English Teacher – Speaking Examiner – Syllabus Designer

Academic & Business

WHAT I DO
About

MY ENGLISH LESSONS

I design and implement creative English language courses both in Sicily and online through Abode Connect .

I have been teaching for over 35 years and have helped hundreds of people improve their English in preparation for Cambridge, IELTS and Trinity exams.

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EXAM PREPARATION

I work closely with my students to help them become ready and capable of successfully taking the YL, KET, PET, FCE and CAE Cambridge and IELTS exams.

ESP – ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

Beyond academic and professional certification, my courses are also tailored to serve specific professional needs, such the increment of group dynamics and communication within multi-national companies, writing up an abstract or preparing a presentation for medical conventions, among other business areas.

ONLINE LESSONS

I use Adobe Connect to provide my students with the best online classroom and the most updated course books on the market as well as my own materials.

COURSE SYLLABUS DESIGN

I develop specific courses adequate to student’s need and aims, according to each student and their level of English (CEFR A1 – A2, B1 – B2 and C1 – C2).

"Languages are fascinating things, as they have a life of their own. As a means of communicating with others, we all adapt its use to our specific spheres of influence, realities and needs."
Daniel Foster da Silva
About
About

MY ENGLISH LESSONS

I design and implement creative English language courses both in Sicily and online through Abode Connect .

I have been teaching for over 35 years and have helped hundreds of people improve their English in preparation for Cambridge, IELTS and Trinity exams.

dan-20170512 - peq

EXAM PREPARATION

I work closely with my students to help them become ready and capable of successfully taking the YL, KET, PET, FCE and CAE Cambridge, IELTS and Trinity exams.

ESP – ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

Beyond academic and professional certification, my courses are also tailored to serve specific professional needs, like communication within multi-national companies, or
abstract presentation at doctors’ conventions, etc.

ONLINE LESSONS

I use Adobe Connect to provide my students with the best online classroom and the most updated course books on the market as well as my own materials.

COURSE SYLLABUS DESIGN

I develop specific courses adequate to student’s need and aims, according to each student and their level of English (CEFR A1 – A2, B1 – B2 and C1 – C2).

"Languages are fascinating things, as they have a life of their own. As a means of communicating with others, we all adapt its use to our specific spheres of influence, realities and needs."
Daniel Foster da Silva
About
Our Team

WHO AM I

The last time I looked, I still wasn’t God, but I have been teaching and learning for more than 36 years in the UK, Sweden, Portugal, Angola and now Italy, in Sicily.

SOME FUN FACTS

Each completed course makes me more and more hungry to improve, widen and deepen my student’s “schemata” (knowledge and experience) in using English in their daily lives . And this in turn makes me deliver better, more fine-tuned courses.

4800

Hours taught

75

Company-Client Worked With

90

Completed Projects

45

Countries students are from

Our Team
Services

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

quality and standards | learning environments | dedication and enthusiasm

STANDARDS

The quality standards I base myself on are those of British Council’s, Cambridge Assessment English and W3C, in terms of service, technical expertise and advice and ethics.

ENVIRONMENTS

I use a wide range of suitable tools and platforms to provide a greater learning exposure, embracing language more than just the traditional lesson scenario.

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

My dedication and enthusiasm integrate with my students’ efforts, bringing know-how and experience into the preparation needed for the Cambridge, IETLS and Trinity exams.

Services
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Work

EFL What I have done, do and will do

I have always preferred tutorials and one-to-one sessions, as this allows me to achieve greater results with my students when it concerns areas of study as far apart as simply knowing how to speak, read or write in another language; handling the use of that language in any given profession; and beyond that to the jargon of the technicalities of specific texts, events and conferences – always from the perspective of a foreign language learning process and achieving fluency within it.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

You are welcome to contact me about my courses or services.