I have several years experience as an English teacher. My students are mostly adult learners who can read English but don't understand spoken English very well. I am fascinated by languages and can speak Italian and English fluently. Speaking two languages helps me predict what phrases will be difficult for students. I design my courses with two primary objectives:
1.) to help students understand spoken English
2.) to engage students in speaking/rehearsing
and two secondary objectives:
1.) to highlight pronunciation
2.) to reinforce basic grammar
When I'm not teaching or translating I enjoy studying. My favorite topics are religion, history, medicine, science and linguistics.