Hi! My name is Marius and I am from South Africa. I have a level 6 certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and I have acquired further English teaching certificates from Cambridge International Examinations and Oxford University Press through teacher training and development courses. I have a degree in Marketing Management and I am currently working towards my second degree in a bachelor of Science in Life Sciences while pursuing my other passion for teaching English.
I have been teaching English professionally for more than five years and I have taught a variety of students with various capabilities from beginner to advanced. I began my English teaching career in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where I started out teaching in reputable language centres, then finally moving on to teach at well recognized international schools in the city. After three and a half years in Vietnam, I moved to Santiago, Chile and continued to teach for a further one and a half years. In Chile, I taught a variety of professionals looking to learn and improve their English language skills. Over the years, I have developed my English teaching skills by incorporating cutting-edge technology during lessons, as well as, designing and implementing lesson plans that are engaging and adapted to student's needs.
I have been fortunate enough to live in and travel to many non-native English speaking countries, so I know the difficulties that come with learning a new language. Practicing a language through conversation is of vital importance, however, incorporating the conversation through a well-designed lesson plan adapted to students needs is just as important. I want to help you gain confidence, and see you progress your English language skills as you practice and learn more about the English language while also having fun! The benefits of learning and practising English are endless, from career advancement to travelling and meeting new and interesting people.
Please contact me if you have any questions or specific goals you would like to meet, or if you would like to have a conversation and practice and develop the skills you already possess. Learning a new language is a journey, not a sprint and I look forward to going on the journey with you.
University of South Africa (UNISA) - Pretoria, South Africa
Botany, Zoology, and Geography
2008 - 2011
Bcom Marketing Management
Nelson Mandela University - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2015 - 2016
English Interactive, The Language Company (TLC) - Santiago, Chile
Taught English to students of various capabilities, from beginner to advanced. Developed and executed innovative lesson plans that adapted to the students’ needs.
2012 - 2015
English and Science Teacher
Vietnamese Australia International School (VAS), Australia International School (AIS) - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Taught the Science and English Cambridge curriculum to primary students, emphasizing elements of the English language throughout.
2012 - 2014
Vietnamese American Vocational Training College (VATC), Vietnam USA Society (VUS), Universal Education Center (UEC) - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Taught the TOEFL course to prepare students for taking the TOEFL iBT test. Taught various age groups and skill levels English. Utilized cutting-edge teaching methodologies to foster a creative and dynamic learning environment.
2013 - 2013
Principles and Practices in Teaching Young Learners
Oxford University Press - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Methodology behind teaching primary and high school learners English
2012 - 2012
Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge University - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Methodology for preparing students for the Cambridge English examinations
2011 - 2012
Level 6 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language