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Name
Ivana Pospisil
From
United States
Living In
Prague
Teaches
English
Experience
5 year/s
Experience with
Grammar
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About Me

Dobrý den Vám všem!

Do you need help with your English? Are you one of those people who have been studying on and off for years with little result? Making conversation is still difficult, and understanding is even harder? Are you a beginner trying to decide what the best teaching method is? Or are you an advanced student with a need for an English conversation or needing some help with exam preparation? It´ll be my pleasure to guide you through the world of English! I’m a TEFL-certified teacher who is ready to create lessons to fit your specific needs. I have two nationalities: American and Czech. I have lived half of my life in the Czech Republic and the other half in the USA. Many of my Czech students appreciate having the option of studying with a bilingual teacher. They see having someone - who can explain the learning material in their native tongue and at the same time, speaks English almost as good as a native speaker - as being an advantage. I have always found working with people rewarding. Seeing my students getting more confident, using the English language more efficiently, and communicating with ease is a great experience I will always be looking forward to. If you are interested in my lessons or would like to get more information, please send me a message.

Teacher Experience

I have been teaching individual lessons in the Czech Republic for five years. I have also taught for several companies such as MATAMI S.R.O., EFIN SPOL. S. R.O., Global Blue Czech Republic, S.R.O., NEWPS.CZ S.R.O., and others.

Lesson Style

My experience acquired from five years of teaching individual lessons is as follows; most of you - especially at the lower and upper-intermediate levels - often have a sizeable vocabulary. You have studied lots of grammar but are failing to use it correctly in conversation. Many of you are still concentrating on the meaning of the individual words instead of understanding the context of the learning material. I believe the ESA method is a very clever and fun way to address this problem. Yes, grammar shows the basic structures and rules for making words and sentences, but the ESA method also emphasizes the ability to communicate the meaning of the message, instead of focusing only on grammatical perfection. ESA stands for Engage - Study - Activate. The engage stage is used to engage student’s emotions - usually by using stories, pictures, or audio recordings - which makes it easier to remember. The study phase activities focus on the information and construction of the language. In the activate stage, there are exercises and activities designed to get students to use the language as communicatively as possible. Being an ESL teacher, I also serve as a cultural bridge for students, linking a student’s native culture with their new cultural experience in English-speaking countries such as the United States.

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Resume

Work Experience
2015 - 2016

A teacher of traditional chinese culture course in NSLI-Y Summer Program Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai

2014 - Present

Online/Offline Mandarin and Chinese Culture Teacher Private Online/Offline Teaching

2014 - Present

English Teacher for primary and middle school students Private

Education
2014 - 2018

Bachelor's - English

2014 - 2018

Bachelor's - Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Certificates
2016

Certificate of Completion Beijing Normal University 5th International Youth Leadership Program

2018

Teacher qualification certificate Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

Advantages

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