English Classes Online and In Person
I provide English classes online and in person.
In this article I will explain these two different options.
First You the English Language Student
Firstly, I am interested in understanding you.
I am interested to understand your reasons for studying English.
It may be that you find English a little difficult and you need a little help and support.
This could be because if you can improve your English you can get a better job.
Another important point is that with better English you can have better control and understanding.
For example, communicating with your doctor and dentist.
Perhaps having a better understanding of rent and employment contracts.
Thus, one way or another having good English is important to you.
Online English Classes
The option of online classes is provided anywhere in the world.
You need an Internet connection and Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp.
For these classes I use two screens.
You can see me on the main computer screen.
The second screen is useful to show written information.
It works a little like a white board.
We can also open chat in case we need to write something
In Person English Classes
If you prefer in person classes that is also perfectly possible.
I live in England in the region of Buckinghamshire.
Therefore, I teach in person classes in Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Berkshire in addition, of course to my own region of Buckinghamshire.
English classes preparation
If you do not like to prepare in advance that is perfectly alright.
You may prefer to be spontaneous.
However, if you find class preparation helpful, I can suggest some ideas.
You might be surprised at just how many things can be used.
I will discuss a few here.
Text books and other published language learning aids.
My personal opinion is that text books are very good indeed.
The authors are usually very experienced English as a Foreign Language teachers.
They have great passion for this subject.
Furthermore, they have extensive experience and are self- critical.
This translates into very useful publications.
Popular English Language Books include
Outcomes Upper Intermediate
Language on every – day objects
Sometimes when we study English, we forget that we are experiencing English on every day objects.
Have a look around the bathroom and kitchen.
Do you understand the text printed on all items?
Maybe you do not need to or then again maybe you do.
Teaching under Covid
If it is legal for us to meet face to face, we must always do this in a very safe environment.
Most importantly, we will use an open place with social distancing.
Although we will need to wear face coverings, we will still be able to speak and listen perfectly.
Most students who contact me are very serious.
They need to reach English levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 etc.
Naturally if you do not need to focus on these levels, I am still very happy to help you.
My classes are for everyone.
Feedback from English class students
I knew when I gained a place at university in Britain that I had the required English language level.
However, I was not confident in all situations.
My English was academic, not natural.
With your focussed help I now think naturally in English.
The Teaching Method
Most students feel most happy to use a book for the English classes.
In this respect the following English language book is very popular:
English For Everyone Course Book
With free online audio
Published by www.dk.com
You can find this book typically at W H Smiths.
If you have a different book please tell me.
My English teaching qualifications and experience
My academic qualifications are:
B.A. Humanities (Hons.), London
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Cambridge
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Certificado de Aptitud Pedagogica), Spain
M.A. Translation and Interpreting, Spain
I have been teaching English for more than 20 years in Spain and England.
My students come from every country.
Therefore, although I know Spanish people very well, I am always very happy to teach students from all countries.
Prices for the classes
The first class online or in person is always free.
Thereafter, I charge £10.00 for 45 minutes online classes and £20.00 for 60 minutes in person classes.
Most students find that 45 minutes online or 60 minutes in person are ideal.
The in- person class is more expensive because it is longer and I have to drive to you.
Getting in touch
I understand that this can be difficult for you.
If you do not speak English it feels difficult to know how to communicate.
Please do not worry.
Perhaps you can send me a very simple e mail.
But if you prefer to telephone that is also perfect.
Please use my contact page to communicate with me.