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Claudia Karnitz

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Alemán
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Alemán
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Inglés
C2
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Francés
C1

Sobre mí

Hi, I'm Claudia. German is my native language and I studied English and German literature and linguistics at university. I spent 13 years in France and taught myself French years after leaving university. Soon after I started private tutoring German and English.
Learning a language as an adult was the best preparation for finally becoming a teacher. I meant to become a school teacher but decided that teaching big groups in schools was not for me. However, I discovered that I did well in one-to-one teaching. Students liked my approach and made progress. And I liked it as well. So everyone wins!
I also have ample experience in many different office roles in various industries in Germany, France and Scotland. This gave me insight in business processes, culture and many more things that can be useful for teaching.
I now live in the north-east Scotland with my partner and daughter. I'm a curious person and like to learn new things. And meeting new students and learning about what they do and helping them to become proficient in the their chosen language is exciting and satisfying.
Qualifications & Experience
Master in English and German Language and Literature, Education Studies
Certificate of Educational Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
More than 10 years experience of one-to-one tutoring of school children (from 12 years) and adults of all levels - face-to-face and online
Translation, proofreading and copy editing
Teaching Approach
My approach is always adapted to the students' goals, needs and learning styles.
The first lesson is a needs analysis and we spend time talking about why you want to learn and how you like learning a language. Then I make proposals about how we can proceed and what materials we could use. The student makes his/her choice and off we go!
I've taught students exclusively with language text books, without text support or only based on texts and translations - all of them successful!!!
Depending on the level and goals of the student, I also like to use authentic material, such as news or other articles, literature or videos.
I have taught the following during the last 12 years to give you an idea:
Communication, grammar, business language, preparation for extended stays in English- and German-speaking countries and exams, trouble shooting, grammar, text comprehension, vocabulary building, preparation for exams
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Curriculum Vitae

schoolEducación

2017 - 2018
Proofreading and Editing
College of Media and Publishing - Chichester, UK
Course in Proofreading and Editing
1992 - 1997
Magister Artium English and German Language and Literature, Education Studies
University of Cologne - Cologne, Germany
Master level degree

briefcaseExperiencia profesional

2008 - 2016
Language Coach English and German
Freelance - Bordeaux, France
Taught adults from elementary to advanced level – communication, grammar, business language, preparing them for extended stays in English- and German-speaking countries and exams Taught school children from 8 – 18 years – trouble shooting, grammar, text comprehension, vocabulary building, preparation for exams
2006 - 2007
Language Trainer English and German
Mayane Formation, Acadomia, freelance - Bordeaux, France
Taught adults from elementary to advanced level – grammar, communication, business language, preparing them for extended stays in English-speaking countries and exams Taught school children from 12 – 18 years – trouble shooting, grammar, text comprehension, vocabulary building, preparation for exams
2017 - 0
Language Coach English and German
Freelance - Buckie, Scotland
Taught adults and school students from elementary to advanced level – communication, grammar, vocabulary building, preparation for stays in German or English speaking countries, exam preparation, text comprehension and proofreading

diploma_2Certificados

2009 - 2009
Certificate of Educational Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The English Centre - Birmingham, UK
TESOL Certification
Gratis
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5.0
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