I am a very curious person who loves languages, travelling and getting immersed into different cultures. My quest to develop my cultural awareness and gain insights into some of the many languages around the world has taken me to numerous places. Notably, I have spent time working and living in Germany, Ireland, and Luxembourg.
I am a sociable and friendly person who is always ready to help. This is also why I love teaching; I believe that with the right approach and attitude anyone can become confident in a foreign language.
I enjoy a good cup of coffee and writing blogs about languages.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Interlinguistic Communication, and a Master’s Degree in Language Translation (Slovenian, English, German).
I have over 5 years of experience as a language teacher – in language schools and privately. My students are of different knowledge levels, of all ages and various backgrounds: children, high school/university students, adults (general and business-oriented), and pensioners.
My classes are individual as well as group based providing me with good insights into effective teaching techniques I can use. I provide lessons face to face (in a standard classroom, workplace or at home) and online via Skype.
In the past I have spent time both interpreting and translating. During my time living in Luxembourg I worked for the EU as a professional translator. I also worked as a consecutive and simultaneous interpreter at an international conference.
During my years of teaching I have adopted a tailor-made approach which focuses specifically on individual client’s needs. I believe that my students develop their best potential when the lessons are interesting and relatable. I customize my lessons to satisfy a student’s topic of interest and their needs, e.g. e-cars, chemistry and biology exams, farming, sales etc.
A key aspect of this approach is teaching students how to absorb knowledge from their surroundings and build on the information that they have been taught in our lessons. I have found that students who learn through topics of interest are more likely to practice in their surroundings and achieve self-confidence at a faster rate.
All this has proven to be extremely efficient and without a doubt is also successful with online classes.
I guarantee a professional attitude, efficiency, and commitment to all of my students. I am always encouraging and happy to be a mentor, not just a language teacher.