Why do you want to improve your English?
“English is a global language and it will open up opportunities”
”I need it for my job”
”I don’t want to get left behind my work colleagues”
These are all reasons I hear from students when asked about why they want to improve their English. At the heart of each of these reasons there is also a simpler, more basic reason to learn or improve their language skills. They need to improve how they communicate. They want to improve how they get their message across and do it in the most effective way possible.
It’s about more than just language
Good communication is only partly about grammar and vocabulary, or getting better writing skills. Think about communication as a well built wall, and areas such as grammar and vocabulary as being the ‘bricks’ that make up the wall. But what holds the bricks together and makes the wall stand solid so that it doesn’t fall down? You need cement.
The ‘how’ and the ‘when’
The cement for your wall comes in the experience of knowing not just ‘what to say’, but ‘how to say it’ and ‘when to say it’. It’s knowledge about the subtle differences that exist in the English language, and how and when to use that knowledge. Language can be used in many ways, and can take on different meanings depending on how it is spoken. As a native speaker I can help you to understand and spot the subtle differences of the language so that you can better communicate.
Helping you communicate effectively
My aim as a teacher is simple. It’s to help you to build a better and stronger wall. To improve your overall knowledge of the ‘bricks’ (areas such as grammar and writing skills); but to also to concentrate on the ‘cement’ elements of the language, the ‘how’ and ‘when’. I can make sure that when you communicate in English, you do so correctly and with confidence.
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