Hello! My name is Jeffrey McFadden. My students normally call me "Jeffrey". I am an English professor. I have taught English for the past five years. I have taught English in South America, Thailand and China. I most recently completed a year teaching at a large Chinese university. I have also taught in the public school system in Thailand as well as a large language school in Cuenca, Ecuador.
I enjoy teaching and my students enjoy my classes. I was born and raised in the United States and spent most of my time living and working in Southern California. In 2011, I moved to Cuenca, Ecuador, and now consider it to be my home. I travel back to the United States on occasion to visit family and friends. After a year in China, it is good to be back home! I will be teaching at a large language school here in Ecuador starting in mid-September.
Over the years, I have done many interesting things including: flying airplanes, sailing boats on the ocean, sky-diving, underwater diving, and traveling to many countries around the world. In my free time I enjoy reading, studying a variety of subjects, walking along the beautiful river close to my home, and spending time with my family and friends.
I have the following degrees: A.A.S., B.S., J.D., And LL.M. Put another way, I have associate, baccalaureate, doctorate and post doctorate degrees. I am a licensed attorney in the United States and I practiced law there for many years. I am certified to teach English by TESL, TEFL, and TESOL. I am also certified to teach business English as well as TOEFL and IELTS preparation.
I taught business law at the the university level in the United States. I was also a featured speaker and instructor at many professional seminars and conferences in the United States.
I have taught English for the past five years. I have taught in South America, Thailand, and China. I also tutor students from around the world.
I work hard to provide a challenging environment where my students not only learn to listen and speak English, but also to 'think' in English. Too often, students have learned how to speak English by repeated recitation. This is particularly true when giving a speech or writing something and then reading it. To be sure, these activities have there place in the learning process, but to really learn a language well, a student must be challenged to think beyond the words and phrases they already know and to expand their ability to effectively utilize the English language.
I use this method in my classrooms and in my tutoring sessions and I have found that my students enjoy it and feel like they are making solid progress toward their goal of mastering the English language.
We studied short time. But he was very helpfull.