Expert English as a Second Language Instructor
Hello! My name is Shawn and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I have more than 20 years experience teaching ESL to international students. My particular specialization is TOEFL iBT/IELTS preparation and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) via creating engaging software that facilitates English language acquisition. Due to my background in computer assisted language learning, I am able to create specific computerized lessons (online and offline) that can address any weakness that a non native speaker may have in English; whether it be with reading, writing, listening or speaking. In essence, unlike other ESL teachers, I can make a specific lesson plan that will help you overcome any obstacles that may be preventing you from becoming fluent in English.
I currently teach an online advanced academic ESL reading/writing class for the Lingua Franca Institute at the Washington University of Virginia utilizing Zoom and the Google Classroom LMS platform. Prior to this, I taught ESL/Business English to adult corporate clients and TOEFL iBT prep/ESL classes for adults.
My international teaching experience includes overseas assignments teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) enlisted military personnel at King Abdul Aziz Air Base in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, JCC Maharat College of Technology in Jazan, Saudi Arabia, a college high intermediate Preparatory Year Program (PYP) EFL class for Saudi males at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and a PYP EFL intermediate reading/writing class at Al Qassim University in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia. I also instructed college preparatory/TOEFL courses for the English Language Academy at Los Angeles City College for 12 years.
My educational background includes a BA degree in Spanish/English and I'm currently working on my MA in education in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). In addition, I currently possess a California Adult Education Credential for ESL, a New York State Education Department Teacher Certificate for ESOL and a Defense Language Institute American Language Course Certificate for teaching military personnel the DLI English curriculum at the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and military bases around the world.
My particular specialization is teaching reading and writing skills along with simplifying English grammar for non native speakers of English. Thus, if you need assistance with reading, writing, listening or speaking, I can help you quickly reach your goals. Lastly, I speak Spanish and Portuguese in the event you feel more comfortable contacting me in either language. Whenever you are ready to experience the difference in working with an expert ESL instructor, feel free to get into contact with me. I look forward to hearing from you!My local time is 3:33 am on Sun, Jan 17, 2021
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Classes taught by me
|English - TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PET - ESL Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Grammar - Business English, Aviation English (Beginning - Advanced)||active||With more than 20 years experience teaching ESL...||$12.00||Nov 29, 2020|
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|Nov 30, 2020||7:00 am||6:00 pm||11 hours||
Weekly on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and SaturdaysEastern Time (US & Canada)
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|Dec 01, 2020||10:00 am||6:00 pm||8 hours||
Weekly on Tuesdays and ThursdaysEastern Time (US & Canada)
|Dec 01, 2021|