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English Language - speaking, listening, reading and writing

I am a CELTA and PGCE qualified teacher specialising in teaching adults of all ages. I have over seven years’ experience teaching English in Germany, the UK, Australia, Macedonia and Japan. In the past I have worked for banking corporations, community centres, language schools and universities.

I base my lessons on you and can adapt lessons to what you require. I have experience working with very low levels of English and literacy through to university level. We can work on conversation and fluency, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, reading or writing.

We can talk together about what you want and how I can help you get there.

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Location

At teacher's location: Museumplein, 1071 Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
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General info

Skills:

English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

I am a CELTA and PGCE qualified teacher specialising in teaching adults of all ages. I have over seven years’ experience teaching English in Germany, the UK, Australia, Macedonia and Japan. In the past I have worked for banking corporations, community centres, language schools and universities.

I base my lessons on you and can adapt lessons to what you require. I have experience working with very low levels of English and literacy through to university level. We can work on conversation and fluency, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, reading or writing.

The first lesson will involve talking together about what you want and how I can help you get there. The course will be structured around your needs and ambitions. I am calm, patient and friendly.

Lessons can also take place in the library in Amsterdam or in café over a coffee.

Education

I have completed a BA in English and Sociology, Bristol, UK

I am currently studying a MA in Adult Learning and Global Change from Linkopings University in Sweden.

Experience / Qualifications

CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
PGCE in Adult ESOL and Literacy - Post Graduate Certificate in Adult English as a Second Language

Reviews (8)

Fay is a great teacher!
Since I have started taking lessons with Fay, my English skills have improved substantially. I gained more confidence to speak English. She is very professional and helps you to feel more confident and comfortable when speaking and listening. Her suggestions really helped me.
My main goal was to improve my pronunciation and fluency in English. After taking some lessons with her I gained more confidence to speak English. Fay helped me to improve my English skills. Her suggestions really helped me to go further. In addition, she is very kind and has a good experience. I highly recommend taking lessons with her.
Fay is a patient, kind and skillful teacher. I strongly recommend her.
We had a really nice lesson, she is a good teacher.
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