Paul J


Paul J

About
Paul J


Teacher introduction

In my opinion language learning is most successful if the learner feels relaxed, comfortable and confident and when the teaching is both interesting and stimulating. After many years of working and living in numerous countries in the world, where I was involved with multi-lingual work-forces all communicating at various levels and ability in English, I decided on a career change and started to actively teach English. My experience of working with a variety of people of different nationalities gave me an insight into the difficulties that people have when they actually have to communicate and this has allowed me to develop teaching skills which basically involves learning through activities and tasks rather than course books and formal class work

No smoking No pets at home Children at home Private bathroom available
No smoking No pets Children at home Private bathroom

Location information

Location: Brighton

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Gatwick (LGW) £70 each way

 

Academic information

Cert. TESOL [1997], Diploma in TEB [Teaching English for Business] [1999] plus Associate of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers [1970] My years of experience of working in the shipping and logistics industry enable me to offer business skills such as meetings, report writing, presentations etc.

Courses taught

Family information

My son [2006] is a fanatical skateboarder [there is a great skate park in Brighton], he also enjoys cycling, swimming and the cinema. His mother in her 40s also enjoys swimming and cycling plus the cinema and theatre.

Teacher’s photos

Teacher’s hobbies and interests

We enjoy a very active ‘outdoor’ life, by exploring the countryside on our bicycles and walking/camping trips. We are very interested in visiting castles and manor houses plus ancient military fortresses of which there is an abundance of in the south of England. All students that stay with us for home-stay courses are naturally invited along.

About the teacher’s accommodation

My home is a terraced property 300 metres from the beach, the Brighton Wheel and the Pier. It’s a terraced property built on three floors. Our student accommodation comprises a double room with study facilities, a private bathroom adjacent to the bedroom and, probably most importantly wifi.

About the local area

Brighton is a lively seaside town and an entertaining city at all times of the year. You can visit the Royal Pavilion built between 1815-1822 for the then Prince Regent George VI following his first visit to the town in 1783.
Other places of particular interest include The Pier, The Eye similar to that in London but on a smaller scale. For the energetic and young at heart there’s beach volleyball, tennis and of course football plus plenty of late night clubs and discos.
The coastline around Brighton features the famous White Cliffs where you can visit the Seven Sisters a series of stunning rock formations or you can beach comb along the stony beach and even take a dip in the English Channel if you are brave enough!
London is only 50 miles [80 kms] and 50 minutes from Brighton by train where you can enjoy a day or a weekend exploring the sights and delights.