Padraic Cummane (Ireland)
Please contact me on Skype or through email to discuss available study plans and discount prices.
Lessons offered > Business English, English Conversation, English Interview and CV Preparation, English Presentation, IELTS and TOEFL Preparation
About me : > 10 years teaching experience in university, high school and corporate settings. > MA Adult Learning / BA English Literature / CELTA / TEFL
- Experience teaching students from Asia, Latin America and the Middle East
- Taught credited university courses in Business English and Job Interview
- Designed and taught tailored Business English courses for companies in Korea, Colombia and Peru. Companies include those from technology, public relations, marketing and medical industries
- Intermediate Spanish speaker. Currently living in Latin America.
- Avid traveler. Have lived in or visited around 25 countries.
- Interests include sports, photography, food, sociology and culture.
I am a highly qualified and experienced English teacher from Ireland. Over the last 10 years I have helped many students to achieve their learning goals and I will do the same for you.
> 10 years teaching experience in university, high school and corporate settings.
> MA Adult Learning / BA English Literature / TEFL
> Experience teaching students from Asia, Latin America and the Middle East
> Taught credited university courses in Business English and Job Interview
> Currently living in Latin America.
> Avid traveler. Have lived in or visited around 25 countries.
> Interests include sports, photography, food, sociology and culture.
About my Classes
I believe in a student-centered environment. In my classes, the student speaks at least 80% of the time. I provide detailed feedback during and after each lesson. I also send all class materials to students before each lesson so that you can pre-study, and thus devote all of your precious class time to speaking! I firmly believe that regular speaking practice is the best way to develop the vocabulary needed for social situations, to increase motivation levels, and to build confidence in your target language. I have included some more information about my lessons below.
Business English skills are becoming increasingly more important for employees in our globalized society. My classes will greatly improve your ability to communicate in corporate settings by focusing on essential business vocabulary, key grammatical structures and business strategy. I have been working on my materials for many years and have a comprehensive database of lessons for you to choose from. Of course, all courses and lessons will be adapted to suit your needs.
Lower Intermediate Lessons
> Describing your company
> Work and Responsibilities
> Start up and growth
> Marketing 1
> Marketing 2
> Corporate Culture
> Projects and Teams
> Internet and Time
Intermediate + Lessons ( Over 150 lessons)
> Business meetings ( Full Course – 12 lessons)
> Negotiations ( Full Course – 8 lessons )
> Management ( Full Course – 16 lessons)
>Telephoning ( Full Course – 12 lessons)
( Up to 60 lessons covering a diverse range of topics. These include conference calls, making arguments, socializing, dealing with problems, organizing your ideas, how to interrupt politely etc. )
I also have extensive experience preparing students for job, visa and internship interviews. I regularly consult with several colleagues with HR backgrounds to stay up to date on what exactly employers are looking for when hiring new employees.
Interview Lessons Include
> Self- Assessments 1-5
> Capabilities ( Skills and Abilities)
> Previous Experience
> Stress Questions
> Negotiating Salary and many more
IELTS and TOEFL
If you are hoping to improve your score in a TOEFL or IELTS test, I have considerable experience preparing students for the exams. Again, all lessons are sent to students before each class so that you have time to prepare. My feedback is detailed and based on the grading criteria in the exam.
If you have any questions please feel free to send me a message and I can send you some sample lessons. Even better, just book a trial lesson and let’s get started!
See you soon,