From United KingdomLiving in Athens, Greece (04:51 UTC+03:00)
italki teacher since Oct 13, 2021
Hi, I'm Natalie. I have been helping people with their English communication skills since 2018. I am half Greek, and half English but I have spent most of my life in the UK. I currently live in Athens, Greece, with my two foster cats. In my free time, I love to travel and my current plan is to explore as much of Greece as I can. I adore having philosophical conversations and a simple coffee, and partaking in a deep conversation is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. I also love to work out, so I jump rope daily.
Me as a Teacher
I have taught both children and young adults throughout my teaching career, and I have been teaching online since 2018. I hold a 150-hour TESOL qualification which was taken in a classroom setting in Vietnam. I absolutely adore teaching English, I am lucky enough to have made this my full-time career, and have taught for over 6000 hours on other platforms. I am currently in the process of completing a degree in Languages & Linguistics, and my intention is to improve the efficiency of language learning with EdTech, and progressive teaching methodologies.
My lessons & teaching style
Lessons take place in Minecraft Bedrock edition, with the addition of Zoom or Skype for video & audio access. So students will need to have both platforms open during lessons. I use task-based learning and communicative language teaching to design lessons. Tasks can be simple or complex, depending on the length of the package, and a student's English level. The communicative approach means that I design tasks that require communication, enabling students to acquire the ability to use English spontaneously and accurately, through authentic and meaningful conversation. I focus on fluency, accuracy, and accent clarification.
My teaching material
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73 lessons completed
Minecraft Beginner English (A0 - A1)
A1Kids770 lessons completed
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Conversational English - Non-game-based learning
A1 - C1Conversation Practice888 lessons completed
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Minecraft Pre-Intermediate English (A2 -B1)
A2 - B1Kids342 lessons completed
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Minecraft Upper Intermediate English (B2+)
B2 - C1Kids97 lessons completed
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66 English lessons
I enjoy taking Natalie’s class myself since she always know what exactly I am asking for. She also ask me right questions which have positive influence not only on my English but also overall way of thinking.
May 14, 2023
30 English lessons
Even if you're an adult learner, I strongly recommend you try gaming-based lessons. Natalie is absolutely great at creating a healthy learning environment without being or sounding condescending. I was never afraid to make a mistake, on the contrary I felt confident enough to freely 'experiment' and use some words I wasn't sure about without worrying too much. I also appreciate that there's always a 'plan', before and after the lesson, so the actual session doesn't feel isolated but part of a wider activity. She's also very open to suggestions and ideas, so when we discussed what my needs and aims were I felt like I was playing a part in defining my own goals. I couldn’t be happier, I finally found what (and who) I was looking for on this platform.
Nov 18, 2022
136 English lessons
Cool lessons with Minecraft! The children don't even realise they are learning! They are very interested. They look forward to each lesson and even ask for homework. In a short time they have casually learned to speak in sentences! I am thrilled with the teaching method!
Jul 4, 2022
66 English lessons
My son always loves his classes with Natalie. He eagerly looks forward to them, completes his writing homework on time, and constantly expresses his desire for more classes with her. As a parent, it brings me so much joy to witness my child's enthusiasm for learning. Your efforts are truly appreciated!
Aug 27, 2023
8 English lessons
Thanks Teacher Natalie your passionate and encouragement to help my son learning English. It is not easy for him to finish homework on time before deadline, and he did it. Indeed appreciated.
Aug 21, 2023
4 English lessons
My son enjoys the lesson very much.
He learned many vocabularies in first lesson. Thanks Natalie!