From IrelandLiving in Lisbon, Portugal (03:39 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Feb 25, 2023
My name is Sarah (or ‘Sorcha’ as Gaeilge). Here are a few things you might like to know about me:
-Born and raised in county Donegal, Ireland
-Currently living in sunny Lisbon
-TEFL certified language teacher
-Lover of sea swimming, sunshine, Irish trad music, reading, learning languages, exploring new places and meeting new people
Me as a Teacher
Qualified linguist and teacher with a relaxed and friendly but effective approach to teaching.
Since graduating from NUI Galway with a BA in International Languages and completing the TEFL course, I found my passion for sharing cultures and ways of life with people internationally. I am delighted to play a small part in the encouragement of the revitalisation and preservation of the unique language of Irish.
Teaching languages is such a rewarding role where I can really see my students improve daily and see their hard work pay off as they become more confident with their language abilities in their everyday lives.
My lessons & teaching style
I design and produce lesson plans for beginner’s level Irish, adapting the pace and materials of my lessons to my student's interests, needs and goals to keep students engaged and motivated. Although I teach with specific targets for each lesson, I keep an open mind to developing conversation and topics of interest throughout.
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Gaelic (Irish) Lessons
11 lessons completed
Irish for beginners ☘️
A1 - A2General18 lessons completed
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7 Gaelic (Irish) lessons
Good initial introduction with helpful powerpoint slides for the words to use in a converation. The material that will be supplied with each individual lesson looks a big bonus.
Mar 16, 2023
2 Gaelic (Irish) lessons
Sarah is very approachable and knowledgeable! She seems very willing to meet students where they are at. We had a trial lesson and I told her I wanted to focus on pronunciation/speaking during my Irish lessons. She helped me with pronunciation when we went over some useful Irish phrases for the class. Exactly what I wanted! I look forward to booking an actual lesson! Go raibh maith agat, Sarah!