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I am currently studying a 100 diploma from www.OnTesol.com. I am also very interested in conducting free conversational sessions over Skype with English learners. I enjoy the fact that there is a forum for TESOL teachers and I hope to be in touch with many new people and ideas throughout my career. My background is not in linguistics, but I am looking forward to learning the art of language analysis and teaching. I am interested in how people communicate and how I can contribute to their success in English language acquisition.
I gained this interest from my Bachelor of Science Degree in Botany which used a lot of latin words to describe different plant structures and forms. I learned that to be able to describe something you have to have a system of organizing and classifying objects and actions. This system is what we call language, and interestingly enough, science is a language and a system of using it for a specific, objective, and results oriented purpose.
I hope that someday I may be able to assist professionals with academic english or english for a specific purpose. However, in the meantime, I will review my Englsh grammar and drill it into my head so I can know it enough to teach it. Does anyone know of any other ways that teaching english is employed in the service of the public.
29-year old British TEFL teacher and author
Hello all, My name is Richard and I am...