I was born in Canada and lived there for 25 years. I can speak English very well, and teaching languages to other people is my passion. I speak Polish and a small amount of French language as well.
I lived in Poland for 1 year, have been living in Abu Dhabi for 1 year. I am a technical trade instructor for a large company in Abu Dhabi. I am one of the most patient people you will ever meet, which is a good personal skill to have when teaching languages. I have a wife, three young children - two of whom were born just one month ago. Twins!
I have taken the CELTA TEFL course and really enjoy teaching online. I am very confident with the online platforms, using and sharing information online and am extremely punctual. I am looking to extend my teaching practice as an online teacher, and if/when my family and I move to Poland - teaching online is something I would like to take on full time.
English is as difficult as any other language to learn, it really comes down to how the learner enjoys learning anything new , whether it be sports or skills - the techniques they enjoy in that sense can be applied to learning a language which will only make the experience more enjoyable for the learner and thus providing an easier time achieving the learners’ English speaking/learning goals.
I don’t believe there is a concrete time frame to tell anyone how long it could/would take to learn English. I believe learning functional language is important for any learner of a foreign language and that is something that may be learnt a little quicker than the entire language itself. Learning English is a never ending skill and I believe those that learn/teach English fully understand there is always something new to learn/teach, which adds an element of either excitement or frustration for some. I wish to assist those looking from either side of the elements above.
It is as easy to learn English in Abu Dhabi as it is in any other country around the world - it depends on the teacher, the approach and the willingness/dedication of the learner.
English is as easy as any other language/skill to learn, it truly depends on the dedication, willingness and devotion of the learner, along with the approach and skills from the teacher. I know I try my best to make it as easy for any learner, meaning I take a simple approach and not over complicate anything, along with a large amount of patience.
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