EVTV 4 Skills Lessons
For Professionals who are Non-native Speakers of English
Take Your English to the Next Level!
Before each class you will have a short before class activity to complete. Skype, Google Docs and other internet resources are used for the majority of the classes. The beauty of Skype is that you can get these one-on-one private lessons anywhere/anytime you have an internet connection. The beauty of Google Docs is that you can be a co-editor as well as have a record of the lesson highlights for further review and future reference. You will receive practical feedback orally during the lesson and afterwards in writing.
EVTV 4 Skills Lessons are for professionals with a strong intermediate or advanced level of English who need to maintain and expand their level of fluency and accuracy, while expanding their vocabulary and comprehension. Ideal candidates for EVTV 4 Skills Lessons also want to increase their confidence and the ease with which they are understood by educated native speakers of English.
In addition to authentic videos, audio recordings and texts used in your lessons, you will be introduced to online resources that you can tap into at anytime on demand.
What do you enjoy listening to in English? What do you have to listen to in English? Learn how to prepare your mind before listening to get the most out of what you will be listeing to. Expose yourself to a great number of listenings and don't hesitate to listen to the same thing multiple times if you find it enjoyable and/or mildly challenging. There are so many things that you can get from listening: answers, questions, pronunciation, intonation, expanded vocabulary, familiarity with unfamiliar accents...and more!
Reading expands your vocabulary. Reading while listening to the accompanying audio not only expands vocabulary but improves pronunciation and sentence stress. Reading is useful since it gives you and others pleasure and information. Have you started reading to your children in English? Reading and listening are input skills that will spill over in a positive way into your speaking and writing when it comes to vocabulary and sentence strucutre.
Speaking & Writing
One-on-one conversations take place both (1) voice to voice, and (2) through synchronous written communication. These sessions may include, on an as needed basis, vocabulary expansion, conversation skills, and pronunciation/ accent reduction. You will be assisted in sentence construction, concise email writing and longer formal compositions. The type of writing included depends on what your current and anticipated real-life activities in English may require of you.
Speaking & Writing
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Once there is an agreement, then payment can be made anytime before the first class. Online classes are 30, 45 or 60 minutes. In-person classes are 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Follow this sequence and we will be on the road to your enhanced level of English on a start date convenient for you.
(1) Contact Teacher Nia by email.
(2) Complete and return the GIF form.
(3) Confirm and attend the online evaluation appointment. Allow 30 minutes.
(4) Review the written evaluation of your spoken English.
(5) Read carefully the detailed proposal that will be sent to you within just a few hours of the evaluation.
After reading the proposal, contact Teacher Nia, so the proposal can be reviewed online and any desired changes made. Up until this point you are under no obligation whatsoever!
Nia's formal training as a teacher includes a CELTA (2008) and ICELT (2013), both from the University of Cambridge. Additionally, it includes two professional development course certificates: E-Learning and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)—taken at the university where she taught from January 2011 to June 2013 in Mexico. Her informal training includes over eight years of experience teaching English as a second language and English as a foreign language in the USA and Mexico.
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