Learn English Guangzhou

English Courses in Guangzhou >

英语 Yīngyǔ English

Teacher: Deborah Shaw (Guangzhou)

Free registration

Share this course:

Learn English

Promotion: Trial Class 50% Off!

Hourly rates:
1 student: USD $25.00
2 students: USD $18.00
3+ students: USD $12.00
Fees apply. View details.

Learn English

英语 Yīngyǔ English


Course description:

Conversational English. Improve pronunciation and inflection in your English sentences. Learn common English phrases from California and the USA. We will discuss grammar. I will ask you to read an English paragraph out loud to listen to your pronunciation and inflection. I teach children and adults.


Teaching approach:

I like to talk about what you are interested in learning. Do you like music, art, sports, animals, mountains, bicycles? Learn to speak English well when talking about your favorite subject!

Places where you can take this course:

English classes, Guangzhou
Coffee shop: Starbucks Da Ren Fa
万达广场1层1038号 Starbucks Coffee China, Guangdong, Guangzhou, Zengcheng, Zengcheng Avenue, 69号
English classes, Guangzhou

Private registration Private / Semi-private:

Hourly rates:

1 student:USD $25.00*
2 students:USD $18.00 per student*
3+ students:USD $12.00 per student*
 Trial class: minus 50% promotional discount*

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

Class duration options:

Online: 60, 90, 120 minutes

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

Group sessions Group sessions:

There are no group sessions at the moment.

Request a new group session >

Interested in this course?

  • Tell the teacher about you or your group
  • Book your own classes
  • Learn at your own pace

Free registration  Similar courses >

Contact the teacher Contact the teacher

Your first name:

Your last name:

Email address:

Your message to the teacher:

Please leave empty:

Add to my list Add to my list

Receive news about teachers and courses Maybe later?

Leave your e-mail address:
We will keep you informed.


Deborah Shaw

City / Country of origin: USA

Mother language: English


Hello, I am Deborah Shaw. I am from California, USA. For the past five years I have been living and teaching in China. I have tutored students from first year primary to ninth grade middle school. I have taught ESL for three years and the most recent two years I have been guest mathematics teacher in second grade. I have also taught Health classes for eighth and tenth grade girls. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the English language and learning other languages. I like to play the ukulele with a small group. I care about sustainable living and sustainable resources. I care about our oceans. I like reading books!


Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: Re-issuance
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
December 2011 – January 2017.

Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development (English Language Learners)
San Jose State University
May 1993 – Present

Supplemental Authorization in Art
Currently in process: Supplemental Elementary Mathematics Authorization.


In Zhengzhou, Henan, China I taught 7th grade ESL classes for two years. The students were local and also from other provinces. During those two years I also tutored staff children in grades one to six. On the weekends I worked at a private English school and tutored a 9th grade boy who loved American basketball. We discussed basketball videos and he told me about Chinese history. I moved to Honduras and taught a sixth grade bilingual class, then I moved to southern China and taught Oral English to freshman and sophomore students at Huashang College Guangdong University of Business Studies. I have taught elementary mathematics to grade two students and health education to grade eight and ten students.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: 英语 Yīngyǔ 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.

Interested in this course?

  • Tell the teacher about you or your group
  • Book your own classes
  • Learn at your own pace

Free registration