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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese

Male, From London, United Kingdom, Living in Curitiba, Brazil

Local time: May 24, 2015 10:20   (E. South America Standard Time)

I am an English teacher with a CELTA qualification. I offer General English, IELTS Preparation (Speaking and Writing) and Business English. I was born in the USA and worked in London as an editor for 25 years. I love the English language!
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210 ITC per hour
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210 ITC per hour
=21.0USD
IELTS Preparation: Speaking or Writing
  • English
  • 364 completed session(s)
  • Package
210 ITC per hour
=21.0USD
210 ITC per hour
=21.0USD
Business English for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
  • English
  • 39 completed session(s)
  • Package
210 ITC per hour
=21.0USD

30 minute trial session

50 ITC 30 minutes
=5.0USD

About Douglas

I am an English teacher with a CELTA qualification, and I love words and language learning. I was born and educated in the United States but I have lived most of my adult life in England, so I'm very familiar with both American and British English. I am now living in Curitiba in Brazil, where I am teaching English and also learning Portuguese. So at the moment I am both language teacher and language student, which is really fun! I also speak French, Dutch and German, and a little Italian. I have dedicated my life to helping people communicate well in English. For 25 years I worked in reference book publishing. I wrote and edited many books, and I managed and trained large teams of editors. The books produced by myself and my editors won many awards and were translated into 30 languages. My lessons will provide practice in speaking, writing, reading and listening, and will be designed to help you get to the next level of English. The focus will be on good communication, but I will make sure that you understand the grammar too, so that you can speak and write in English with confidence. My areas of specialist knowledge include: journalism, publishing, music, tourism

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Teaching Specialities

  • Business

  • Test Preparation

  • IELTS

Teaching Tools

Audio / Video Available

Work Experience

    • Editorial Director, Publisher of the Eyewitness Travel Guides
    • Dorling Kindersley, Penguin Books
    • 1989 - 2011
    • London United Kingdom
    • Editorial Director, illustrated reference books
    • Editions Didier Millet
    • 2011 - 2013
    • Singapore Singapore
    • Deputy Editor of WINE Magazine
    • EVRO/Haymarket Publishing
    • 1987 - 1988
    • London United Kingdom

Education

    • Oberlin College, Ohio, USA
    • 1978 - 1981
    Bachelor's , Bachelor's Degree in Music and Art History
    • City University, London, England
    • 1984 - 1985
    Other , Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism

Certificates

    • CELTA
    • British Council, Singapore
    • 2014
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Douglas

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 772
Students 132
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Teacher sinceMay 04, 2014
Last session May 23, 2015