With 3 years of experience, Annie has had the change to develop her teaching skills in all aspects. She has taught and is familiar with teaching all levels from elementary, pre-intermediate (A1), intermediate (B1), high intermediate (B2), advanced (C1) and proficiency (C2), Cambridge exam preparation (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE), business English and general conversation, along with an introduction to British culture.
In December 2016, Annie qualified as an EFL teacher by completing the CELTA course at CES (Centre of English Studies) in Edinburgh. The CELTA qualification allowed her to enter the field of teaching EFL to learners internationally and the opportunity to help more and more people expand their horizons. The acronym stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and is validated by the Local Examination Union of the University of Cambridge, which establishes the guidelines and criteria for the centres that offer these courses. The entrance sessions during the course were devoted to methodology, language awareness, phonology and lesson preparation. The course also included opportunities to observe qualified teachers and teaching practices on various levels. Teaching practice classes were judged and observed by peers and qualified (DELTA) teachers.
Upon completion, Annie started working at CES in Edinburgh, Scotland. Teaching English quickly became her new passion. Although students came from all over the world, classes were generally dominated by Italian, Spanish, French and German speakers, aged between 12 and 80.
After a couple of years, Annie started teaching at BLS, a private language institute in Seville, Spain. Here she was given the opportunity to teach English for all end-goals, from young learners to proficiency, from the very basics to university level.
Annie’s methodology totally depends on the individual, their goals and desires. During your first meeting, you will get to know Annie, discuss your aims and make a learning plan.You will be asked to complete a placement test to figure what you already know and find out what you can improve. This placement trial involves a speaking interview, writing and multiple choice test.
In the classes, you will be practising all skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing (receptive and productive skills), with a strong focus on pronunciation and phonology to gain fluency. Depending on the student’s objectives, you can be set homework that involves listening, writing, reading and grammar exercises. Every so many classes, she will test your progress, accuracy and fluency on earlier treated material.
Are you looking to gain fluency and accuracy, and reduce your accent? Annie also offers conversation classes. Conversation classes know a variety of approaches, but are always tailored to the student’s wishes.
Book a class or ask for more details.Annie likes to make use of themed classes, in which you are challenged to speak about the things you are not yet super familiar with. During your first meeting, you will get to know Annie, discuss your likes and dislikes, but most importantly that what you are wanting to improve.
These classes know a wide-range of options, think of themes as family and friends, food and cooking, technology, travelling and culture, and loads of more detailed topics. Each topic will be introduced with new and related vocabulary, phrasal verbs, idioms, expressions, etc. The end the class will always be followed up with a last pronunciation practise to ensure your development.
Yoga and English
Through the guided practises, Annie soon discovered that the technique used to teaching yoga is dissimilar to the approach of teaching English, but nevertheless a great combination. Little by little, Annie made way to a new path; developing her own program in which she teaches themed combination classes. Each session unites the aspects of a physical yoga practise, followed by an English conversation class.
During your combination class, you will among others become acquainted with;
Year in – Year out
No need to worry about your experience or level of either yoga or English. All classes can be tailored to all levels and needs.
English for Tourism
This course is especially designed for non-native English speakers that work in tourism, with the aim to create more fluency, accuracy and confidence in English (as their second language). The course focuses on the language used on the work floor to help employees serve their guests in their best possible capacity.
Through EforT, students will become aquatinted with useful and relevant language used in their daily work-life, get to know new language structures, idioms and expression and how to deal with complicated situations.
A quick overview.
Welcoming guests and hotel language
Dealing with complaints
Transport and directions
Events and celebrations
A&E – Medical Care
The class order is interchangeable, and easily adapted to all required levels of English and learning styles.
Cambridge Exam preparation classes are for those wishing to improve their PET, FCE, CAE, or CPE exam skills. All exams include 4 parts; reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Annie can help you getting prepared for each part individually, using exam strategies and especially designed exam preparation exercises. She will make you become acquainted with the exam format, and explain for each part what you are expected to display. These exams can be challenging, as a lot of it is more about understanding the exam, rather than your fluency in English. Next to that, she will make your preparation fun, using her methodology to learn impressive language you can use in your speaking and writing exam.
Business English classes are for those wishing to improve their English language skills for their professional career of studies.
Annie can help you getting prepared for a job interview, writing a CV and cover letter, become acquainted with business vocabulary, commonly used expressions and idioms within your field of expertise and formal writing. During the Business classes, you will speak as much as possible and are constantly challenged to achieve your highest capabilities.
No need to worry about your experience or level of English. All classes can be tailored to all levels and needs.