|Full Name||Jessica Southgate|
|ESL Teaching Experience||4 years|
|Educational Background:||BS Information Technology|
Intensive 4 week teacher training course based on the CELTA syllabus.
|Courses Taught:||General ESL, Young Learners, IELTS|
|Levels Taught:||Beginner to Advanced|
I've been to and lived in many different countries and that has worked to my advantage as an English teacher as I can understand what difficulties students face when trying to communicate or generally adapting to a new language. I can also speak Mandarin Chinese and Tagalog so I know what it is like to learn a language, and this experience is very useful in helping me understand the problems my students have. In the recent years, I've also been really keen on teaching speech/phonetics as well as new vocabulary so I am well grounded in those areas. I'm also a teacher trainer, specializing in tense and time.