Elaine Cottrell-Lev

Učím angličtinu

začátečníci, mírně pokročilí, středně pokročilí, pokročilí

Když se britský humor snoubí s výukou angličtiny, výsledkem je Elaine. Připravte se na hodiny plné smíchu.. Elaine vám ukáže, že gramatika nemusí být nuda a slovíčka se dají učit s úsměvem. Hodiny s Elaine vás přesvědčí, že učení může být zábava.

ajak odpovídá Elaine?

Where do you come from and what can you tell us about yourself?

I was born and raised in Chester, England, before doing my BA in Combined Languages in Kingston-Upon-Hull and my post-graduate teaching qualification at the University of Leeds. I have also studied at universities in Germany, Sweden and Belgium. I first worked in the Czech Republic from 2000-2003 and then from 2013 until now.

Why should students choose you as their teacher?

I have over 20 years of teaching experience, including at language schools and at 2 UK universities. I have met and worked with a wide range of people from all over the world and have taught at all levels, from beginner to advanced. I like to think I can help people get to where they want to go with English, no matter the starting point.

What do you like about teaching?

I love meeting and building a rapport with students so that they feel comfortable enough to overcome any 'block' they think they may have. And seeing students making progress and gaining the confidence to use their English in a wide range of situations really makes me happy.

What are you hobbies?

I'm an avid reader and I love following sports, especially football, athletics and motorsports. For my sins, I'm an Everton supporter - but don't let that put you off. I have also been doing tai chi for the past 15 years.

How will you motivate your future students?

I will show them that even the smallest steps can lead to huge improvements in their language skills and communication skills. Learning a foreign language is a huge achievement, at any level.

What is your message for your students?

I know what it is like to learn a foreign language. Over the years I have studied 9 languages and can easily understand the most common problems students face when learning a new language or working to improve on their skills.

What is the best way to learn English?

To be surrounded by as much English as possible through music, movies, series, books, podcasts etc. and to never be afraid to 'give it a go'.

What do you say to students when they tell you 'I have no talent for languages'?

I'd say that there is always a way. You don't have to follow the 'traditional' route to learn English. Communication is key and you should never feel worried about making mistakes. That is how we learn after all.

What should students know or do to learn English?

Students should take the opportunities we have these days to immerse themselves as much as possible in English. It doesn't matter where you are starting from or whether you are making tiny steps or huge leaps, every little thing helps you achieve your goals.