We build verbal and written English communication skills by increasing comprehension of global issues. We will consider multiple topics, analyze materials to broaden perspectives while class activities will engage interests. This course lead to success in academic or corporate settings.
We use a textbook that I have personally created to improve all aspects of your learning experience but students can decide the scope of the course as well as specific topics. Due to my extensive background in teaching I am always open to new course directions and design. Social media or technology can also be integrated.
In this course you will practice and develop your English in all areas, to better equip you for communication in local academic settings as well as in the workplace - with international clients. Attaining fluency and accuracy, plus taking responsibility for learning are important goals for you to attain. This course is active; you must be involved and innovative, partaking through your significant contributions in: conversations, presentations and writing.
City / Country of origin: Montreal, Canada
Mother language: English
Spoken languages: French, Korean, Indonesian
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Hi. My name is Adam. I am from Montreal, Canada and moved to Ottawa to finish graduate school. After that, I moved to South Korea because I wanted to teach and use the knowledge I had gained. I love multiculturalism as well as living in foreign countries. I returned to Ottawa after working several years at a university in Seoul. My personal interests are working out, jogging and trips to anywhere. I enjoy checking out new restaurants or cafes. For me, teaching is the best way to connect with people. Classes or tutoring time are chances to learn and time to travel. Further, I am happy teaching individuals or groups and want to tailor each class for the learning goals of each student.
Post-graduate studies in Comparative Literature, Carleton University 1994.
MA in Religion, Carleton University 1994.
BA in Theological Studies, Concordia University 1992.
I have taught all aspects of English and ESL/EFL, TOEFL, TOEIC, Business English, Academic Writing, Creative Writing, Debating, TED Presentations and Focus, Global Issues, Critical and Creative Thinking, Interview Skills, World Literature, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Arts and Culture, Teaching Methodology, Fieldwork Methods and others. I have taught in three countries: Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea. My students have been working professionals, teachers, professors, doctors, lawyers and university students.