My name is Christen. I am from the United States of America and I love languages. I have taught English as a second language since 2011, and I hope to continue my professional career here.
I am a certified teaching ESL (English as a Second Language). I have taught students from the ages of 4 to 65! I teach conversational English, English grammar, and Business English. I have also helped students improve their English exam scores, specifically in IELTS.
My approach to language learning is to learn like a child. Children learn by making an effort to speak, even if they don't know exactly what they're saying. All they have is their parent (in your case, your teacher) to help them express themselves. Children also enjoy reading and learning through their experiences. I like to have conversations with my students after reading a text, or talking about something that we both enjoy.
I think that conversation is the best way to learn English, especially when you have a designated topic to discuss. I like to provide my students with a subject to think about, so that our conversations run smoothly. At the student's request, I correct them as soon as they make a mistake, with a brief explanation afterward.