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Billy Brick : German
Billy Brick
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  Hello, my name is Billy Brick and I'm 55 years old and currently living in the United Kingdom. I am a native English speaker and teach English, German. I have been an online German teacher with Verbalplanet since September 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, German. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
About me - English

I am Principal Lecturer at Coventry University, UK where I teach English, German and Computer Assisted Language learning.

I have over 20 years of experience of teaching and I have published extensively in the field of Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Qualifications & Experience

BA (Hons), M (Phil) and Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Recent Publications:

Brick, B and Cervi-Wilson, T (2013) A comparative study of Italian learners’ mobile phone usage inside and outside the classroom. [online] available from:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/p3853ngyb94dazq/Short%20Papers.pdf

Brick, B (2013) Evaluating Social Networking Sites (SNSs) for Language Learning: an inquiry-based student project. [online] available from:

http://www.coventry.ac.uk/Global/BES/Active%20Learning/Billy%20Brick.pdf

Brick, B (2012) Geni@l Klick Kursbuch 1 – Deutsch fuer Jugendliche, Funk, H., Koenig, M and Koithan, U. Reviewed in : Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen 45 (29) Spring 2012

Brick, B (2012) DaF Kompakt A1 Kurs- und Übungsbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs Sander, I., Braun, B., Doubek, M., Frater-Vogel, A., Trebesuis-Bensch, U. And Vitale, R. Reviewed in : Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen 46 (n/k) Autumn 2012 [online] available from:

http://www.all-languages.org.uk/publications/journals/deutsch_lehren_und_lernen [11 June 2012]

Orsini-Jones, M., Brick, B. and Pibworth, L. (2013) Practising Language Interaction via Social Networking Sites: the “expert student”’s perspective on personalized language learning in B. Zou (Ed.) Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances. IGI (pp 40-53).

Brick, B. (2012) The Role of Social Networking Sites for Language Learning in UK Higher Education: The Views of Learners and Practitioners. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching. 2 (3) 35-53.

Brick, B. and Corradini, E. (2012) The HumBox: a teaching and learning repository for the humanities. In M., Orsini-Jones and L., Pibworth, (eds) (forthcoming 2012) Language Learning and Teaching: Future Routes Conference Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the VLEs’ Languages User Group‘s Vi Annual Conference and the Routes into Languages West Midland Consortium (Coventry) Conference, Coventry University Languages Centre 16th March 2012. Coventry: Coventry University Press.

Brick, B. (2011) Social Networking Sites and Language Learning. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments. 2 (3) 18-31.

Teaching Approach

I take a communicative approach to language learning. I also attempt to help learners achieve learner autonomy by providing them with the necessary tools to achieve this.

I am able to tailor courses to meet learners' requirements at all levels in both English and German either for general purposes or in more specific contexts such as business or current affairs.

I try to make my classes current, interesting and above all fun.

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