My name is Martin, from a very picturesque part of Ireland called County Antrim. I have been a teacher of English since 2007, qualified with the Cambridge CELTA and several DELTA modules. Currently, I am finishing a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and I have several other teaching qualifications relating to class types and ages. I have taught almost thirty different nationalities in language academies in Spain, schools in Colombia and summer camps in England.
My teaching methodology varies from student to student, depending on what the student wants and what they need, and together the student and I determine their needs and wants by doing a needs analysis in the first lesson. However, I always try to include some pronunciation work to help with accent reduction and facilitating clear speech as well as helping the student's comprehension when listening to spoken English. I also try to include some grammar and especially new vocabulary through reading and listening exercises.
The most important aspect of my methodology however, is that I encourage the student to enjoy the process of learning, and not to focus too much on the final product of complete fluency. The student probably speaks quite well already and just needs a helping hand from a friendly, patient and well-organised teacher. The road to fluency should be fun, engaging and a journey of exploration and personal development, and I would like to help you with that.
The Giant’s Causeway-A Hidden Irish Treasure.
This is a short article about one of the nicest and most famous landmarks of my locality in Ireland, for those interested in travel. We also have a quick...