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Fast Talk ESL

Teacher: Eric Major (Toronto)

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Fast Talk ESL

Course description:

New to Canada or been here awhile, but still need to improve your spoken or written English? I will sit down with you, see what your needs are and together we will construct a class around your needs.

De Québec? Nouveaux arrivants au Canada, ou été ici un certain temps , mais ont encore besoin d'améliorer votre anglais parlé ou écrit ? Je vais asseoir avec vous , voir quels sont vos besoins et, ensemble, nous allons construire une classe autour de vos besoins

Új Kanadába vagy már itt egy darabig, de még javítani kell a kimondott vagy leírt angolul? Én leülök veled , hogy milyen igényei és együtt fogjuk építeni egy osztály körül Ön igényeinek .

Teaching approach:

As opposed to other teachers, I want to concentrate on what the students needs are. After giving a small questionnaire to find out what the student wants and needs, together we come up with the right course. I find out the students interests and work with them. For example, if the students wants to learn about Canadian culture, or if the student wants to improve their writing skills for work, or prepare to take the TOEFL test, I can find material to help him.her.

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5120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 5N9
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1 student:CAD $40.00*
2 students:CAD $30.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $25.00 per student*
 Trial class: minus 50% promotional discount*

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

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Eric Major

City / Country of origin: Toronto

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: French, Hungarian


Hello my name is Eric Major. I am an ESL teacher here in beautiful Toronto. I was born and raised in Montreal. I graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Education Specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language and have been teaching ESL ever since. I have had the opportunity to teach in various settings, college (Seneca, Centennial, and Boreal), language schools, and privately.

Teaching ESL for me is like traveling to a foreign country without the cost. You learn about different cultures and customs without having to spend so much money. While I do enjoy traveling, I cannot always afford it. So talking to people from different places, I can learn about where they come from. I am lucky to have traveled extensively in US (Texas, Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York, Kentucky, Vermont, to name but a few) and in Europe (Hungary, Spain, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland to name a few).

I love to travel, learn about culture, go to the theater, watch films from different countries, sightseeing, photography.


Bachelor of Education Specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language, Concordia University, Montreal, 1997
Bachelor of English Literature with a Minor in Education, Concordia University, Montreal, 1993


I have had the opportunity to teach various subjects, such as writing, speaking, grammar (all the essentials). I have only taught in Toronto, but have had students from all over the world, such as China, Brazil, Japan, France, Hungary, Poland, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: Fast Talk ESL

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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