From United KingdomLiving in Nuremberg, Germany (13:29 UTC+01:00)
Conversation, IELTS and interview practice. :) Plus Youtube channel for extra practice!
italki teacher since Apr 15, 2020
I was born and raised in Portsmouth, an hour away from London, and have lived there almost my entire life. I am a very down to Earth type of guy. I love learning languages, and the language challenge 2021 travelling and gaining cultural insights, mountain biking, martial arts, music, and weightlifting. It's great finding a new favourite film, book, or piece of music that I would otherwise not have known, had I not attempted to learn the language whence it comes. I have a TEFL and a TESOL, and love teaching all facets, from IELTS conversation to business and general conversations. I love learning about different cultures.
Me as a Teacher
I love teaching conversational English and helping students practise the conversational elements of the IELTS exam. I am very easy to talk to, and will always adapt to the topic in question. I have a neutral British accent, which is very easy to understand. I have completed a 150 hour TESOL course as well as a 120 hour TEFL course, and have taught online and in person for several years. Patience is a key attribute of mine, so there is absolutely no need to feel embarrassed if you are struggling with anything. I like to remind students of their progress and help them stay motivated rather than let them dwell on any nuances they have not yet mastered.
My lessons & teaching style
I always try to get you speaking as much as possible, for this reason you are welcome to suggest topics of interest. However, I'll always endeavour to find interesting articles to talk about and adapt to situations on the fly. I also often use IELTS questions to spark conversation. The great thing is, the more I get to know you, the more we will have to talk about.
If I am using an article, we'll first read through it (Checking your pronunciation/reading) then I'll ask you some comprehension questions. I correct all errors. I often set homework for those interested. This can also be writing tasks.
However, if you drop by, you'll be able to find out first hand. :)
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
144 lessons completed
IELTS Speaking Components/Conversation
A1 - C2Conversation Practice442 lessons completed
* Language challenge included* Conversational English With A Native Speaker
A1 - C2Conversation Practice613 lessons completed
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Read with/to me and writing improvement
A1 - B2General36 lessons completed
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61 English lessons
Aug 27, 2021
6 English lessons
I’m really enjoyed to talk with Chris! He is very patient and be good at exploring conversation topic. These traits make me want to speak English continuously. After the class, I usually feel excited because I overcame my fear to speak English with native speaker!
May 28, 2021
146 English lessons
I have been studying English with Chris for 3 or 3,5 months. He is a patient, flexible and smart guy. He also supports and helps me constantly. I lost my fear of English at the first meeting. It allows speaking without any worries and opens to me new horizons in English learning.
Sep 30, 2020
3 English lessons
Perfect English teacher! I like his English lesson style that he corrects my mistakes right away :) I really appreciate that!
Dec 18, 2022
3 English lessons
Chris is a great teacher. He prepared for me to practice English interview questions which is very helpful. Thank you so much !!!!
Dec 6, 2022
1 English lesson
This is a very informative and useful lesson for learning English.