Teacher: Arthur R Sanford III (Hangzhou)
Promotion: Trial Class 50% Off!
This class is perfect for adults (16+) who want to improve their listening and speaking skills. Low-intermediate to advanced students are placed accordingly. Classes will be designed to meet students' needs, whether it be to improve conversation, pronunciation, grammar, or discourse skills.
Classes are taught using eclectic ESL methods and communicative approaches focusing on listening and speaking skills. Classes are usually integrated in cultural aspects of the USA and UK to provide authentic discourse and practice in how language is naturally used in native speaking countries.
Unlike many English schools, there will be a scope and presentation and a clear connection between the classes. Culture, art, history, and social content will be contextually linked to the target language throughout you studies with me.
City / Country of origin: Washington, DC, USA
Mother language: English
Spoken languages: English
ABOUT THE TEACHER
I am a TEFL and TKT certified instructor with a bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy & Religious Studies. I also hold an MA TESOL from the University of Southern California. I have a variety of experience teaching English and subject classes to ESL learners of all ages. Currently, I am focusing on Content Integrated methods in teaching and branching out into teaching ESL for academic purposes (EAP) and social sciences subject teaching in an English language only environment.
M.A. TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2015
Studies in international education, assessment, language theory,
linguistics, socio-linguistics, methodology, pedagogy, ESL approaches,
multimodalities, and literacy, focusing on sociocultural theory.
150-HOUR TEFL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION, TEFL Institute, Chicago, 2012
B.S. IN HISTORY; PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES, Radford University, Virginia, 2003
ESL, Humanities, and Social Sciences instructor, Hangzhou, China, 2014
● Currently teaching ESL, EAP, and social sciences content classes.
● Teaching engaging subject coursework in social sciences, university prep programs, and EAP (English for Academic Purposes).
● Certified in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and CAE (Cambridge Advanced English).
● Implemented A-Levels and IGCSE curriculum, performed student needs-based analysis.
English Teacher, Hangzhou, China, 2013-2014
● Taught engaging communicative English lessons using eclectic methods and materials.