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Teacher: Rachel MacNeill (Montreal)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $25.00
2 students: CAD $18.00
3+ students: CAD $12.00
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Conversational English

(Conversation en anglais)

Course description:

In this class, I will evaluate your level of conversational English and create a program tailored to your needs. The program could include job search skills, interview practice, or basic English needs such as ordering food or navigating a new city in English.

Je vais évaluer votre niveau de conversation en anglais et nous allons créer ensemble un programme adapté à vos besoins. Le programme pourrait inclure les compétences en recherche d'emploi, la pratique de l'entrevue ou des besoins de base en anglais tels que commander de la nourriture.

Teaching approach:

My teaching style is collaborative - I think the best results come from deciding together, teacher and student, what the most important things to study are. I am very flexible and able to focus on the areas you need to improve upon for your specific needs.

Course program:

Sample program (simple job search skills):

Class 1: Basic conversation and evaluation
Class 2: Review syllabus, vocabulary words
Class 3: Sentence structure, grammar and verbs
Class 4: Nouns, adverbs and adjectives
Class 5: Punctuation, numbers and time
Class 6: Subject-verb agreement
Class 7: Writing skills
Class 8: Writing a cover letter and resume
Class 9: Interview skills
Class 10: Overview and evaluation

Places where you can take this course:

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5250 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G7
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201 Avenue Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2T 3E6
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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $25.00*
2 students:CAD $18.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $12.00 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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Rachel MacNeill

City / Country of origin: Yellowknife, Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: French


Hello! It's a pleasure to meet you. My name is Rachel. I speak English, French and a little bit of Swahili. I have tutored people one-on-one in English in the past and found it very enjoyable. My passions are literature, writing, and travel. I have worked as a professional copywriter, book editor and freelance journalist in the past, and am currently a graduate student in the field of media studies in Montreal, Quebec.

Salut! C'est un plaisir de vous rencontrer. Mon nom est Rachel. Je parle anglais, français et un peu de swahili. Dans le passé, j'ai instruit les gens en anglais et l'a trouvé très agréable. Mes passions sont la littérature, l'écriture, et les voyages. J'ai travaillé comme un rédacteur professionnel, éditeur de livre et journaliste pigiste dans le passé, et je suis à ce moment une étudiante diplômée dans le domaine de l'étude des médias à Montréal, Québec.


Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University, 2008
Master of Arts in Media Studies, Concordia University, 2015


English as a Second Language (informal); one on one; Zanzibar, Tanzania; 2012-2013

While living in Zanzibar for two years, I tutored several native Swahili speakers in conversational English. Their abilities in English ranged from very basic to intermediate. While classes were primarily informal and conversational, I was responsible for helping one client practice for a (successful) job interview at an English-speaking job in tourism.

English Language Arts (university level) tutoring; one on one; Yellowknife, Canada; 2010-2012

For two years, I tutored a university nursing student for the degree's required English Language Arts courses. While the client was a native English speaker, she had struggled with the finer points of grammar, prose and flow throughout her studies. With my help we raised her written assignments to the level of elegance required, and she was very successful in her courses.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: Conversational 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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