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American English: natural conversation and topic discussion

I’m a former journalist turned business executive seeking students who want to strengthen their English speaking skills. This is not an academic class, but rather a topic based discussion. I’m well versed in current events, business and tech trends, pop culture, and politics - but we can discuss whatever interests you in such a way that you gain confidence in natural, casual speech. I’m from New York, but based in Asia for more than a decade, so I’m told my accent is very neutral and easy to understand. This isn’t a class for perfect grammar or passing a test - it’s to learn how to speak more like a native when you interact with English speakers or travel abroad. Let’s have fun and learn at the same time!

Extra information

Come with some discussion topics in mind - something you saw in the news or read in the paper (domestic or international), a new album you're interested in understanding the lyrics to, a cultural conflict at home or the office that you're trying to figure out - whatever you're most interested in on that day!

Location

At teacher's location: Ebisu, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan

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General info

Skills:

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

Age:

Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

30 minutes
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

American businessman in my mid-30s living and working in Asia for more than a decade (Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines). I began my career as journalist covering medicine and science, then foreign policy, and finally technology. I eventually moved into finance, working as a venture capitalist investing in tech startups in Southeast Asia. I'm currently working in the digital finance space, splitting my time between Tokyo and Southeast Asia. I taught business English to supplement my salary when I was a junior reporter, but now I just want to meet interesting people and help them build confidence in natural English conversation!

Education

La Salle University, B.A.

American businessman in my mid-30s living and working in Asia for more than a decade (Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines). I began my career as journalist covering medicine and science, then foreign policy, and finally technology. I eventually moved into finance, working as a venture capitalist investing in tech startups in Southeast Asia. I'm currently working in the digital finance space, splitting my time between Tokyo and Southeast Asia. I taught business English to supplement my salary when I was a junior reporter, but now I just want to meet interesting people and help them build confidence in natural English conversation!

Experience / Qualifications

See below!

American businessman in my mid-30s living and working in Asia for more than a decade (Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines). I began my career as journalist covering medicine and science, then foreign policy, and finally technology. I eventually moved into finance, working as a venture capitalist investing in tech startups in Southeast Asia. I'm currently working in the digital finance space, splitting my time between Tokyo and Southeast Asia. I taught business English to supplement my salary when I was a junior reporter, but now I just want to meet interesting people and help them build confidence in natural English conversation!

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