English is one of the richest languages in terms of vocabulary, with over 200,000 words in common use. This makes it a wonderful language for those who speak it fluently to manoeuvre.
In multicultural Britain, not everyone speaks English with the fluency of those who have it as a first language, and therefore the language’s subtleties and scope are not always easily understood by everyone.
I have been teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) for over 14 years now, and also deliver training to other English teachers. In everyday life I very frequently witness situations where there is miscommunication between native and non-native English speakers, whether in a clinic waiting room, library, on a shop floor or in numerous other services. Through my training and experience in my line of work I know how language can be adjusted to avoid misunderstandings in these situations, and I would like to assist staff in doing this.
I have delivered my ‘communication facilitation’ training workshop at various organisations, including Bristol City Council departments, and am taking bookings from other companies. My sessions are tailored in length and content to suit your situation.
I have a degree in Linguistics, a Cambridge/RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and a Level 5 DTLLS Certificate of Education with subject specialisms in both ESOL and Literacy. Most importantly, I can share my expertise in an accessible, friendly and focussed way.