I began teaching English in Mexico 15 years ago because of an interest in the relationship between language and the mind. My approach to teaching uses this experience and research from the areas of Intercultural Communication, English as a Lingua Franca and Cognitive Linguistics.
If you learn to ride a bike, you have to practise a lot. I think the same is true of communicating in English – you have to communicate a lot. So our lessons will focus on speaking about things most relevant or useful to you. That might be a business function (e.g. presentations, negotiations), social English (e.g. sport, art, politics) or a language issue (e.g. grammar, pronunciation, exams).
I believe the teacher is the language expert and the student is the expert on why they need the language – together they decide what to focus on in the lessons. I hope that by communicating, identifying problems and discussing solutions we can increase your confidence and ability. I look forward to meeting, getting to know, and working with you to improve your communication in English.