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Teacher: Michael Daley (Beijing)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $30.00
2 students: CAD $22.00
3+ students: CAD $15.00
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Useful Everyday English

Course description:

This course focuses on conversation but takes into account the individual and specialized needs of each student. Based on those needs, more time may be spent on grammar or reading comprehension, for example.

Teaching approach:

The approach is relaxed and fun but I am committed in helping students achieve great results in a brief period.

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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $30.00*
2 students:CAD $22.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $15.00 per student*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

Class duration options:

Online: Not available

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Michael Daley

City / Country of origin: Montreal, Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English, French


I have been working in the field of ESL/EFL in various capacities for the last decade. I am originally from Labrador but have been living on and off in the wonderfully cosmopolitan and multicultural city of Montreal since the age of 7. I have worked in the music and film industry but made the career change towards education almost ten years ago. I am passionate about culture, history and travel, and as such, teaching has afforded me the opportunity to live and work in different countries and cultures and allowed me to experience vast diversity and express my creativity through my work. I am passionate about culture, history, and travel.


MS Higher Education - Walden University - 2015. My Master's degree is in global higher education where the focus is on working within an an environment that is culturally diverse and learning about the different challenges that that entails.
CELTA - Cambridge University - 2007
BFA - Concordia University - 2000
Diploma - M.I.S. - Concordia University - 1995


I have taught in Montreal for more than 4 years to a diverse array of students. I have taught General English to every level and age group, as well as Business English to students who have come from more than twenty different countries. My class sizes have varied from 25 students to private, one on one lessons.

I taught in Korea from 2005-2006, the ages and levels were also varied, but all of the students were from the same culture.

I worked in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2010-2013 as the academic director of a technical vocational college. Our students were Saudi males between the ages of 18-22 and came to our institute in order to obtain a two-year diploma.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: Useful Everyday English

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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