Hello! My name is Carline and I'm from the South Africa. I've been teaching English in class and online for five years. Teaching English to non-English speakers is my favourite subject because I like to share my enthusiasm about language learning with my students. So, come and join me in a fun but challenging environment and together we will take your English to the next level.
Studying a new language is exciting because there are always new topics and themes to explore. Though I'm a native English speaker, I learn things every day from my students and surroundings. My home is in Johannesburg, South Africa, so as you can imagine, there are always things going on in this international place. But I also value the online experience and how easy it is to connect with friends, students, and teachers around the world.
I have a TESOL certificate as well as a Banking Service Advice degree, and I've taken graduate-level education courses. Before teaching, I worked for many years in the bank in South Africa.
In addition to tutoring, I also have the valuable experience of being a recent online language student. As I've studied Afrikaans and Zulu, I have gained first-hand knowledge of being a learner! Seeing both the teacher and student perspectives has broadened my point of view and given me an understanding I would not otherwise have. I'm very empathetic with my students because I know how difficult it can be to communicate in another language.
My teaching approach is to advance your English and to do so, we will work as a team. To begin, you will let me know your goals in studying English, then I'll personalize your lessons. Are you studying for school or work? Do you like to travel? Do you have English-speaking friends? Or maybe studying English is a hobby for you.
No matter what your goal, we will make the lessons fun and enjoyable. You will move closer to achieving your objectives in speaking English. My approach to teaching English is to incorporate four pillars - speaking, writing, listening, and reading - into every lesson. The four pillars are the four fundamentals on which the whole learning is based on. By using these pillars, a learner can acquire both the productive and comprehensive skills to speak a language fluently. We will identify your existing strengths and fortify the other areas so that you will become a well-rounded English speaker.
If you have specific goals to meet with your English lessons, we will focus your studies accordingly. Is there a test you’d like to study for? Do you have English-speaking friends? I will personalize your lessons.
My belief is that learning a language should be enjoyable. Gaining new skills and being able to communicate is a marvellous thing! I will try to make your classes fun and interesting. When you are comfortable, the environment is ideal for learning. One-on-one language lessons should be fun and enjoyable.
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