Hi, I'm Cara. I help new arrivals in English-speaking countries understand and chat to fast-talking native speakers by improving their listening skills with movies. I'm originally from the UK, have lived in France for 16 years and I've been teaching English for around 10 years.
Improving your listening skills helps you not only understand people, but also makes you sound more natural in English. That's because when you understand what people are saying to you, you can pick up expressions that native speakers really use so that you can fit in with them.
My special listening skills method will also help you watch movies and TV series without the subtitles.
Here's how my lessons work (my classes are 30 minutes long with pre-class tasks to complete):
Book a trial lesson to improve your listening and connect with native speakers in conversation more easily.
My qualifications: BA (Hons) Linguistics with French and TESOL; CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
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2 Lessons | November 3, 2023
Thanks a lot for the deep insights into the nuances of some words, speaking skills and presentation technique! I've enjoyed the class a lot... I can't remember an other class where I would lough so much and learn meaningful, valuable for me things at the same time!
16 Lessons | October 2, 2023
I discovered for myself that learning English can be very interesting thanks to Cara. After a few lessons I began to notice that I started to listen to more and more English and better understand native speakers. She prepares very interesting listening tasks, explains grammar and new vocabulary and I feel more confident now.
49 Lessons | April 1, 2023
Cara is a very kind and prepared teacher who practices a methodology based on videos according to the level of the student, which is allowing me to improve my knowledge of English and I believe that I will be able to understand better when a native English speaker speaks. I recommend this experience for a better interaction with English speakers.
7 Lessons | March 29, 2023
Before Cara's classes I struggled to understand native speakers' fluent speech. Her classes gave me a great chance to improve my listening skills in the unusual way. As for my homework I get two short clips for listening and transcribing. It takes me about 30 minutes to prepare. If I don't get anything while listening I can leave a gap. I'm not worried even if I catch the wrong word because it's just the process of learning. During the class Cara helps me with the words and expressions I didn't understand. Thus I learn new vocabulary, improve my pronunciation and listening skills. Cara's teaching approach inspires me! Thank you for being patient and helping me improve my skills!