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English for Business or Academic Purposes (CEFR B1-C1)

Intercultural awareness and communications are key when venturing into the world of international business or academia. Would you like to feel more secure about your English skills at work or university? As a certified teacher, linguist and published author and editor of teaching materials I understand and can teach you how to strike the right tone in different contexts.

These lessons are meant for intermediate (B1) to expert (C2) English learners. Depending on your language level, we can focus on language skills, customs and cultural conventions for specific purposes, such as:
- job interviews,
- (academic or business) presentation skills, and
- business writing (correspondence, reports, minutes) or academic writing

As a freelancer author and editor, I have developed course material for university students seeking to improve their academic and business English. Let me know what your specific goals are, so I can tailor my content to your needs.

Extra information

Ich spreche auch Deutsch

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School
Age:
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Dutch, German

About Me

My heart is not just in teaching, but in all aspects of education. Over the last 8 years I have worked as a (private) language teacher, test developer, textbook author and editor, and e-learning author. I have taught beginners to advanced learners, teenagers and adults. As a teacher, I enjoy combining the knowledge and skills I have acquired to create learning plans and content for students.

I teach general language skills (speaking, reading, listening, writing, grammar, pronunciation), test preparation, and business and academic language skills. In addition, I can proofread your writing.

My lessons are very student driven; the content of our lessons will depend on what you wish to achieve. I tailor my lessons and homework to your goals and interests to make your language learning experience not only a success, but more importantly, enjoyable and motivating.

I see language use as a tool, not a goal in itself. I use media and materials about your topics of interest to practice a specific language topic. During online lessons, I will write down vocab and grammar notes and tips for you to review after class. For homework assignments, I like to use podcasts, videos, articles, and recipes that we can discuss in class.

Education

MSc Digital Humanities, KU Leuven, Belgium
MA Applied Linguistics - TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), University of Groningen, the Netherlands
BA English Language and Culture, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Experience / Qualifications

2021 - present: Dutch and English Teacher
07/2019 - 06/2020: English for Business and Academic Purposes e-learning course developer
02/2016 - 06/2019: Author and Editor of print and blended education materials
08/2015 - 02/2016: IB English Teacher
09/2012 - 09/2016: Private Teacher of English, Dutch and French
---- Ich spreche auch Deutsch --- I am a professional language teacher and published author and editor of teaching materials with more than eight years of experience in education. My background is in English (BA), Language Acquisition and Teaching (MA) and Educational Technology (MSc). Over the years, I have gained valuable experiences teaching teenagers and adults in-class at international and bilingual schools and privately, both on-site and online. Additionally, I have contributed to textbooks and e-learning courses for different audiences, from beginners to university students. I offer Dutch language classes for all levels and purposes (general language acquisition, test preparation, business or academic language use). My lessons are very student driven; the content of our lessons will depend on what you wish to achieve. I tailor my lessons and homework to your goals and interests to make your language learning experience not only a success, but more importantly, enjoyable and motivating. I see language use as a tool, not a goal in itself. I will use media and materials about your topics of interest to practice a specific language topic. Contact me for more information.

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Availability of a typical week

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