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Claire

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5:06 AM (GMT-04:00)
Inglese
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Inglese
15
80

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Inglese
Madrelingua
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Francese
C1
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Spagnolo
B2

Su di me

Hey there, I’m Claire from Canada! I am a TESL-Certified English coach with over 4 years of experience, specializing in confidence-building at the intermediate and advanced levels. My love for teaching comes from a genuine love of learning and thirst for connection.

I have a 100-hour TESL Certificate from Oxford Seminars (2013); a Bachelor of Commerce in International Management (2012).

Born and raised in the bilingual city of Montréal, I understand firsthand the beauty of language and the diversity of perspectives learning any language provides. I feel like such perspective and openness are a privilege I have enjoyed my entire life, and one I have chosen to spread. En plus, je parle français (avec un léger accent Québécois) depuis l’âge de quatre ans y siempre trato a mejorar mi español! L’apprentissage d’une nouvelle langue n’est pas facile- nous sommes ensembles dans ce défi! Aprender un nuevo idioma no es cosa facil- somos juntos en este desafio.

Currently I coach small groups and private clients Business English in a professional setting in Montréal. But, I have taught in many different environments (classrooms, community workshops and boardrooms) in Canada and abroad (¡Hola, Mexico!) to students ranging from 12 to 60+. Each of these experiences has helped me develop and refine my own personal style of teaching/coaching.

I believe that learning is best done when you are interested and set specific objectives. I work with you to set objectives and ACHIEVE them! I call my work ‘co-learning’ because both you and I have shared and individual responsibilities when we commit to learning together. We each have work and practice to do off-screen, and this work sets the stage for the richness of our on-screen interaction.

My teaching style is heavily weighted towards conversation, while balancing grammar learning/review and focusing on each student’s specific needs/ difficulties in English as well as their particular interests and functional needs. I want to empower each student to speak with confidence, clarity and passion about what they are truly interested in and what they need to communicate.

It would be my pleasure to meet and learn with you!

Il me fera grand plaisir de vous rencontrer et d'aprendre avec vous!

Me encantería conocerle y a aprender contigo.

Programma

Competenze Didattiche

Principiante Superiore
Intermedio
Intermedio Superiore
Avanzato
Canadian English
Adults (18+)
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

Curriculum

Studi e Formazione

2009 - 2012
Bachelor of Commerce
McGill University - Montréal, QC, Canada
Majored in International Management with a Minor in Environment. Studied Beginner's-Intermediate Spanish

Esperienza Lavorativa

2016
English Language Coach
Anglais Sur Mésure - Montréal, QC, Canada
Provide private and specialized Business English training to professionals in Montréal in private and small group format. Customize lessons according to workplace requirements, students' learning objectives, interests and needs. Focus on conversation (pronunciation, vocabulary, expressions, idioms etc.), supplemented with tacit learning objectives related to grammar and verb tenses.
2015 - 2016
English Conversation Workshop Facilitator
Y des femmes de Montréal- YWCA Montréal - Montréal, QC, Canada
Volunteered to run a weekly conversation workshop of community and belonging for women having recently immigrated to Montréal; planned conversation/discussion themes based on students' interests and grammatical needs, and sensitive to diversity of opinion/culture/religion.
2013 - 2014
English Language Instructor
Global LT - Montréal, QC, Canada
Taught English grammar, spelling, reading, writing and pronunciation one-on-one, twice weekly in student's home; designed conversational and grammatical lessons and exams for an individual adult (High Beginner); catered material to student's specific needs, learning goals and problem areas.
2014 - 2014
English Language Teacher
HELP! Heslington Language Program - Tehuacan, Puebla, México
Planned conversational and grammatical lessons, quizzes, exams and workshops for five different classes (of 10-15 students); taught English grammar, spelling, reading, writing and pronunciation in a classroom environment to High Beginners and Pre-Intermediate teens and adults; marked and graded students' oral presentations, weekly quizzes, midterms and final exams.

Certificazioni

2013 - 2013
100 Hour TESL/TESOL/TEFL Certification
Oxford Seminars - Montréal, QC, Canada
English as a foreign/second language teacher training.

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