Hi everyone! My name is Louise, I'm from Ireland and am currently living in Medellin, Colombia. I've been teaching English for as a foreign language for over a year both in Ireland and Colombia.
I love my job and I am a very patient and dedicated teacher who is passionate about helping my students reach their goals. I really enjoy getting to know my students and I continually look for new ways to help them improve.
I'm CELTA qualified to teach English as a foreign language and have taught every level of English from basic to advanced, in a variety of group sizes and individual classes.
My classes are very interactive and welcoming. I love teaching and am very flexible in my approach, adapting the class to meet the needs and interests of individual students. Whatever those needs may be I always strive to make my classes interesting and enjoyable.
I hope to hear from you soon!
Position involves teaching groups of adults and individual students from A1 to C1 level.. Tailoring lessons and materials according to analysis of student needs and learner styles to create dynamic and enjoyable lessons. Evaluating student performances for level assessment. Marking exams and giving feedback Attend monthly training sessions for teacher development.
2016 - 2016
University of Antioquia - Medellin, Colombia
Giving conversation classes with a cultural exchange focus to groups of teenagers and adults.
2016 - 2016
English Teacher and Activity leader
Emerald Cultural Institute - Dublin, Ireland
Teaching English at a residential summer school to groups of 15 students age 13 - 18. Leading activities for students after class and at weekends, interacting with learners outside a classroom setting.
2015 - 2015
British Council - Guarne, Antioquia, Colombia
Performed a needs analysis of the community and implemented a programme of English classes to meet these needs. Taught beginner, intermediate and advanced classes ranging in size from 1 25 students of mixed ability. Tailored lessons according to research and analysis of student needs, errors and learning styles. Used a variety of resources to create authentic activities and materials.
2010 - 2010
CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
International House Belfast - Belfast
Focused on all aspects of teaching the English language to adults