Hello there! Welcome to Linda's Cafetalk Profile!
I'm an American living in North Carolina, USA. I'm an English teacher with over 5 years of experience teaching children, teens and adults.My Education & Training
Teaching in Korea, Japan, and China
- Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language
- TEFL Certificate
- Teaching License for grades kindergarten-12th grade
- Bachelor in English with a focus in professional writing
The first year I ever taught English abroad was in South Korea. While in Korea, I taught 30-35 classes each week for elementary and middle school students.
After that, I taught English to students of all ages in Japan for 2 years. During this time, I taught 50-60 classes a week for preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary, junior high, senior high, and adult students.
Lastly, I taught English Shanghai, China for 1 year. At this job, I taught students one-on-one. Mostly, I worked with children and teens ages 5 to 15. I also taught conversational and business English to adults. Teaching in the USA
I have experience working with students in US public schools in small groups and one-on-one. My speciality is working with students who are learning English as a second language.
As an ESL teacher, I help students improve their reading, writing, grammar, speaking, and listening skills in English. I work with many students who are new to the United States. My Teaching Philosphy
Learning a new language is a long process! It takes patience, time, and dedicated practice to become a great English speaker. That said, learning can be fun! Songs, games, and interesting conversations are good ways to learn.
Above all, I think learning English should be an enjoyable and deeply rewarding experience for all students. I truly enjoy teaching students of all ages from young children to adults. What My Classes are Like
More About Me
- Fun and engaging!
- Laid-back and relaxing
- Thoughtful feedback and suggestions for self-study included in most
- Designed with your interests and level in mind
My hobbies are reading novels, watching movies, hiking, yoga, cooking, and baking. I also like to travel, try new foods, learn about other cultures, and spend time with family and friends.
I'm studying Chinese Mandarin and Spanish at the moment. I still remember a little Korean and Japanese from when I lived in these countries.
I have five people in my family: my mother, father, younger sister, and younger brother. My mother and brother are also teachers like me. I also love animals! We have two pet dogs and four cats.
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile! See you in class!