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Increase Understanding, Increase Productivity, Increase Teacher and Learner Satisfaction
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Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 9 mins on-demand audio
  • 21 Articles
  • 52 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • to develop an understanding of what makes up the English language (the building blocks) and why an understanding is important before you commence training
  • to have an awareness of English teaching methods
  • to understand how accelerated learning techniques can be integrated into ESL training programs
  • to develop an awareness of different adult learning styles and preferences, which impact on your lesson planning, choice of materials and teaching method
  • to use the above information to plan better lessons, teach more effectively, be better able to identify and explain errors, and choose appropriate assessment tasks for your ESL students
  • to effectively and efficiently teach the core English skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing with confidence and ease
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Requirements
  • You’re passionate about being an English trainer to speakers of other languages
  • You have a TESOL (e.g. CELTA) certificate and want extra insights and practical teaching strategies to complement it
  • You don’t have TESOL certificate, but want to teach English and need a launching point
  • You’re committed to excellence in English training
Description

Would you like to design and deliver more effective, customised English training sessions?

How about improving your skills in identifying and adapting material to create original learning resources?  Or putting together on-point lesson plans and appropriate testing material?

Would you like access to lesson plans and original audio and printed English training material which you can take directly into your classroom?

If you’re new to ESL teaching and want all that and more, then this course is for you.

This comprehensive course for ESL trainers capitalises on my many years' experience as a language trainer, distilling knowledge I wish I'd had in the early days of my teaching career.

Practical tips and resources? This course has got it.

Foundation skills? This course covers it. And the course constantly grows with you.

With a better understanding of what English is and how we can effectively teach it, we help our students express themselves accurately and effectively.

Material will be regularly added, and feedback is actively sought. So please consider this your ongoing reference for continual learning and improvement.

Be the best ESL trainer you can be!

Last Content Update: 11 May 2017

Who is the target audience?
  • You are an ESL instructor (recently or not yet qualified) looking for an overview of English which can easily be translated into the learning environment.
  • You want a course which is interactive, innovative, educative and above all - enjoyable
  • You want access to original resources, permissible for you to download, refer to, and use in the classroom
  • Unless you want a refresher, this course is probably not appropriate if you're an experienced ESL trainer
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
04:03:55
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Introduction to the course
3 Lectures 06:13

Updated Lecture: 9 May 2017

With a revitalised structure and new content, it was necessary to re-introduce the course, our goals, your benefits and your teacher! Grab a cup of tea and settle down for some fabulous English Teacher Learning Time!

Preview 03:06

A brief wee chat about the immediate benefits of undertaking this course.  Just so we're on the same page!

How this course is going to immediately deliver results (coming soon)
02:38

A brief bit of advice on what to do in case of problems with the course content, finding resources or any other issues. (Hint: contact me first!)

What to do in case of problems
00:29

Pre-Course Quiz
6 questions
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Language Teaching and Language Learning
3 Lectures 23:49
A Brief History of Language Teaching: How Teaching Methods Have Changed
14:56


Why are we ESL trainers important - and increasingly so? This lecture examines that question and sets us up for the lessons to come. As adult learners we need to know WHY we're learning - that's what this lecture answers.

English as a global language, and why trained & terrific ESL trainers are needed
02:37
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Working in the Classroom - Who, What, and Why
7 Lectures 47:42

Different learners have different learning styles and different needs-  When we understand these styles and needs, we frame more effective lessons and create a more motivating learning environment. Let's explore this in greater detail together.  Please keep an eye out for the tasks at the end of this section.

In focus: The Teacher and the Learner
14:25

Comments on Learner Types
02:30

In Focus: The Classroom
15:51

In Focus: Practical Skills in the Classroom
12:51

A practical activity for you to complete, focusing on the concept of the "good" teacher.

Task: "Good" Teachers
00:11

A practical activity for you to complete, looking at how to recognise a "good" teacher.

Task: Recognising "Good" Teachers
00:13

What exactly is a class library? It can take many different forms, from a selection of books in one corner of the room, to a book box containing a range of readers at slightly different levels.

Relevance is an importance issue when it comes to class libraries.

Let’s briefly examine the topic of class libraries now.

Moment for Reflection: Class Library
01:41
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Developing an Awareness of Language
2 Lectures 16:18

Roll up your sleeves and sharpen your pencil, teachers, because this text lecture has multiple associated activities designed to get you thinking, learning and participating. We need this overview and these tasks to hone our understanding of what we're doing in the classroom, what difficulties our students may face, and how we can best be prepared to assist.

About English Grammar - More Than Just Tenses
08:23

Basic Units of Grammar
07:55
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Understanding English Grammar - The Language Skeleton
2 Lectures 10:00

Purpose: this lecture breaks down the elements of English, and sets us up for learning. We touch on adult learning principles (which can be examined in more detail by request - please leave me a note in the Discussion Board). By the end of this lecture we will have refreshed the elements of English, namely the grammar terms, and have them forefront in our minds for the upcoming, detailed lectures.

Transcript of Lecture:

I've been asked by many a newly-qualified ESL trainer: "What on earth is the Present Perfect? Present Simple? Past Continuous???? How can I learn all these terms, Jacqui? I feel stupid sometimes because English is my native language, so why isn't it easy to teach it?"

It's a good question, right? And it's one that I also struggled with as a new trainer. If I can speak the language, why can't I teach it? Because many of us weren't taught the basics of our language in school. And for those of us who never learned a second language, we don't have that sense for the building blocks. Communicating comes automatically ("unconscious competence" to use a term from Noel Burch's Four Stages of Learning, which I encourage you to read up on. Please see the Supplementary Material section for this lecture).

It took me about a year to feel comfortable teaching English, to have a sense of ease with the ins and outs, exceptions to rules and the wibbly-wobbly bumpy bits and pieces. So let's take a look at the structure of our skeleton, and all the fabulous wibbly-wobbly components it has to offer.

Diving right in (and expanding on the information in the previous lecture), we have...

Present

  • Present Simple: used for facts, routine, who does what, when, where and how (often) and states
  • Present Continuous: what is happening at the moment?
  • Questions, Answers, Positives, Negatives, Signal Words (auxiliary verbs / adverbs of frequency)
  • Comparisons between the forms + exercises, supplementary material and quizzes!

Perfect

  • Present Perfect: what have you done?
  • Present Perfect Continuous: what have you been doing?
  • Questions, Answers, Positives, Negatives, Signal Words, Common Mistakes
  • Comparisons between the forms + exercises, supplementary material and quizzes!

Past

  • Past Simple: used for finished time, finished actions and results.
  • Past Continuous: used for actions which took place in the past, over a period of time.
  • Comparison with Present Perfect (see above).
  • Questions, Answers, Positives, Negatives, Signal Words
  • Further comparisons between the forms + exercises, supplementary material and quizzes!

Future

  • Plans, arrangements, predictions, schedules
  • "Will" future (what do you think the world will be like in 20 years?)
  • "going to" future (what are you going to do?)
  • future continuous (what are you going to do on the weekend?)
  • future perfect (what will you have done by the end of the week?)
  • Questions, Answers, Positives, Negatives, Signal Words
  • Comparisons between the forms + exercises, supplementary material and quizzes!

As mentioned previously:

at every step along the way we will be forming sentences, questions, positive and negative answers;

every lecture comes with explanations, stories, pictures, exercises, activities and a simple question: what more can I do for you?

And one more point: vocabulary will be included in every lecture, and these will also be presented in word lists or word maps.

It is also planned that every lecture will have a business application of the language, so the resources can also be used in business English training programs. These are currently in progress.

So, to recap: In this lecture we have refreshed the elements of English, namely the grammar terms.

Put simply, by the end of this lecture you should have a colourful overview of the English Language, what is going to be covered in this course, and how it is broken up (and why).

Let's begin!

Preview 04:19

We need to increase our own vocabulary before we can confidently teach English, and part of this is refreshing the basics such as - what is an adjective? an adverb? how can I quickly identify it?

Now, we may have learned this in Primary School but if you're like me, that was last century! And many of us never had these English basics in school. So this lecture will refresh your own vocabulary and set you up for success in the ESL classroom.

Preview 05:41

Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz!
2 questions
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When, What and How Can We Present Language
7 Lectures 42:39
Warm-Up Task
00:12

This lecture gets into the technical side of English training, the nitty-gritty of working with our learners, understanding their needs, understanding the levels of language competency and how to most effectively start identifying what to teach, when to teach it and with what appropriate activities.

There are four tasks associated with this lecture (which can also be downloaded as a PDF).  To get the most benefit from the information contained in this lecture and the associated tasks, you should share your feedback in the Q&A section, and participate in conversations with your fellow-teachers.

When to Present a New Piece of Language
12:10

Here's our first of three techniques for introducing new language into the classroom (the others coming up in the following two lectures).  We look at what explanation is, its benefits and drawbacks, and how we go about actually doing it in the classroom.

Please keep in mind that we look at all three techniques before commencing an activity.

Practical Classroom Technique: Explanation (Presentation Stage)
11:20

The second technique for presenting new language is called elicitation, and we cover the ins and outs in this lecture.

Practical Classroom Technique: Elicitation (Presentation Stage)
08:29

This is the third and final technique for presenting new language to your English students, before which you have a task to complete!

Practical Classroom Technique: Discovery Learning (Presentation Stage)
03:34

Teaching Vocabulary
06:39

To help you along in your career as an English teacher, I'm providing you with various resources I've created and used over the years. Please feel free to print, photocopy and distribute, but please don't remove my name or copyright.  Of course I won't know if you do or not, but it would create bad karma, and nobody wants that!

Multiple Teaching Resources For You
00:15
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English Tenses - Basic Explanations and Activities
27 Lectures 01:20:11
Introduction to the Section
00:29

This is an audio recording of my sister, Vivienne O'Connell, reading our introduction to the sounds of Present Simple. As with each item of grammar in this course I wrote the text specifically for the Udemy platform, and it forms the basis of exercises which you will find attached to upcoming lectures.

It's aim is to focus your thoughts on this foundation piece of grammar, and is our first step into making you as familiar with it as you are with... well... with something you're very familiar with!

I encourage you to listen and read the associated transcript, which is available as a downloadable resource.

You may use this recording and the transcript in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Present Simple - Introductory Tale - Listen and Read
02:08

In this lecture we encounter our foundation stone (or "bone", to continue the Language Skeleton analogy), without which we cannot continue. The Present Simple. We discuss it's purpose, use and signal words. By the end of this lecture you'll be conversant in the basics, which we need in order to continue and add more "bones" to our skeleton.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Present... simple? Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts...
05:17

In order to more effectively train your ESL students, and to be prepared for any curly questions which may come your way, you've got to know each element of the English Language Skeleton like the back of your hand.

This lecture delves into signal words - the auxiliary verb "do", adverbs of frequency and how we build sentences.

By the end of this lecture you'll be adept at identifying Present Simple, which complements previously-learned knowledge of why we need the Present Simple.

To refresh: for facts, routines, timetables.

Following these knowledge-based lectures we look at practical implementation.

Present... simple? Breaking it down...
04:48

Catering for all learning types (for more information please see the attachment on VARK - also useful in your lesson planning and delivery), this lecture is a musical interlude on positive and negative structures, designed not only for Visual / Auditory learners, but also as a resource in your lessons: all the examples provided in the video are available as downloads for your lessons.

Present... simple? Positives and Negatives...
02:29

How do we build questions and answers in the Present Simple, and what signal words do we use... and in what order? This is our final piece of the Present Simple puzzle, from which we begin to plan how we can introduce this to our ESL students.

Present... simple? Questions and Answers...
05:33

Every trainer keeps a Toolbox of handy hints and tips which only grow over time - advice from other trainers, useful websites, handy resources and so on. I'm no different and after so many years as an ESL trainer my toolbox is overflowing (despite discarding resources I created early on in my career - cringeworthy now!)

This lecture contains information to add to your personal ESL Trainer Toolbox on teaching the Present Simple. As with all lectures in this course it's designed to ensure you're Classroom Ready.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Classroom Toolbox - Teaching the Present Simple
03:12

Present Simple Quiz
3 questions

This audio recording is our introduction to the sounds of Present continuous. It's aim is to focus your thoughts on this beautiful, "-ing" piece of grammar, and is our first step into making you as familiar with it as you are with... well... with something you're very familiar with!

I encourage you to listen and read the associated transcript, which is available as a downloadable resource.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Present Continuous - Introductory Tale - Listen and Read
02:23

We need to understand the ins and outs of the Present Continuous so we're classroom ready, particularly for our ESL students for whom this type of grammar is completely new. So this lecture breaks it down, and starts to give us the language and tools we can use on our classroom.

Continuing on... Present Continuous (aka. Progressive)
06:55

This lecture is text-based and focuses on:

  1. the structure of Present Continuous' questions and negatives,
  2. a comparison with Present Simple,
  3. frequently asked questions (by students, collected over so many years of teaching)

Without having these basics firmly in our mind, we won't be prepared for our students' questions or problems, and our lessons will be in danger of becoming muddled or difficult for students to follow.

So by the end of this lesson, you'll not only be a professional in Present Continuous, but also in being able to explain and demonstrate it to your students.

Continuing on... the details and a comparison with Present Simple
01:43

Time to update your Toolbox of handy hints and tips!

This lecture contains information to add to your personal ESL Trainer Toolbox on teaching the Present Continuous. As with all lectures in this course it's designed to ensure you're Classroom Ready.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Classroom Toolbox - Teaching the Present Continuous
01:08

Listening and reading are all well and good, but you're the ESL teachers and you've got to activate your skills... which is where this lecture some into it.

In this lecture I give you an example of material I used in my early teaching days (an exercise for a group of beginner students) - I'd like you to create similar material for two specific groups.

By the end of this lecture you'll not only have my material to add to your Toolbox, you'll also have had hands-on practice at preparing beginner-level material.

NOTE: Don't forget that while you can use this or any material provided in this course, I encourage you to personalise material where practical. Further, where using specific vocabulary I encourage pre-teaching the vocabulary prior to introducing the exercises. In supporting your students you're giving them the ability to be successful which flows into their motivation.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Your turn - Present Simple or Continuous - Create a worksheet
01:17

Present Simple or Continuous??
2 questions

This audio recording is our introduction to the sounds of Present Perfect. It's aim is to focus your thoughts on this "perfect" piece of grammar, and is our first step into making you as familiar with it as you are with... well... with something you're very familiar with!

I encourage you to listen and read the associated transcript, which is available as a downloadable resource.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Present Perfect - Introductory Tale - Listen and Read
01:57

In my many years of training I've found this particular tense to cause the most problems, because there are a few things at play:

  • students need to learn so many irregular verbs, plus the different pronunciation of regular verbs (with an -ed ending)
  • this tense may or may not exist in your students' L1
  • where this tense does exist in your students' L1, it may be used in a different way or have a different meaning.

It can be difficult to explain, demonstrate or teach this tense and so this section aims to make you familiar with the look and feel of the Present Perfect, and demonstrate effective ways in which it can be introduced and taught to your ESL students.

Present Perfect... so what is this??
07:35

Every trainer keeps a Toolbox of handy hints and tips which only grow over time - advice from other trainers, useful websites, handy resources and so on. I'm no different and after so many years as an ESL trainer my toolbox is overflowing (despite discarding resources I created early on in my career - cringeworthy now!)

This lecture contains information to add to your personal ESL Trainer Toolbox on teaching the Present Perfect. As with all lectures in this course it's designed to ensure you're Classroom Ready.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Classroom Toolbox - Teaching the Present Perfect
01:41

This audio recording is our introduction to the sounds of Past Simple. It's aim is to focus your thoughts on this foundation piece of the past, and is our first step into making you as familiar with it as you are with... well... with something you're very familiar with!

I encourage you to listen and read the associated transcript, which is available as a downloadable resource.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Past Simple - Introductory Tale - Listen and Read
02:10

Before I write anything else, I'd like to flag that this lecture contains photos of my great-grandparents, including a wedding photo taken in around 1910 (my Grandpa was born in 1911). My Udemy students only get the best!

Now, down to the details of this lecture... we encounter the Past Simple tense, look at its components and also signal words. As humans we're naturally pulled to conversations about things which happened in the past, and our ESL students will need this quite early on in their training. As an ESL teacher you need to be absolutely conversant with the ins and outs of this tense, and that's what this lecture sets you up for.

This lecture also contains downloadable material for your Teacher Toolbox.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Past.. Simple? Introduction
04:25

In this lecture we hone in on signal words and auxiliary, compare the structure and usage to Present Simple, and provide ample examples of how this tense is formed, how to identify it. This is a natural progression from the previous lectures and leads nicely into Past Continuous.

Building our English Grammar Skeleton is a step-by-step process, so by the end of this lecture you will be more than halfway through the construction of this skeleton. You'll be confident at identifying this tense and ready to start learning teaching techniques.

Past... Simple? Breaking it down... Signal Words
04:13

There are three distinct ways of pronouncing Past Simple regular verbs, and this lecture identifies those three ways as well as the "signal sounds" we can show our students to help them more easily learn the correct pronunciation.

I've found it most effective - in the first instance at least - to be soft on the difference between "t" and "d" endings, concentrating rather on "id" pronunciation endings. If we consider the difference between impeding and non-impeding errors (not in relation to sentence construction or grammar but rather in relation to pronunciation) then I think you'll agree this is a good starting point. After all, a student who says "I live-ed in Berlin" will get more of a giggle (and possible negative marking in an English examination) than one who says - with a hard "t" sound - "I lived(t) in Berlin".

So, by the end of this lecture you'll have the tools you need to see and show the difference in pronunciation for regular verbs.

Past Simple - Pronunciation Guide
10 pages

In this lecture we not only cover why we need the Past Simple, but you have the opportunity to get stuck into some hands-on work creating your own material according to a wee scenario I've included in the lecture.

So, by the end of this lecture you'll have produced some more material for your Teacher's Toolbox, which you'll be immediately able to use!

You may use this material (that given here in the lecture) in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Why on earth do we need the Past Simple? Keeping it real...
01:57

I was thinking, while I was planning this lecture, how to describe the importance of the Past Continuous when an idea came to mind... don't tell, demonstrate! And so I did, in that first sentence.

Just as the Present Continuous can be difficult for our learners, so can the Past Continuous. And sometimes for us also! If we've never actively thought about how we use this little gem, how can we confidently and effectively describe it to our ESL learners?

This lecture seeks to solve this quandary, and it's supported by examples and sets us up for the complementary following lecture.

Past Continuous... what on earth is this?
03:21

We can't simple look at Past Continuous in a bubble - it would be like trying to stand on one leg without the support of your foot, ankle or tibia. So in this lecture we examine the differences between the Past Simple and Past Continuous - what are the differences in meaning? Do we need both tenses?

Why, of course we do!

So by the end of this lecture you'll have compared the two tenses and be familiar with the differences. Further, the downloadable section of this lecture will give you idea of how to use this tense in your classroom and activities you can adapt to suit different learner types.

Past Continuous... Comparisons with Past Simple
03:53

Yes, we're adding more tidbits of information into your Teacher Toolbox. In this lecture we look at what we need to be teaching our ESL students in terms of the past tense, and one specific sample lesson plan of how to introduce one element.

By the end of this lecture you'll have another string in your bow, another element for your toolbox, and have a foundation lesson for teaching Past Simple, - Pronunciation of Regular Verbs.

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Past Tenses - a Teacher's Toolbox Tip
01:07

Together we've identified present, past and perfect tenses, filled out Teacher Toolbox, and progressively built our English Language Skeleton... but something's missing. Without the future, our skeleton isn't complete. And that's what we look at in this lecture.

Being able to talk about future plans and arrangements is part of our daily dialogue, and our students need this ability. Before we teach them, though, we need to be clear ourselves not only on what the forms are, but how they look, how they're used and from there - how can we teach them.

In this lecture we examine three main future forms: will, going to and present continuous. By the end of this lecture you'll have an understanding not only of these three forms but also potential problems your students may face. Forewarned is forearmed, as they say.

Future.... examining, describing and comparing forms
07:11

This Teacher's Toolbox comes in the shape of a PDF document, which covers not only ideas on how to teach future forms to your students but also provides you with a sample lesson plan.

So by the end of this lecture you've got a lesson plan at your fingertips which you can adapt and expand according to the needs of your students. Go forth and teach!

You may use this material in your lessons, but you must credit me. In other words:

© Copyright. Jacqueline Seidel. 2015. May be used for educational purposes without written permission but with a citation to this source.

Future.... Teacher Toolbox
1 page

Once again, this is a lecture which gives us the opportunity to actively apply the knowledge we've covered thus far. The benefit of this lecture is you'll have more material for your Teacher Toolbox, which you can take directly to your students.

Enjoy!

Your turn - Future (will / might) - Create an activity
00:59

The fabulous complexities of our English Language Skeleton really come to light in this text-based lecture, which examines two future forms: Future Perfect Simple and Future Perfect Continuous, and then goes on to demonstrate how we can slowly yet surely introduce them to our students. You'll be professionals at understanding and explaining the future tenses at the end of this lecture!

Future.... other useful forms to know
02:17
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 04:47

It's time now to take a look back at the topics we've covered so far, and refresh what we've learned. As is good practice, at the end of a lesson we reflect and refresh.

By the end of this lecture that's exactly what we will have done, and you'll be all set for the end of course Quiz!

Re-capping the main points
03:24

End of Course Super-Quiz!
9 questions

This is the final lecture in our course, and one in which I have the opportunity to thank you for your participation. I certainly hoped the course met your expectations and I welcome your feedback. Remember, through Udemy you have lifetime access to this course, and I intend that it grows and develops with your input.

Thank you for your participation, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Jacqui.

Thank you and Goodbye!
01:23
About the Instructor
Jacqueline Seidel
4.2 Average rating
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15,370 Students
15 Courses
Managing Director, Training Specialist

ENGLISH PROFILE:

I offer two distinct types of courses: for instructional designers and ESL professionals, and for English learners.

For Instructional Designers and ESL Professionals - I want to show you how to build a successful career as a trainer by helping you focus on both the profession and the possibilities generated by implementing instructional design principles and observing best practice business management. 

Why? Because I love being a successful business owner, I love being a trainer. And I want to share this passion and enthusiasm with you, help you solve training problems and build a successful career.

For English Learners - capitalise on my 11 years’ experience training business professionals in effective communication skills, and find out why my clients keep coming back for more!

So, who am I? I'm an Australian business skills and language trainer based in Germany since early 2006, and my professional background is originally in the Australian private and public sectors. I combine this business and policy background with a passion for providing interesting, engaging and enjoyable training programs.

Through my company, O'Connell Advanced Training Solutions, I provide advanced coaching and development in more effective business English communication, delivered through competency-based, customised, individual or small group training programs.

My clients include multi-national corporations, medium-sized enterprises and individuals.

I look forward to seeing you in my courses and to helping you be the best trainer you can be. 

You can contact me for workshops or customised face-to-face training solutions.

UND JETZT AUF DEUTSCH:

Seit 2006 arbeite ich als freiberuflicher Sprachtrainer in Deutschland. Mit meinem Unternehmen O’Connell Advanced Training Solutions arbeite ich für Privat-Personen sowie Studenten  aus verschiedensten Unternehmen und Industriezweigen, um Englisch-Kenntnisse effektiv zu verbessern und interkulturelle Besonderheiten zu vermitteln.

Der Fokus meines Trainings liegt auf kompetentem, individualisiertem Unterricht mit starker Erfolgsorientierung. Praxisnähe, moderne Lehrmethoden und engagierter und unterhaltsamer Unterricht machen das Lernen bei mir einfacher und schneller.

Je nach Situation kann der Unterricht für Einzel-Personen oder kleine Gruppen, als persönliches Training oder als Online-Lesson organisiert werden.

Gerne helfe ich Dir, Dein Englisch zu verbessern! Kontaktiere mich einfach, und gemeinsam finden wir den besten Weg zum “Englisch-Profi”.

O'Connell Advanced Training Solutions
4.1 Average rating
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2,787 Students
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We've been providing customised training solutions to SMEs and multinationals since 2006, and our reputation as effective, engaging trainers continues to grow.

"We have used Jacqui on several occasions for the language training and education of our employees and we will also involve her in the future. Jacqui offers a very pleasant teaching style and through this, our employees quickly achieved their learning goals." -- T. Pietzsch, Geschäftsführer, GETT Gerätetechnik GmbH

O'Connell Advanced Training Solutions is your partner for capacity strengthening  training programs.

Offline, we provide advanced coaching and development in effective Business English communication for small and medium enterprises in Germany, delivered through competency-based, customised, individual or small group training programs.

Online, we broaden our training offers to include specific offers for managers, human resource professionals and corporate trainers.

Both online and offline, we provide personalised, business-relevant solutions which are high-touch, confidential, flexible and friendly.

- Jacqueline Seidel, Managing Director