I am a CELTA-certified native speaker of American English and I received a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Smith College (Massachusetts, USA).
My experience includes work at several language schools in both Germany and Poland during which I have taught a variety of student populations ranging from teenagers preparing for the TOEFL exam to adults wanting to practice spontaneous conversation.
In Germany, I also taught both general and specialized English to students training to become customs officers.
What to expect:
Conversation practice (with emphasis on American slang and idioms)
Reading practice with discussion
Listening practice with discussion
B.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures from Smith College, 2013
CELTA certificate, 2013
B.A. in English Philology (current course of study)
Where I will travel to:
(If you do not see your neighborhood listed but you live near one of the above, feel free to message me your address and I will confirm whether you are within my travel radius. If you live outside my travel limits, I may still be willing to travel to you but for a slightly higher fee to compensate for the additional travel time.)
JAPANESE AND CHINESE INFO
Studying an East Asian language is a very exciting but intimidating prospect!
If you are looking for some help getting started, you have come to the right place. I can recommend good introductory textbooks for both Japanese and Chinese and can offer both guidance and an opportunity for language practice.
- I hold a B.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures from Smith College where I studied Japanese and Chinese intensively for 3 years and 2 years, respectively.
- I studied abroad in Japan and stayed with a Japanese family for a semester.
- At Middlebury College I participated in an 8-week Chinese immersion course that prohibited the use of other languages.
- I easily passed the JLPT 4 Japanese proficiency test.
- Currently, preparing for HSK Chinese proficiency test.
Japanese: 30 pln/hr
Chinese: 25 pln/hr
(Since the rates are lower, I have a similar, but slightly smaller travel radius than is listed for English.)
Please message me if you have any questions.