From United KingdomLiving in Athens, Greece (01:45 UTC+02:00)
Learn English In Minecraft! 💎
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
51 lessons completed
Minecraft Beginner English (A0 - A1)
A1Kids330 lessons completed
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Trial lesson for game-based learning
A1 - C1Kids35 lessons completed
Conversational English - Non-game-based learning
A1 - C1Conversation Practice579 lessons completed
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Minecraft Pre-Intermediate English (A2 -B1)
A2 - B1Kids142 lessons completed
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Minecraft Upper Intermediate English (B2+)
B2 - C1Kids40 lessons completed
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13 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
20 English lessons
According to my daughter, Natalie is the best teacher !!! she´s ever had. The fact, that after each lesson she comes to me and gives me the full overview of her lesson, is very excited about it and can´t wait for the next one, speaks for itself. Thank you Natalie ... keep up the great job 😁👍
Sep 27, 2022
86 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
3 English lessons
Feb 4, 2023
1 English lesson
It was a great class for my 7yo daughter! Thank You!