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English and French thematic conversations

Teacher: Alain Akamba (Calgary)

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English and French thematic conversations

(Conversations thématiques en anglais et francais)

Course description:

English, French, conversation, chat, exam, IELTS, TOEFL, DELF, DALF, TCF, immigration, work, job interview.

About the classes

(What you can learn from this teacher)

1) Engage - the student attention and interest to participate in the class is created (pictures, questions, etc.)

2) Study - the student actually learns the new material by reading, watch or listening (videos, teacher, etc.

3) Activate - the student produces active skills (speaks or writes). Done through role-plays, dialogues, etc.

Places where you can take this course:

English classes, Calgary
Library: Village Square Library
2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6E7
English classes, Calgary
Public place: The Calgary Central Sportsplex
8,, 401 33 St NE, Calgary, AB T2A 7R3, Canada
English classes, Calgary
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10 Classes20.0030.0025.00
1 Class30.0040.0035.00
Trial class7.5010.008.75

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* All classes have a duration of 60 minutes
* An administration fee (CAD $50.00 per student) is added for 10 classes

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Alain Akamba

City / Country of origin: Halifax, Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: French, Russian


I am introducing LANGUAGE FOLDER ( Check out our website.

We are a new school of languages in Calgary, Alberta. We are professional, flexible and affordable. We shall help you with your Canada immigration requirements when it comes to languages (English and French). We shall also help you improve your language skills so that that you can achieve your career goals.

I am Alan, I am from Halifax, Canada. I have been teaching conversational English and French for ten years. In addition, I help students all over the world prepare for international standard English exams like the IELTS and TOEFL as well as standard French exams like the DELF, DALF, TCF.

Salut a tous! Je suis Alain. Je vous presente LANGUAGE FOLDER (www/ Jettez un coup d'oeuil!

Nous sommes une ecole de langues (Francais et Anglais) basee a Calgary en Alberta. Pour toutes vos difficultes linguistiques concernant des sujets d'immigration, academiques ou de carriere. Veuillez nous contacter.

A bientot!


-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - 2009
Master's Degree - 2014


Global Villgage, Calgary, AB
East Cost School of Languages, Halifax, Canada
ESL Teacher – 10/2013 to 11/2015
• Developed effective ESL lesson plans for 12 adult immigrants
• Incorporated YouTube videos in daily lessons, which resulted in greater attention
• Initiated supportive learning activities for ESL students that advanced their acquired L2 skills
• Mentored 3 learners who secured university admission with and average band of 6.5 at the

Language Link, Ufa, Russia
Lead EFL and FFL Teacher – 02/2008 to 07/2013
• Carried out ESL & FSL lesson design and implementation with advanced level learners
• Charted each student’s progress periodically by maintaining portfolios
• Facilitated the teaching process by ensuring availability of AV aids and communication of task
and assignment instructions
• Taught and mentored over 15 students who earned average band of 6.5 at the IELTS and
102 at the TOEFL iBT, and mentored 7 students that scored the 78% - 89% at the DELF B2

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: English and French thematic conversations

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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