Shannon, англоязычный преподаватель школы SkyengВсе преподаватели
- Стаж преподавания: 2 года
- Страна: South Africa
- General English
- Speaking English
My name is Shannon. I have an Advanced Certificate in Journalism. I started my professional career as a Content Marketer and Social Media Community Manager. However, after almost two years in the Digital Marketing Industry, I developed a strong desire to teach English to foreigners. I resigned from my job, completed an excellent TEFL course and began my new life in the EFL/ESL industry.
I have been teaching English to adults since February 2015 and I have loved every second of it. I have taught across all language levels. I have experience in teaching adults from 18 years old to around 40 years old. I have also successfully prepared students for the IELTS and TOEFL exams.
While I have not taught abroad, I have taught students from all around the world — so it's like the world has come to me. I love learning about different cultures. There is nothing better than exchanging cultures and learning about the world through people. Humans are fascinating and I absolutely love talking to all sorts of people.
I live by the philosophy that the student's talking-time should always be maximised. The reason for this is because it's through the student's use of the language that the teacher can listen out for the errors and can help the student fix these errors. I find it criminal when teachers do all the talking and don't give their students a chance to practice with the language. A student-centred environment is extremely important. I get very excited knowing that I can help someone achieve their goals by teaching them English.
When it comes to teaching, I make sure that my lessons are fun and enjoyable. I love talking about all sorts of topics because this is the best way for students to get exposure to the English language. I believe that the only way to ensure progress is to cater to the needs of the student and that can only happen when the teacher truly listens and pays attention.
When I am not teaching, I love socialising, cooking, hiking, doing arts and crafts, creating abstract art, researching and listening to music.
I look forward to seeing you in the classroom and cannot wait to help you achieve your goals! There is lots to learn.
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