Professional & Academic English with American Instructor and Journalist
*Skype/Zoom available!* I am a native American English speaking instructor, editor, journalist, and legal/policy expert from Florida specializing in instruction, interview and exam prep, consulting and text correction for a wide range of professionals & students across Belgium including in the legal, academic, policy, and other fields. My past & present clients have included: professionals and politicians from all four major EU institutions, the Belgian government, the UNHCR, and various NGOs, alongside diplomats, doctors, journalists, and engineers, as well as a variety of other professions in addition to traditional students..I have had over 50+ repeat students on Apprentus (which recently changed their algorithm to only display the last six months). Approaching from a true native's perspective, I instruct and assist with both educational and business English in a multi-faceted nature covering a wide range of areas including comprehension, conversation, grammar, and situational skills, in addition to working on general language skills and accent training. As well, I can provide extensive help and training with the EPSO, IELTS, and TOEFL exams. I have also written, edited or proofread a variety of academic papers, theses, applications, CVs, and other documents for numerous satisfied academic and professional clients. I have spent my entire childhood and adult life in the United States before completing a master's degree in Political Science and European Politics at KU Leuven. Additionally, I also possess Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and History. I have an extensive knowledge and experience of English grammar and literature, as well as current and past working experience in journalism (Anti-Competition Law and European Policy at the Policy and Regulatory Report) and both European and American politics. I also handle correction of text, editing, proofreading and ghostwriting, with weekly and monthly rates possible. My transportation costs are included.
English: Pronunciation (British or American). NO grammar lessons. Adults only.
I have facilitated workshops and given classes throughout my career all over the world. English pronunciation is essential these days because English is spoken everywhere and all the time. I followed specialized training such as the verb tonal method, Feldenkrais or mental coaching. We are therefore going to work in a slightly different way by combining articulatory techniques, movement, rhythm, intonation, warming up of the jaw and tongue, stretching of the neck, neck and shoulders to arrive to very fast results.
English Conversation Adults, oral expression, grammar, vocabulary, English expressions, phrasal verbs
Bachelor in English / Spanish Translation, I give private English lessons for pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc. by conversation. I taught English to groups of children in private school, teenagers in remediation, then adults in the French Community of Belgium for 15 years. Belgian-American, I am native. I provide didactic material if necessary.
English tutoring / help for homework for teenagers and adults
It is no secret english is not a plus but a requirement to most jobs, especially in a city as cosmopolitan as Brussels. I offer help for students, from secondaire, university or even adults who want to take classes to help improve their english skills for a specific reason (travelling, work, communicating with family...) or just to learn a new language ! I've already taught english to horeca students, to prepare them for exams, which they passed successfully, and I've also translated live from french to english for summits at the Council of EU. I'm currently studying translation in ULB. Whomever you are, let's talk about your needs and figure out together the best way to meet your expectations ! :)
English lessons (speaking or writing) with a British Native Speaker
I am a British native english speaker working in Brussels, looking to help anyone who wants to improve either their spoken or written english in a professional or social context. My goal is to be flexible and focus on exactly what you want to improve, having some experience in privately tutoring English to French and Dutch children before. I have a B2/C1 level certificate in French so if needed the class can be taught in French.
French lessons for professionnal or social needs. Native speaker teacher with a lot of experience in Brussels!
I'm a 33 years old french teacher and I've been living here in Brussels for 11 years, 8 of them as a french teacher. Before that I studied political sciences and had a couple of experiences in public communication. As a teacher, I gave classes in languages centers (such as Berlitz or Semantics), so I worked and continue working in different environments like lawyer cabinets, hospitals, companies or NGO based in Brussels or with people learing french through unemployment programs). But I also give private lessons, like the one we might do together. This brought me to work with different linguistic, cultural and professionnal backgrounds as well as with very different age classes (from 5 to 65). My class is essentially based on improving communication skills, that is to say that I give an advantage to the practice of verbal expression, through simulations (of professional situations, like doing a public presentation or conducting a meeting,...) and conversation (around documents and medias like articles, audiovisual items,...). Nevertheless, when learning or doing the revision of grammar points is needed, I organize grammar items to work on too (the use of the subjonctif, la concordance des temps, how to express hypothesis,...). For that, I use primarly the book Grammaire Progressive du Français but can also use different material (I worked with some product of the editions Alter Ego more centered on workplace oriented needs for example). So my methode is "taylor-made" as I adapt the content around the needs of each students in term of their communication objectives. Don't hesitate to ask me if I forgot to mention anything in this quick profile!
Copy editing and proofreading of documents and manuscripts
I'm a very experienced and highly professional copy-editor and translator. I'm mother tongue English, fluent in Italian, and have a working knowledge of French. I have over 30 years of experience in working with corporate and academic institutions and individual clients globally. I have a proven track record of high-quality publications in economics, psychology, neurology, architecture, and also work closely with fiction and non-fiction writers. All my clients are valuable to me and it's important we establish a friendly, cooperative, professional rapport before, during and after the project
English - learn by doing (from perfecting the language to teaching the basics to upgrading)
In the case of tutoring, I base my lessons on the subject seen by the student by explaining to him in another way with many examples and by making him practice as much as possible. In case of learning the basics, I have set up my own totally interactive method so that the student can practice and during which I speak almost only in English to be close to immersion during the lessons. Do not hesitate to contact me for: - learn the basics - prepare for a test - have support for your lessons - practice the language - ... Whatever your needs, I take a practical and fun approach to English because, in my opinion, it is the best way to learn.
Feel stuck? Let's take your English to the next level
Since I believe that the learning environment is one of the keys to successful language learning, I endeavor to make students feel comfortable and content in my lessons: to ask questions if they are unsure and keep an easy but rewarding pace of learning. Depending on how my students feel they learn English most effectively, I adapt my lessons to use materials that give them the best results possible. For instance, some students find the continuity of a coursebook effective, while others prefer to be more flexible with articles and podcasts. I know from experience that every student is unique.
Private lessons in English - secondary level
As a teacher in upper secondary school, I speak English fluently and have a perfect command of grammar. I propose an individualized pedagogy, an aid to the programming of evaluations and exams. My goal is to advance the student in speaking, writing, listening and reading.
Make it fun! Coach expérimentée, creative & strategic approach allowing you to learn English as if you were in the UK.
Vous parlez anglais mais vous voulez l'améliorer ? Vous parlez un peu et aimeriez parler couramment ? Vous êtes un bon parent qui veut que vos enfants maîtrisent l'espéranto mondial ? Quel que soit votre objectif, je créerai un programme sur mesure pour vous. J'adapte ma méthode à chaque personne en tenant compte de sa façon d'apprendre pour arriver aux meilleurs résultats. Ma technique d'enseignement vous fera comprendre une belle logique de cette langue. Mes exemples, et une manière ludique dans laquelle je les présente, va vous permettre de retenir des mots et des expressions fixes (the idioms). Je ne vous laisserai pas partir avant d'éliminer les fautes de prononciation! Si vous êtes francophone, il y a souvent du travail à faire :) Je suis une grande anglophile, j'ai fait mes études à Londres, je suis très attachée à ce pays. On va écouter la BBC, lire le FT, regarder des extraits de films, et apprendre à prononcer correctement. "Suis francophone" n'est pas une excuse pour faire des fautes de la prononciation! Je vous transmettrai mon amour pour cette langue et pour la culture britannique. Apprendre en parlant est toujours meilleur. Ma méthode est "learning by doing": vous aller parler beaucoup!
English Language & Culture. Conversation With A Native Speaker From Scotland.
I am a communications professional and a published author, poet, screenwriter and songwriter. I have lived and worked in Brussels for twelve years. And before that in Warsaw and Dubai. I am well-traveled, widely read, and an enthusiastic conversationalist. Students may explore their own topics or choose from Business, Communications, Economics, Film & Television, Food & Drink, Humour, Literature, Modern History, Music, Philosophy, or Politics & Governance. An intermediate or advanced level of English is required.
Prolific English Tutorials to enhance Communication and Higher Learning Skills.
As you acquire a new skill or enhance the proficiency of a new language skill, you will be guided in grammar, vocabulary, conversations, dictions and oral articulations to aide you in communicating better with other English speakers worldwide...conversational dates, outdoor excursions & day-day routine exercise can be requested. Test preparations are inclusive! IELTS, TOEFL, General or Academic!
English classes online and/or offline (A1 to B2 levels)
According to the level of expertise of the student (I accept students from A1 to B2 levels), I will guide the classes with the help of a workbook, focusing on the preparation for the Cambridge English Exam. Therefore, my focus extends to all areas of learning from Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening. The methodology will depend on the preferences of each person. English is my second language and I have advanced training from a highly prestigious English School since I was 5 years old. I have a C2 proficient level certificate (CPE). I also have experience in giving private English lessons.
Language courses in Spanish, English and Catalan for all ages
Hola! My name is Laia and I am a student from Spain studying a MA in political science in Brussels. Therefore, my mother tongue is Spanish and Catalan. Moreover, I've had the opportunity to live and study abroad in countries like the United States, Germany and France and I have achieved the C2 level in english (Cambridge title), and the basic levels in French and German. I really like teaching languages since I believe learning idioms is a really useful skill and I can totally adapt to every type of class that the student desires (it can be online or at home, I could focus more on Speaking or the desired area, and I could also teach more than one student at a time). I have taught english to kids before and I really enjoy the experience of seeing people develop an interest for the Spanish/Catalan culture.