My approach to English teaching is to be friendly and approachable but very professional. I think itis important to understand and connect with my students, in order to teach them well. For example before working as a teacher in Incheon, South Korea, I read about modern Korea in ‘Korea’s Place in the Sun, A Modern History’ (Bruce Cummings). I like to ask my students what they want from my English lessons: do they want grammar, speaking practice, British culture or all three. I plan my lessons in advance in consultation with my director and colleagues. I implement the teaching and classroom management techniques that I learnt during my CELTA course at Bromley College. I enjoy teaching immensely. I try remain knowledgeable about all aspects of British life, by listening to BBC Radio 4 programmes. I read Pearson’s online ELT (English as a Foreign Language) bulletin, and essays and articles on EFL published by the British Council and the Times Educational Supplement.
|Manchester University||Modern History with Economics||BA Honours|
|Cambridge University||ESOL English as a Foreign Language||CELTA|
|Open University||Social History||Postgraduate Qualification|
I am a CELTA-qualified ESOL (Cambridge ESOL, Level 4) teacher with six years of experience in the UK, South Korea, the Czech Republic and Poland. I have taught English as a Foreign Language in schools, to professionals and to refugees. I have considerable experience of teaching English to children. Observation, continuing professional development and teacher appraisal have been regular feature of my career. I have French and Mathematics A level. In addition, I am an experienced book supplier to libraries, schools, bookshops and private customers, through my business, Grantha Neer. Grantha Neer supplies books from and about India and Bangladesh. I am also a successful interpreter and translator. Prior to teaching English as a Foreign Language, I worked as a market researcher. My work included extensive telephone research on behalf of computer manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, and conducting opinion polls as well.