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Hello! Hola! !مرحبا Γειά σου! I'm Colette, a native English speaker and TESOL qualified teacher with over two years experience. I have a degree in English Literature and Sociology from the University of Leeds and before I was a teacher I worked as a journalist. I speak intermediate level Spanish and now I'm learning Arabic and Greek. I'm from the UK but live in Thessaloniki in Greece. avaliable
In less than two years I have taught a huge diversity of students from around the world with many different abilities. I have taught in refugee camps in Greece, where my students were predominantly from Arabic and Farsi speaking countries. So if you can't speak a word of English and don't know the latin alphabet, don't worry, I have plenty of experience teaching complete beginners.
I have also taught exam preparation for the IELTS, Cambridge, Trinity and Michigan exams. I have taught teenagers, to business English to conversation classes. Anything you are looking for I can create a unique learning package just for you. I will identify your problem areas, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, speaking, listening, reading or writing and then create learning materials that target your needs.
I can also help you with accent reduction and proof reading of essays and papers.
My classes are fun, engaging, practical and inspiring! I always bring my enthusiasm for English into the classroom which is infectious, in no time you'll be chatting away, writing elegant pieces of English prose or maybe even reading Shakespeare!
So get in touch and book a trial lesson today! I look forward to meeting you.
I taught a range of classes from literacy (below A1) to B2 in Nea Kavala refugee camp. My students were mixed groups of different nationalities. In addition I was Education and Field coordinator. As Education coordinator I ran and organised all the English classes, including teaching new teachers. As Field Coordinator my main responsibility was to ensure safety for all volunteers in the camp, organise timetables, facilitate meetings and ensure codes of conducts are being met and implemented
2018 - 2018
TEFL International Seville - Seville, Spain
After completing my TEFL course I was hired immediately by TEFL International Seville. I taught a range of different classes, from exam preparation to business English to top regional managers and teenagers. I also taught TEFL trainees coming into the program to get qualification.
2013 - 2017
EQ Life Magazine - Norwich, UK
EQ Life magazine is a regional Equestrian magazine for the East of England. I wrote, planned and created original editorial stories. I always met strict deadlines with high standards of work. I attended international events, representing the publication and interviewing Olympic athletes. I was required to delegate to colleagues, organise photographers and liaise with the graphic design team, all of which required great punctuality, administrative skill and organisation.
2020 - 2020
Teaching for Success Engaging with pronunciation – techniques and activities
Focus on producing original creative lesson plans and materials. Making engaging, fun and productive classes for all ages. Exam prep, young learners and business English classes were also included in the course
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