Hello from the UK! My name is Derrie, and I was lucky enough to spend over 10 years travelling and teaching around the world before settling down and establishing my own English language business in Wales. I have taught English in some incredible locations such as Russia, China and Fiji to name a few, as well teaching in one of the largest further education colleges in the UK.
I believe that we as teachers must have a desire to teach, a strong understanding of language learning pedagogy, and a passion for the language we are teaching. My enthusiasm for English led me to gain a first-class degree in Linguistics, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a CELTA before moving onto teacher training sessions to share my experience and enthusiasm for English language teaching. Nevertheless, I also make sure to stay up to date with the latest language learning methodologies and believe that the learning process never stops.
Wherever and whoever I am teaching, be it teacher training sessions online or teaching English in the classroom, I always ensure that the participants are the main focus of my sessions. That is why I will encourage you to get actively involved in this webinar by using the meeting chat, answering quiz questions and opinion polls, and participating in the online Q&A segment at the end of the session.
I very much look forward to meeting you all online soon!