My name is Vicki and I am a CELTA-qualified English teacher for speakers of other languages. CELTA is the teaching certificate issued by Cambridge University. I have taught all levels of English and all ages. I currently teach 100 percent online and I highly enjoy getting to know people from all over the world. I am also a cross-cultural communication specialist. As a result, I can help you improve your English skills and guide you in how to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. I also have an academic background (a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Art History and Political Studies). My time at university developed my understanding and use of the English language to an advanced level.
I am a New Zealander living in Germany, and as a language learner myself (German), I know how important it is to enjoy the learning process and to feel safe to make mistakes. I am a very friendly and encouraging teacher and I strive to adapt my lessons to my students' specific needs, wants, and interests. Students that take lessons with me also gain access to the Expemo App at no extra charge, enabling them to easily practice the new vocabulary after class as well. In my lessons, I use audio clips, videos, and readings. I also use authentic materials, such as news articles.
Areas that I specialize in are:
Academic English: i.e. learning appropriate vocabulary, practicing writing academic essays, and undertaking reading comprehension tasks.
Business English: i.e. preparing a presentation and writing an effective email.
Conversational English; many students have a strong understanding of English grammar and vocabulary, but struggle to hold everyday conversations with native speakers. Conversational classes focus on improving students' abilities to speak more naturally and spontaneously about a range of topics.
In addition to language lessons, I can also help with editing texts such as scripts and emails.
Please note, that while I can understand a lot of German my spoken level is B1 and my lessons are normally held completely in English.
Hopefully I will speak to you soon,
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54 Lessons | December 5, 2023
Vicki is a maying tutor, who makes her lessons individual for every student.
32 Lessons | November 28, 2023
Vicki has well prepared for the lesson, with some interesting topics and challenging vocabulary and it helped me learn a lot of new things.
13 Lessons | October 15, 2023
The lesson with Vicky is always fun, I really enjoy talking to her :)
32 Lessons | October 9, 2023
The topic is relevant and useful, so it is not only a language lesson - so good.