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4.97/5
Native English teacher with 13 years of experience

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Angelina is a fantastic teacher! She helps me out in revising my English papers with enthusiasm and patience! I recommend her.

Angelina P. Angelina P.

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Hi everybody,

My name is Barbara.

I used to live in Ireland, in the UK, in Italy and at the moment in Spain. I have spent much time in the USA and Scandinavia as well. I have been flying around the world as a flight attendant for approx. 13 years.

I am also a qualified tour guide and a qualified ENGLISH TEACHER.

I love teaching and I believe it is really important to learn foreign languages, to get to know different nations, cultures in order to have a better idea of the world. English can be a key to open a new world for you and eliminate the barriers you have at the moment.

Oh! and I've almost forgotten to tell you:
I'm an ITALIAN TEACHER too

IN CASE your problem is not the English language, but you have a problem when you need to order a good PIZZA, CAPPUCCINO or some delicious SPAGHETTI during your stay in ITALY or you need to get ready for an internship or you want to learn ITALIAN for any other reason, I can teach you and help you improve your ITALIAN!

Are you still hungry and you want to keep filling your stomach in HUNGARY? I can also give you some HUNGARIAN LESSONS from beginner to advanced level! (of course if you like Goulash- Gulyàs, I can give you the original recipe!)

If you think you need ENGLISH, ITALIAN and/or HUNGARIAN for your goals and dreams, get in touch and we can plan some lessons for you.

TEFL/TESOL qualified English Teacher

168 hours Tefl Org, Scotland, UK

40 hours Tefl Online Teaching, Tefl Org, Scotland, UK

30 hours Tefl Online Teaching, Tefl Institution, Ireland

TEFL/TESOL Online Teaching Practicum, Tefl Org., Scotland, UK

I can teach you Conversational English, Business English, Prepare you for an exam or teach English to your kids. Or/and we can do all these in ITALIAN and HUNGARIAN too!

Hope to see you soon in class.

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5/5

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5/5

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I’m very happy with my teacher! Barbara is so kind, helpful and she has a lot of knowledge to share. She is preparing me for some English exams, it is going quicker and better than I expected. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!

Barbara B. Barbara B.

Thanks so much for the kind words Em! It takes two. You really put your heart and mind to your goal. Very well done. Keep up the good work and you will see the results. See you in class :-)

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I am an English language teacher with a strong academic background and a love of languages. I enjoy helping people to develop their ability to use English in different contexts.

I have the internationally recognised Cambridge CELTA qualification (Pass A) in English language teaching. I am teaching English to those learning for professional reasons or academic study as well as those learning for personal reasons or holidays. I am able to teach all levels from beginner to advanced (CEFR Levels A1-C2). I usually teach adults.

I have studied social sciences to PhD level and have experience of working in universities as a researcher, including giving tutorials. I have also worked as a professional proofreader.

I speak British English and I have an appreciation of other varieties of English, sometimes referred to as ‘Global Englishes’, as well as the use of English as a ‘lingua franca’ or common language.

I have been trained in the ‘communicative approach’ to language teaching. This approach is based on the idea that the best way for us to learn a language is through using it in communication that is meaningful for us. My lessons will help you to learn English through using it in activities and tasks that are connected to your reasons for learning English and your wider interests. The lessons will include vocabulary, grammar and other aspects of language as well as the four skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, depending on your priorities. I would like to have some background information about you, including why you are learning English, your professional and/or personal interests and your first language. I can then create lessons that meet your individual needs with activities that are personalised for you.

I have also been trained in teaching English online and I am familiar with a range of digital tools that can make the lessons effective and interesting. I am also familiar with several sources of professionally designed study materials that are publicly available for adaptation for different learners. I will give you feedback on your strengths and on how to improve. I can also give guidance on homework and other resources you can access, if this is of interest to you.

I welcome your feedback on each lesson.

I have experience of learning languages myself, including Mandarin and Turkish, which I really enjoy. I hope that you will enjoy my English lessons.

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5/5

Communication

5/5

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5/5

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Emily is a native speaker, this is why she is an ideal teacher if you want to learn more than only the English language. She teaches to adults and to all levels A1 until C2. She has lots of different and interactive learning materials. Overall, she is a great teacher, and you will surely learn a lot from her.

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

Emily T. Emily T. GB

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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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Hey everyone!

My name is Ashlyn, and I am a native English speaker from New Zealand :) I love to create lessons for my students to help them make their English language journey as enjoyable as possible! I am an online university student studying history and social anthropology.

I have two years of teaching experience in private English language schools, and I also have a CELTA certificate. Therefore, I know how to teach English effectively and create lessons to practice speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills.

I love to use technology in the classroom, and I always create fun and colourful PowerPoint presentations to guide us through the lesson. I am always open to suggestions from my students. If you want to focus more on certain topics or activities, I am happy to make that possible for you.

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She speaks very clearly and she uses her time very well. She plans the lessons based on your interests and make it very fun. She has very good energy and I recommend her to everyone..

Ashlyn P. Ashlyn P. NZ

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Good day there...

My name is Teresa (Teacher Tess), and I live in South Africa

I manage an afterschool care centre called “The Lighthouse”
I care for 3 – 6 year old's in the afternoons
Having taught children of various ages over the years before this, I have decided that this is my favourite age group. They are so loving and not afraid to show how they feel.
I love having fun playing games with them, doing crafts and telling stories.
I have built meaningful relationships with many of them. I look forward to seeing them each day as they run up to say hello and give me a big hug.
I also love to see their smiling faces at the end of the day when they go home because then I know I’ve done a good job in keeping them happy.

I have spent most of my career studying education and tutoring children.
I volunteered in High school with SMILE Education to teach English to African pupils.
I worked for a number of years tutoring maths for KUMON Education. I tutored maths privately.
I worked for a time teaching high school maths.
So I have worked with many many children over the years.

My qualifications specific to the requirements of this position would be my National Certificate in Early Childhood Development as well as my Certificate in the Principles of Developmental Psychology, both of which I obtained through INTEC College.
I have also recently completed a 168 hour TEFL qualification.

My style of teaching is one where I try to keep the students motivated, to be sensitive to their needs and most importantly to observe and listen to them carefully to make sure they understand.

Methods i use include:
TPR (Total Physical Response) - this is using a lot of body language and gestures to emphasize meaning.
Colourful Props - to keep the child's attention.
Reward systems - to motivate participation.
Games and songs - to make the lesson fun

I absolutely love what I do and would love to meet you and embark on this exciting journey through the English language with your treasured child.

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5/5

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5/5

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Teresa was so polite, knowledgeable and well prepared. She made the lesson super fun for my son, and he learnt so much even though it was such a short time. Well done on recruiting such a gem!

Teresa C. Teresa C. ZA

It was such a pleasure giving a lesson to Ethan. I'm so glad it was thoroughly enjoyed.

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Experienced bilingual Spanish teacher

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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Vanessa has over 10 years of teaching experience. She teaches the levels from A1 until C1. She cannot only teach you the language but also educate you on the relevant cultural topics related to the Spanish language. Furthermore, she will also be able to help you with industry specific vocabulary if necessary. Her lessons are completely adjusted to you and your needs.

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

Vanessa A. Vanessa A. ES

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Hello!
I believe learning should be fun and interactive!

I would love to help you in any way I can, to improve your knowledge of English.
I love making beginners feel comfortable, and developing conversations or grammar with those who are more experienced in English!
I am very used to teaching children whose second language is English.

I love teaching and watching children come alive with individual attention, and tailoring my teaching style to their personalities. I enjoy being animated with my students!
I am comfortable teaching children and adults.
I am a South African and have a Business degree. I worked in Finance and Marketing for 7 years for Volkswagen South Africa.
I am extroverted and I love people!
I have homeschooled my children from the 2nd grade through to the 7th grade.
I have taught Life Skills to 8 year olds at a Primary School for three years.
Currently, I tutor 1st and 2nd graders at a school where the children are learning in English as a SECOND language.
I believe my personality, teaching experience and work ethic make me a great teacher!
Best Regards
Christine Rafferty

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Cristina it's very funny and smilimg Person! Her english Is clear! Very good lesson with her! Thanks Cristina!!

Christine R. Christine R.

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Recently, the health situation has prompted me to leave my home country and start a professional retraining. Passionate about English since childhood, I chose to do the TEFL Course to be able to teach the language. Having just graduated with distinction, I would now like to move on to the next step of my apprenticeship : Teaching.

My first lessons will be based on the PPP method or Presentation-Practice-Production. This method consists, first of all, in presenting or having people guess the target language before giving learners the opportunity to practice it through controlled activities. During the last step of the lesson, students have the opportunity to produce the language in freer activities.

I will try, as much as possible, to give my students a way to discover the target language for themselves, based on their existing knowledge. Also, since the practice of a foreign language requires oral comprehension, my lessons will be entirely given in English.

My classes are open to everyone!

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4/5

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4.6/5

Clément is a new teacher and is eager to help you learn English. He specializes in teaching the levels A1 until B2. He is patient and structures his class according to the PPP (Presentation, Practice, Production) Method. You are guaranteed to learn a lot from him!

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

Clément F. Clément F. FR

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My name is Julija Mihalova. I’m an enthusiastic Russian language tutor with over 12 years experience. I have a degree in Translation. I also have a certificate from Moskou University to teach Russian as a foreign language.

These individualized lessons will help you achieve the necessary level of Russian in the shortest possible time.

I will be happy to help you :
· learn Russian vocabulary for everyday life and traveling
· learn Russian for professional purposes, the broader job opportunities
· reach the A1/A2/B1/B2/C1 level Russian of the Common European Framework
· if you are someone who is curious about a different culture; OR wants to keep your brain active and fit by giving it an excellent workout.

As your tutor, I will focus on your preferences and provide you with an individualized learning program.

Regardless of the level at which you start, you will be able to communicate in Russian from the very first lesson. I will help you to understand grammar and reading; to enrich your vocabulary, speaking and listening skills through life communication fun games; and will provide activities to help the lessons ‘stick’.

The materials of each lesson will be provided in a visual, easy to perceive, form.

I am a friendly, professional and committed tutor and you will be assisted and supported as you progress along your individual learning curve.

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5/5

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4.8/5

Julija has over more than 20 years of teaching experience. She teaches to all ages and levels from A1 to C2. She has lots of interactive learning materials. You'll surely feel comfortable in her classes!

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

Julija M. Julija M. LV

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5/5

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I’m French, currently living in the Netherlands.

I lived in Paris for almost twenty years, and I know very well my country (and of course my language, French, my mother tongue). I taught French for two years in Spain, conversation class about culture essentially.

In Paris, I was Spanish teacher, I have the Agregation degree which is the highest degree for teaching in France, I'm bilingual. I've participated too in several editorial projects about Spanish teaching and DELE preparation. 

I have a Spanish Studies Master and I'm currently doing a research about the Spanish and Sefardi Judaism. 

I have a French as foreign language and a Religious Studies Masters too. 

I enjoy sharing what I know. I’m a very eclectic person and curious about everything. To give you an idea, my interest (and sometimes hobbies) are: philosophy, spirituality and religions in general, meditation, psychology and psychoanalysis, history, geography, literature, writing (in particular creative writing, and I’m used to write everyday), art (painting, photography), sciences (vulgarisation level) and cultural matters in general. I travel a lot (as a backpacker), sometimes by foot, and the places I know well are France, the Netherlands, Italy and Serbia.

One of my qualities is my capacity of adaptation, I enjoy preparing documents to help the student to acquire autonomy, but I love speaking too, and it’s the best way to learn a language.

I'm waiting for your message, please when contact me, explain quickly who you are, why you want to study French and what you are looking for exactly.

See you soon.

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5/5

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4.5/5

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4.9/5

Rosa is an excellent teacher, clear in explanations, attentive to the student's goals, with a vast culture that enriches the conversation in the language.

Translated by Google Translate

Rosa  C. Rosa C. FR

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German

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Chris has over 10 years of teaching experience. He teaches business German among other things. He is very patient and has lots of useful learning materials.

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

Chris K. Chris K. PL

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5/5

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Do you want to learn a new language?
Do you want to be able to communicate in Greek or in English in real-life settings or to conduct business?
Do you need help preparing for school?
Do you need help with homework or revision for upcoming exams?
Do you need help preparing for a language exam?

If the answer is `YES` to any of the above questions then contact me for a friendly chat.

Greek as a Foreign Language (Beginner to Advanced)
Children, Young and Adult Learners
Preparation for the GCSE Greek and CEFR exams
Conversational Greek
Business Greek
Professional Greek

English as a Foreign Language (Elementary to Advanced)
All age groups
Conversational English
Exam Preparation including IELTS, FCE, and CAE
ESOL English
Science English
Business English

A CELTA certified English Language Teacher and a native Greek; dynamic and results-orientated with long tutoring experience, a strong background in sciences and languages. I am currently completing an M.Ed degree in teaching English as a Foreign/International language.
Trustworthy and approachable with strong rapport skills.
Experienced in working with children, young learners, and adults across various educational settings.

A strong talent to develop and implement creative, hands-on learning that reaches every student`s learning style and ability, whilst empowering students to succeed and reach their individual goals. Every lesson is tailored to the needs of the student. The use of specific handbooks is determined by each student`s desires and needs. Any extra material when needed will be provided by the teacher.

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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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Katerina has lots of teaching experience. She teaches to all age ranges, from children to adults. She teaches to groups but also to individuals. Furthermore, she is very patient and eager to help you learn a new language.

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

Katerina Y. Katerina Y. GR

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5/5

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5/5

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- Learn with a native English speaker: MA in Special Needs, PGCE, CELTA
- Advance essential skills: speaking, reading, listening comprehension, writing
- Prepare for TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, exam with confidence
- Homework assistance for primary and secondary students in bilingual schools
- Well-prepared lessons with abundant teaching resources
- Personalised strategy ans structured lessons
- Helpful suggestions for practicing at home
- Choose a lesson package that works for you
- Please indicate your city/country/time zone in your lesson request

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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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5/5
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Kiranjit has over 10 years of teaching experience. She has experience in preparing several English exams like the IELTS. She has teaches to all ages and levels (A1-C2). Furthermore, she has lots of useful learning materials.

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

Kiranjit K. Kiranjit K. SG

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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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I hace an advanced certificate of Cambridge and a TEFL certificate. I am an enthusiastic, creative, dynamic and easy going person looking to meet students of all ages and nationalities. I tailor my classes to students needs and interests. I always introduce new kind of activities to my lessons in order to keep these entertaining.

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4/5

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4/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
4.6/5

Hanke has taught to all ages. She also has experience in helping you prepare for potential exams. Furthermore, she has lots of learning materials for all levels. She is kind, and you will surely feel comfortable in her class!

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

Hanke D. Hanke D. AR

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4/5

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4/5

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5/5

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5/5

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4.6/5

My way of teaching is based on my over 30 years of experience. After spending many years providing my students with a lot of grammar rules I decided to start providing them with the necessary tools that support them in breaking down both linguistic and psychological barriers, improving their confidence, building the correct communication code of the language thus lowering frustration and increasing motivation.

My students are happy with such method as they enjoy each and every lesson and never feel under pressure.

I want English to be learnt naturally with the right commitment but with no frustration.

I love my job and I am totally committed to what I do, while continuously working on new material and on finding the best way to keep my students engaged.

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5/5

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Patricia has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is very passionate about her job and is eager to help you study. She is very kind and patient. Furthermore, she has written her own English book and teaches very interactive classes.

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

Patricia ann W. Patricia ann W. GB

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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