I can help you realize your English language goals for career or social advancement with lessons that are designed specifically for you.
Some students need to develop their vocabulary in a very specific area such as travel, health care, finance, or technology.
In addition, business students often need to develop their social conversation skills to assist them in developing and maintaining their business and working relationships.
Many students are more advanced in their reading and writing skills than their listening and speaking. Communication by email may be relatively easy, but discussions on the phone or in-person can be very difficult.
I am also familiar with the American and British variants of English for learners who must deal with organizations or business associates on both sides of the Atlantic.
Certain sounds in English may not be used in the learner's native language.
Whether they are Italian, Brazilian, or Chinese, students have their own individual pronunciation challenges. That is why pronunciation, word stress, and the rhythm of spoken English is a big component of each lesson.
I also emphasize the importance of phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, and slang that are a huge part of communicating comfortably in English.
If you are an intermediate or advanced English speaker, I am your ideal teacher.
My home is Vancouver, Canada and I have the advantage of a Canadian accent which one of the most easily understood accents in the English-speaking world.
Throughout my thirty-year career, I have conducted courses and made presentations on a variety of business topics.
I am certified to teach English as a second language and have given lessons, both locally and in Europe, for business English and general conversation.
I offer lessons in-person or on Skype.
For in-person lessons, any parking expenses will be charged out at cost.
- TESOL, TESL, TEFL certified to teach English as a second
- Certified in Business Administration
- Travelled extensively throughout United States, Europe, and
Japan for business.
- Familiar with British and American variants of English language.
- Ongoing professional voice training for radio and TV.
Perfect! Lorraine is an excellent teacher. She carefully listened what is my goal and what I want to improve and she prepared the material to practice with.
Perfect! Had a great time learning
Perfect! Lorraine tries to understand my needs and would tailor make the lessons to address my issues. She is very kind, approachable and passionate about languages and literatures. I enjoy her lessons a lot.
Perfect! Lorraine is very knowledgeable, she quickly identified the area that required attention. She has systems and processes in place. I feel very blessed that I can work with her. Already noticing major improvements. Greatly recommended. Thank you so nuch!
Perfect! Great teacher, the best!
Luigi is a highly motivated learner and a very nice person as well. It is a pleasure to help him improve his English for his new position in the IT field.
Perfect! Lorraine is a wonderful English teacher who is helping me with Pronunciation, vocabulary, everyday conversations and idiomatic expressions. She is helping me determine what areas I need to work on, in order to achieve my goals. She has strong passion and her online classes are very effective for me. I do recommend her strongly.
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