Hello! My name is Robert Stewart and I am from Scotland in the UK. But I now live in the sunny country of Portugal. I am an English teacher and I work in a local language school. I have been in Portugal for over two and a half years and I am also learning Portuguese. I have also lived in London and I also spent some time visiting Malawi in Africa. I am a keen reader and I love a good meal with friends. In Portugal I love spending plenty of time outdoors soaking up the sunshine, either by going to the beach, cycling or walking. Basically when I'm not teaching I love being outdoors!
I have been teaching English for over 3 years now, teaching well over 3000 hours worth of lessons. I currently teach in a language school where I teach a course that takes learners from basic to C1. I also teach the Cambridge First preparation course and the IELTS preparation course also. I have a TEFL certificate and I have just completed the three modules of the TKT Cambridge exam to advance my qualifications. Next year I will also begin the Delta course, a more advanced teaching certification. I have lots of online teaching experience, teaching children and business people with two separate companies. Now I'm keen to develop a little more as a teacher by giving lessons that I prepare.
I have read many books about teaching methods and one thing stands out: There is no one method that guarantees absolute success in language learning. Often a blend of learning techniques is needed to master and become fluent in a language. To that end, I have created a course that will help students acquire all the key skills needed. The course, for now, consists of 10 key lessons. Each lesson comes with a workbook that when added with the other lessons creates a very useful textbook. Each unit contains some key grammar rules, key vocabulary, simple exercises to practice and opportunities to read, write, speak and listen in English. As it's very important to reinforce what the student is learning, after each lesson there are also homework exercises in reading and listening using sample videos and materials that I provide. The student can then send the homework to me to be checked before the next class, allowing extra language practice between lessons. This course will specifically help more advanced beginners and intermediate learners.
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