How We Work ?
Individual or Groups ?
We’re English teachers who have worked face to face in the classroom, with small groups and one to one. Since the pandemic, we have adapted to the demands of learning english online. We know what works, what doesn’t and have adapted our methods and materials to ensure that whatever your goals, you succeed in English.
We are also available to work with you face to face in Marseille, France and the surrounding areas.
Preparation for Cambridge English tests as well as TOEFL and TOEIC.
Level test in reading, writing, speaking and listening to assess strengths and weaknesses. Assess which parts of the exam are most challenging then focus on these.
Knowing how much work you will need to do in order to achieve the desired score and succeed with the exam we can then plan a programme of English study.
Support materials are used from Oxford / Cambridge University Press and others which are proven to work so that you will succeed and achieve the score you need in your English test.
I have several proven methods which are not in the books to help you succeed in achieving the result you need in your English test.
These involve time management, reading methods, organizing how to approach each section of the English test.
We use English language speaking and vocabulary board and card games which adapt well to working online, such as Sussed, DIXIT and Word on the Street. These are especially popular with younger students and are a great way to get you speaking English in a relaxed and fun way while building your English vocabulary. There’s greater scope for using games in face to face lessons for example the ‘Jeopardy’ quiz game is a superb way to teach specific English vocabulary for professional purposes.
First session is free and without obligation. By listening to you speaking English and giving you an English test we can assess the specific skills that you most need to develop – English reading, English writing, English speaking or English. We can identify areas of English grammar where you have difficulty and find out where you need to improve your English grammar so that you can express what you need to accurately. We can identify your goals using the CEF (Common European Framework) for language learning. Together we determine your current level (A1 – C2) and devise a strategy and timescale so that you reach your desired English level.
For people wanting to reach a specified level for example moving from A2 to B1 or B2, we’ll use a coursebook such as English Result, Business Result, Business Benchmark, Face 2 Face. For teenagers we use Interactive or Engage as well as resources from Scholastic. For these sessions, 90 minutes is the optimum time and we offer blocks of 3 X 90 minutes.
MAINTENANCE AND PRACTICE
Maintenance and Practice
We will get you speaking English and keep you speaking and improving your English through stimulating topics, interesting activities and actively listening. English pronunciation and intonation is often neglected, affecting confidence. Online you can go at your pace without embarrassment and you can master the particular English sounds you find most challenging.
We have experience with all nationalities and especially Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic and Chinese speakers.
Ask us and if we can, we will help. We can help prepare CV’s for the anglophone jobs market, presentations in English for academic as well as business purposes, preparation for interviews in English. Together we can make a plan and a timescale that works for you to achieve your specific English speaking objective.