Sofia Shefer : English

Sofia Shefer
Subject : English
Native : English
Italy
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Hello, my name is Sofia Shefer and I'm 40 years old and currently living in Italy. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since September 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, French, Italian, Russian. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I have been teaching English for more than 15 years and I absolutely love it! Being a passionate language learner myself, I know very well the difficulties students have to face while practicing a new language and the ways to overcome them. During my teaching career I’ve helped a lot of people to change their life, to reach their goals, to get promoted, to pass exams and get enrolled to a foreign university, to travel or relocate to another country. Knowing foreign language opens up new opportunities for everyone, and I am happy to play my role in this creative process!

Qualifications & Experience

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

English Language Teaching: General English (all levels), Cambridge tests preparation: IELTS, FCE, CAE, KET, PET, BEC; Business English and Communication for different industries: English for Diplomats and Public Service Officials, Energy Oil & Gas Industry, Sales and Marketing, Business Negotiations, International Relations, Medical workers, TV and Broadcasting; Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

WORK EXPERIENCE

01/2015 – Present

English Language Instructor, RAI – Radiotelevisione Italiana SPA, Rome, Italy.

Teach Business English and General English of different levels (beginner – advanced) to RAI, RAI Com, RAI Way top managers and staff.

10/2014 – 08/2016

English Language Instructor, Liceo Cavour, Rome, Italy.

Taught groups of young learners IELTS, FCE and PET Cambridge tests preparation courses; conducted students placement tests, performance evaluations; kept up to date students reports.

12/2012-12/2014

English Language Instructor, BKC International House, Moscow, Russia.

Taught groups of adults and teenagers in groups, one-on-one, and via Skype; levels taught: from beginner to advanced. Courses taught: General English, Business English; IELTS, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, BEC exam preparation.

2000-2012

English Language Teacher, Freelance.

1994-2000

Travel and Events Coordinator, U. S. Embassy, Moscow.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

2011 CELTA certificate, International House, Barcelona, Spain

2008 Istituto Dante Alighieri, Rome, Italy - Italian language course (Advanced);

2007 Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Course – FSI, Washington D. C., USA

1992 University degree in teaching

Teaching Approach

I base my lessons on the communicative method. The program is tailored for each student individually according to the student’s needs and goals.


     

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