Teacher of English as foreign & second language with years of experience working for leading organisations in this field.

About me

Shivani B.
English and Related Literature
English literature

About this profile

Teacher for English as a foreign language
British Council
United Kingdom

About the job

What I do

I teach English as a foreign/ second language to non native speakers. I specialise in teaching English language to adults but also teach primary and secondary students. In the past I have done corporate training too- teaching Business English (speaking & writing) to working professionals.

Skills I use and how I developed them

My strongest area is enabling students become independent learners. A great deal of patience and an understanding of clients' requirements goes a long way in planning successful lessons.
Interacting with colleagues, peers and being a part of a lot of online forums helps me stay updated with new ideas.

What I like most

Interacting with people from all sorts of backgrounds/ countries/ age groups and helping them become independent learners

Finding and applying for the job

How I looked for work

I looked for companies that recognised TEFL/ CELTA

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

My career

What has helped my career to progress

staying up- to- date, Being flexible with all kinds of teaching areas and accepting different learner profiles.

Courses taken since graduation

Cambridge University's CELTA

My advice to students

My advice to international students looking for work in the UK

My advice to students considering work

As an international student, its not the easy feat to find a job in the UK in this field. I feel EU has a lot more options.

My advice about working in my industry

To always keep yourself updated with the latest especially technology related teaching.

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