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4.95/5

TESOL-Certified professional with 20 + years of educating students in both state and private language schools. I own a TEFL Certificate as well as a Degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education. Throughout my career, I have taken the opportunity to instruct a wide variety of students from various backgrounds. As a result, I remain sensitive to students´ individual needs, employ effective teaching strategies, provide individual and group support and offer positive encouragement and reinforcement to keep students motivated.
My goal is to maintain an open, honest, communicative and supportive classroom, to make students feel safe and appropriately challenged. I also specialize in Cambridge, Trinity College and TOEFL examinations preparation at all levels. Teaching Business Communication to professionals is another area of my work. Some of my many strengths include clear, logical eliciting and concept checking, the accurate perception of different students needs and competent classroom management. Enthusiastic about my job, I am also committed and conscientious.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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Claude has a great teaching experience. He loves his job and he is involved on your English or French learning. He prepares his courses according your demands and your level. Students can be in confidence with him and improve easily.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Claude T. Claude T. FR
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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

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5/5

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5/5
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Hello everyone! My name is Matias Pizarro, but you can call me Matt. I am 30 years old, and I am from Argentina.

At first, teaching online was a challenge, not for the knowledge, the didactic or the way to get to students, but for the whole new set of resources at my disposal and how to use them effectively. The variety of tricks with the camera, magic, puppets, the limit was my imagination; that feeling was really overwhelming. But, as I said at first, I took this as a challenge, a new way of expanding my inner resourses and finally, widening my understanding about teaching.

Working with kids was the most important and significant choice in my professional career as a teacher, because I discovered the real meaning of being an educator. I understood that it's not just about teaching the subject, but guiding and supporting students; being an inspiring person. I like to comprehend teaching by a very beautiful phrase that stands: Be the person that you needed when you were young.

If you choose me as your teacher, I promise that you will learn a lot of things while having a great time together!

See you in our class! Bye!

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

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5/5
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Matias Alejandro has 10 years of experience in teaching English and Spanish to people of all ages and cultures. During his lessons he will use video and books to help you achieve your goals.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Matias Alejandro P. Matias Alejandro P.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

(I ONLY OFFER GROUP CLASSES ON HERE :) )

Hello, my name is Rebecca Rygaard.
Recently graduated as a teacher of Danish and English for the primary and lower secondary schools in Denmark, according to the Bachelor's Degree Program in Education, from University College Copenhagen.

I am born and raised in Denmark, and am a native speaker of Danish.

In my teaching I use a communicative approach, focused on having us communicate with each other and produce language to learn it. We will learn both from "input" (what we hear, read) and "output" (what we say, write).

This communicative approach will be focused on "real life" and authentic situations - that means that I'll actually base the teaching on my students lives. I.e. we could be talking about what has brought you to want to learn Danish. There will be authentic language only in this class - not language about hypothetical situations, that you might not ever need.

As part of this method, we'll be using task-based learning - you'll often learn the language through "tasks" in my class, with the point that you'll have to use communication, in cooperation with your peers (or me) to solve them. It's a lot of fun, I guarantee.

You will also be learning about the Danish culture, as I believe culture and language go together, and one cannot be understood without the other (I very much look forward to introducing you to Danish customs, traditions and food).

I'll be focused on your progress, rather your 'errors', as I don't believe in teaching a language by focusing on student's "mistakes", but on their potential. There is an "interlanguage" that is the language that emerge in between your original language, and the language you're trying to learn. And it is only normal that this language is a bit of a mix, that is ever-evolving.

With me, you'll also have the important advantage that I am both a teacher of English and Danish, and therefore know how the languages correlate.

I've learned about all of these aspects "the communicative approach", "task-based learning", "cultural studies" and "interlanguage" and a "functional view on language learning", as a part of my education, and I know they are all a part of recent research in the field.

I have prepared a lesson plan for beginners - which can both be used for group- and single lessons. But I can also create a specifically crafted lesson plan just for you and your needs/level, or if you already know Danish, but just want to improve it.

I hope we meet, and look forward to helping you learn some Danish :)

Rebecca

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

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5/5
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Rebecca is a Danish native. She teaches Danish for every level. She personalizes every lesson according to your level, your demand and your interest. She is a nice and smiling person which is passioned by teaching.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Rebecca R. Rebecca R. DK
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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
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Hello everyone! My name is Ainhoa, I am Spanish and I live in Bilbao, a city in northern Spain. I am an online Spanish teacher certified by ELE international and I have a year of experience teaching private lessons.

Thanks to my studies and experience, I am aware of how important it is to adapt the classes to the needs of my students and that they enjoy learning. Therefore, I adapt the classes so that my students can learn to the fullest.

In addition, although my classes are in Spanish, I can use English whenever necessary as I have a good level. I love languages, travel and learn from other cultures.

If you want to start learning Spanish, improve your level, prepare for DELE exams or learn Spanish because you like it, contact me and I will design a plan adapted to you.

See you in class!

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

4.67/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

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5/5
4.93/5

I can highly recommend her. She is very accurate, on time, well prepared. She is a structured person and I like it to learn with her. She is a patient and positive person. I’ve learned a lot already.

Ainhoa R. Ainhoa R.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

4/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.8/5

FRENCH TEACHER

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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

3/5

Learning materials

4/5
4.4/5

Mayamba is a nice teacher with a very long experience: in fact, he's been teaching since 1985. He's very organized and his classes are clearly structured in different moments. The quality of his learning materials is good.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Mayamba K. Mayamba K. CD
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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

3/5

Learning materials

4/5
4.4/5

¡Hola!, my name is Juan, I’m Colombian and my native language is Spanish, I’m a certified teacher by Barcelona University in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, I have got more than 3 years of teaching Spanish to students from different countries in a face to face lessons and online lessons.

I'm a teacher focused on online teaching, with more than 1000 hours of class in online mode with students from different countries.

Due to my experience of teaching Spanish, I´m a professional person, with a lot of patience, charismatic, kind, smiling, punctual, responsible, disciplined, and dedicated teacher and with a great passion for teaching Spanish.

I rely on a method focused on communication and in the development of necessary skills to be able to communicate. My goal is that you are able to start a conversation with a native speaker, you can count on grammatical and lexical tools that support your communication. Grammar will not be a problem in my classes because you will learn it in an easy way.

Highlights about my lessons:

✔ Optimal interaction and communication with students.
✔ Classes adapted to your needs and overcoming your weaknesses.
✔ If you want exclusive conversational classes OR to study at a full level OR a pack of classes OR just to help you with an assignment or homework, with pleasure we can arrange them.
✔ I have a flexible schedule according to your needs and goals.
✔ A method based on communication and oral expression.
✔ Lessons full of planned, sequenced, and gamified activities.
✔ I have all the materials to teach you, at the end of each lesson you will have your materials and our studied notes.
✔ Spanish for all levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2).
✔ Knowledge and use of the best manuals and books for teaching Spanish.
✔ Knowledge of the use of current digital tools for teaching and learning.
✔ I’m fluent in English
✔ I’m fluent in Turkish
✔ I speak basic Italian and basic Arabic
✔ Book your trail lesson Now!

¡Nos vemos en clase!

Juan Carlos is a very friendly and experienced teacher. He can offer you self made teaching material and great classes, I can surely recommend him as a teacher.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Juan Carlos  B. Juan Carlos B.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

¡Hola! Привет! Hello!

Learn SPANISH, RUSSIAN or ENGLISH with me!

I'm Marina, a qualified and experienced foreign languages teacher.

My studies:
Teacher of foreign languages. Translator.

Teaching experience:
I've been working as a teacher for 8 years (teaching, online and offline tutoring).

¡Nos vemos!
Happy to be your teacher!
До скорого!

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

Marina is a really nice teacher with almost ten years of experience. She's been teaching different languages (Russian, Spanish, English) to students having different needs, different ages and different levels. She does a great use of online learning tools and her learning materials are good.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Marina N. Marina N. RU
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          <p class=Thank you very much Sara for the interview and your kind words! It's always a pleasure to work with a professional who cares!

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

Dear future student,

My name is Mélanie, I am 40 years old, I am Belgian and I live near Brussels in Belgium.

I have 7 years of experience in teaching French as a foreign language. I have a degree in Modern Languages and Literature. I have an agrégation in higher secondary education. French is my mother tongue. Additionally I have a C2 level in Spanish.

I have taught adults (beginner - advanced) in various training institutions (CLL, CVO Semper, ...). I have taught both large and small groups. I can therefore adapt my teaching methods according to the number of people.

As far as my teaching methods are concerned, I create communicative exercises.
I always try to get the student to express themselves as much as possible. In case of groups, I create individual exercises, in groups of two or four.
I give homework in which the students have to write a short text related to a grammatical concept they have seen. I also give additional grammatical exercises.
I also test my students' knowledge. For example, during the course, I listen to my students and comment on their oral productions. I also do small listening comprehensions and reading comprehensions.
I can also explain certain grammatical points or translate certain words into the student's language if it is needed, but generally I always try to teach in the target language.

If my student is looking for a job, I can also help him/her to write his/her CV and cover letter and also prepare his/her interview.
If my student works in a company, I can also prepare exercises specific to the company's field. I have given courses to warehouse workers for Delhaize, to plumbers, to students in Tourism.
I also taught asylum seekers.

As far as teaching material is concerned, I use a lot of material from Zexperts fle https://leszexpertsfle.com/toutes-les-ressources-fle/ which I adapt to the objectives of the lesson. I also look for exercises in FLE manuals such as Totem, Edito, Alter Ego, Expression orale... Naturally, I adapt the exercises according to the needs of the student. I also look for songs in YouTube.

Melanie has taught France to kids and adults and has a great teaching experience. She proposes several materials to practice and improve your French (videos, pictures, songs or cultural facts). Her lessons are also very structured and she is involved on the student progress !

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

MELANIE  B. MELANIE B. BE
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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

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Internet connection

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