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Show & Tell for Beginner English Learners

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Bilingual Bridges
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(763)
In this one-time English as a Second Language (ESL) class, students will improve their English speaking, listening, and conversation skills by discussing all of their favorite things.

Class experience

US Grade Pre-Kindergarten - 2
ESL / EFL learners will practice English vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, listening, and conversation skills. 

**MARK**
My name is Mark and I teach ESL, American Sign Language, literacy, and Business English to all ages. I have taught for over 12 years in public and private schools here in the state of Maine, as well as the past five years online. 

I hold an MBA in Business Administration, BS in Marketing/Management, BS in Early Childhood Education, and teaching licenses for K-12 Special Education in the state of Maine. I also am a certified Special Olympics coach and have been a Little League, YMCA basketball, and Boy Scout volunteer for the past 15 years.

My approach to teaching is student-centered, interactive, humorous, with a focus of long-term growth. I want my students to feel like each lesson is engaging, different, and a new experience for them. My background as an executive manager coupled with managing and leading thousands of employees, has helped me understand where students are now and what the best approach is to lead them to their goals. 

A random fact about me is that my grandmother taught in a one room schoolhouse here in rural Maine (included in her class were her six younger brothers).  She has been my inspiration to create that type of atmosphere in my brick and mortar and online classrooms.

We'll be a great fit if you are willing to try your best, understand that mistakes are an important part of learning, and apply your learning outside of the classroom. This is our classroom and I want you to be a partner in what our lessons look and feel like!

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**KIMBERLY**
My name is Kimberly and I teach ESL, Business English, Spanish, French, and ESL test preparation classes to K-12 and adult students. I have been teaching language classes for over 13 years in public and private schools in Canada, France, and Mexico - as well as online. I hold a B.A in French/Spanish with a minor in Linguistics, as well as a degree in Pedagogy and TESOL certificate.

My approach to teaching is student-centered. I prefer to develop interactive classes that allow the student to practice using the language as much as possible during the lesson, while personalizing each lesson to meet the needs and preferences of each student. 

What got me into teaching was a volunteer opportunity to help students learning English in my hometown, and I quickly realized how much I loved teaching and helping others develop their communication skills through language. A random fact about me is that I currently have five cats and two dogs - all rescued from the streets here in Mexico. where I live.

We'll be a great fit if you are ready to participate a lot during our lessons and try your best, while having fun and bringing a positive attitude to class. This means that you are not afraid to try new things and are willing to express your needs and ask questions during our classes. My greatest interest is developing a lesson that works best for you!
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Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Popular
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(763)
Profile
Bilingual Bridges is on a mission is to bring high-quality, language and academic instruction to the fingertips of language learners everywhere. Our doors were opened in 2017 by an Alaskan bilingual teacher, Kelly Minks, who was frustrated by the... 
Group Class

$13

per class
Meets once
25 min

Completed by 81 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 5-10
2-6 learners per class

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