About Ilene SpringerDo you want to speak American English for school or work ? Before you had to go to a language school in the US. But no longer. You can now practice American-style English with me online individually or in small groups.
I’m a native-English speaker from the US, with my CELTA certification. I teach ESL for McDonald's in Albuquerque. I’m also a published writer. I believe in using authentic material in my lessons--things such as newspapers and magazines, brochures, movies and YouTube videos, menus, websites, phone conversations, anything you will hear, read or see in the real English-speaking world. And I can use SKYPE or email to get these materials to you.
My Lessons and Methods include:
*Assessment of all your language skills-- not just grammar and reading comprehension.
*Focusing on everyday English conversation, reading and writing--informal and formal.
*Intensive help with pronunciation and intonation.
*Tips for speaking more like a native speaker.
*Personalized help with specific grammar problems and learning grammar in context--not just from books.
*How to feel confident in shops, cafes, supermarkets in the English-speaking community.
* English for Special Purposes--Archaeology, Medical, Work and Career English.
*Assistance with informal (emails, Facebook) and formal writing.
*Writing to get published in English on the Web.
I can offer you the following:
-Native English from an American
-Specialization in American English for upper-level students
-Professional writing lessons plus editing and proofreading
-Small group online language lessons
-Experience in using authentic material as opposed to textbooks.
You’ll receive a weekly progress report, summarizing your language goals, the content of your lessons and the new language skills you have acquired. At the end of your lessons, you’ll receive suggestions on how to further improve or maintain your English skills.
I look forward to speaking with you soon!
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- ESL Teacher for English Under the Arches (EUA) program
First ESL teacher in Albuquerque hired by McDonalds to teach ESL to their staff. Help crew and shift managers improve their English vocabulary, grammar and conversation to advance their careers. Work with both groups face-to-face and in virtual meetings online.
- 2015 - present
- Albuquerque, New Mexico United States
- ESL teacher for Advanced Adults
- Malta Lingua Language School
Taught English abroad at several English language schools in Malta. Worked with individuals and small groups. Other schools include (from 2008 to 2013) NSTS and AM Language School.
- 2012 - present
- Sliema Malta
, Museum Science
- Harvard University
- 2012 - 2017
This was the last school I attended before getting my CELTA certification (in Malta)to teach English to adults. Before, I got my BA in Sociology from Binghamton University (NYS) in the USA and my Master's in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
The CELTA--Communicative English Language Teaching of Adults certification, issued by Cambridge University of England, entitles me to teach EFL/ESL to adults anywhere in the world.
- NSTS English Lenguage Institute, Gzira, Malta