Please contact Diplomat Language School for more information about studying English with me in person.
Thanks for all the encouragement and feedback to date. All the best!
Hi, I'm Ronnie! My first ever teaching English experience lasted 4 years in the beautiful remote region of Obihiro in Hokkaido, Japan! And now I find myself in Toronto, Canada teaching ESL and business English.
I'm a bit of a "nutter" - which makes learning from me very very exciting! I wish to only teach you REAL LIFE things that are useful, and that we use TODAY - no outdated old school grammar textbooks. You need to know how to survive in this fast-talking, hustle of an English world!
My name is Alex, and I have been teaching English since 2008 in a variety of environments. From private tutoring, to classrooms, as well as teaching over the Internet, I have had many wonderful experiences in my job. I love what I do, and I'm looking forward to sharing what I know with non-native English speakers from all around the world.
Currently, I am working in Montreal, Canada, but I was born in Poland. When I first moved to Canada at the age of seven, I didn't understand a single word of English. I remember the problems I had communicating with other kids, and the frustration I felt throughout my English learning experience. However, after some help from teachers and friends, and a lot of time and practice, I was able to learn the language that I now teach. The experience of being an immigrant has driven me to become a better English teacher, since I am familiar with the challenges and difficulties that new English speakers face. See you on the front page!
I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach ESL in Vietnam, Peru, Brazil, and Toronto, Canada.
I am very passionate about teaching, and especially when students are motivated, interested, learning and having fun. Great teachers are only as good as their students, and this depends on 3 things:1. If teachers are excited and motivated to teach and learn
I hope you enjoy my English lessons and learn something you can use.
English is a key to the world. At least it has been for me. I’ve taught English for over 12 years, in North America, Asia, and the Middle East, to students from a wide range of cultures and perspectives. I have helped many students get their hands on this key and watched them open doors that would have otherwise remained locked. There is no greater pleasure for a teacher than to see his students succeed in realizing their dreams, be they traveling, working in a foreign country, or something as simple as being able to watch a Hollywood movie or TV sitcom without the use of subtitles.
I now specialize in test preparation instruction (TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/GRE/GMAT) and work as well as a freelance editor. I love the English language and know that it is more than a key to the outside world—it is also a key to the inside of individual minds. I am currently working on my Master’s thesis, a project that I hope will evolve into my first novel, because I want to share what is in my mind while I explore the thoughts of others. This ability to share is what English provides me. I hope I can help you do the same and find the key to whatever doors stand in the way of your own dreams.
Good luck to both of us. :)