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Alana Murphy

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class
Englisch
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Spricht

Englisch
Muttersprachler
,
Spanisch
C1
,
Arabisch
B2
,
Tagalog
B1
,
Mandarin
B1

Über Mich

Hello! My name is Alana Murphy. I am a native English speaker with significant experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). I have served as an English Teacher both within the United States and in other countries, working with both advanced speakers who want to improve their conversational ability and beginners who are still unfamiliar with English pronunciation. I believe that storytelling and conversation are incredibly important parts of language learning, and therefore encourage my students to speak as much as possible! Especially in the beginning, I believe it is more important to use whatever words you can rather than use them perfectly. I also love to break down complex grammar concepts and explain them in an easy to remember way that actually makes sense. Moreover, I am an avid language learner myself, and have spent considerable time learning Arabic, Spanish, and Tagalog! I would be happy to work with students from these language backgrounds who are looking for a language instructor that understands their native tongue.

Lehrkraftstatistiken

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Zeitplan

Lehrerfahrung

Anfänger
Grundkenntnisse
Fortgeschrittener Anfänger
Selbständige Sprachverwendung
Fachkundige Sprachkenntnisse
American English

Lebenslauf

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2018 - 2019
MMSc in Global Affairs
Tsinghua University - Beijing, China
Focus in Public Policy
2011 - 2015
B.A. Public Policy Analysis
Pomona College - Claremont, California USA
Focus in Politics

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2017 - 2018
Volunteer English Teacher
Para Sus Niños - Quito, Ecuador
Instructed beginner, intermediate, and advanced level English classes focused on learning and practicing new grammar concepts as well as using class time for conversation practice. Developed and shaped class curriculum to meet students needs. Incorporated games and class activities in order to engage students.
2016 - 2016
Volunteer English Teacher
World Relief Chicago - Chicago, IL USA
Worked closely with Arabic speakers just beginning to learn English in order to improve their pronunciation and English comprehension. Organized and led group activities. Focused on explaining grammar concepts clearly and encouraging students to speak and practice new vocabulary.
2013 - 2013
Assistant English Teacher
World Relief Chicago - Chicago, IL USA
Worked one-on-one with students to provide additional support for those struggling with pronunciation or seeking to conquer grammar concepts. Also led group activities focused on acquiring vocabulary particularly useful within professional or work environments.
2012 - 2012
English Teacher
The Family Center - Sahab, Jordan
Developed a 3rd and 4th grade level English Language curriculum, and taught ESL classes for kindergarteners, middle-school aged children, and adult women.
2010 - 2011
English Teacher
Mahatta Baptist Church - Amman, Jordan
Developed and instructed an introductory level English curriculum for Iraqi refugees hoping to be resettled in English speaking countries.
2010 - 2011
English Teacher
Second Circle Center - Amman, Jordan
Taught English in a classroom setting for adults working to improve their conversational ability and better understand English grammar.
2019 - 0
Project Based Learning Coordinator
Joyview Education - Beijing, China
Facilitates project based learning for high school students - lessons focused on integrated marketing, organizational analysis, storytelling, and framing techniques.