My name is Lorraine. I am a British native speaking who has been living in Spain for the past 5 years. My career before moving to Spain was as an Office Manager for a large Telecoms company. However, when I moved to Spain I was asked to teach English to children in the local Spanish community so took a TEFL course and an additional specialist certificate to teach young learners. Since this time, I have continued to teach English in the local village to children from 4 years through to 18 years old as well as working online teaching students in Europe and Asia.
My method of teaching is to ensure you feel relaxed and not afraid to make a mistake. I teach many levels with the main focus being on conversation, reading and listening exercises. Pronunciation is important for many learners wanting to improve their conversational skills, so if we have a reading exercise, I will ask you to read, then we will go back over the text, to enable you to hear the correct pronunciation, and we will practice this further.
I have prepared presentations such as News of the Week topics, sometimes unusual not the normal headline news. These will include reading an article and one or more of the following: comprehension questions, synonym matches, videos, phrase matches etc.
I also offer general English and Business courses which include reading, conversation and grammar. These go at your own pace and continue from week to week.
If you need to prepare for a job interview in an English speaking environment let me help you prepare for this. I have many general job interview questions and we can work together to come up with suitable answers to ensure you gain confidence in this type of situation.