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I'm Shirley and I'm from Canada.

I enjoy reading, writing, outdoor activities and line dancing!

I taught English as a Second Language in South Korea for over ten years. Many of those years were spent on university campuses and teaching career people. I thoroughly enjoyed helping my students improve their English language skills in order to reach their educational, career and personal goals.

My favorite classes were the ones where students felt free to talk about the subjects that were most relevant to their interests and needs. I was surprised to find that one of the favorite textbooks for learning English was the Bible which is rich with stories and wise sayings.  Since returning to Canada I have tutored new immigrants in preparation for becoming Canadian citizens. I have theological training and have worked for several years in a church, both in Korea and in Canada. 

Master of Divinity
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)   

TEACHING STYLE: My teaching style is informal and personal. I am flexible and creative and like to adjust my lessons to meet the goals of my students. I use a variety of resources and teaching techniques to keep my students engaged in learning. Most of my lessons will be offered at the intermediate level. Give me feedback on topics you are most interested in and I will try as much as possible to create interesting lessons that help you grow in your language competence and fluency.  

WHY LEARN WITH ME? If you are tired of the typical English language textbooks you should find my courses refreshing! If you feel bored or stuck at your present level of English, I would like to help you move to the next level!

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Let's Play Tag!

15min 600P

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Confused by tag questions? In this lesson, you will learn how to ask ...

Learn about Prince Edward Island, the home of Anne of Green Gables

What's in the News?

45min 1,800P

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Discuss current news items from The Japan Times

Idioms - Time

30min 1,200P

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Does time fly or does it stand still? Find out in this course on "tim...

Idioms - Money

30min 1,200P

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Money doesn't grow on trees and other not so logical idioms are the f...

Idioms - Animals

30min 1,200P

Skype Lesson

When pigs fly and other animal-related idioms in this course will hel...

Idioms - Birds

30min 1,200P

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Perhaps you are no spring chicken but you could be as wise as an owl ...

Free Talking - 15

15min 600P

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You pick the topic and come prepared for a 15 minute conversation.

Free Talking - 30

30min 1,200P

Skype Lesson

You pick the topic and come prepared for a 30 minute conversation.

Free Talking - 45

45min 1,800P

Skype Lesson

You pick the topic and come prepared for a 45 minute conversation.

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Shirley D

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