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This is the personal and professional website of teacher Angharad Jeffery. I offer directly bookable short bespoke intensive English language courses to guests in my home near Oxford.
You can study one-to-one or in a small private group (maximum: 4 people)
with your friends, colleagues or family.
I am a very experienced and highly qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language. I have taught English at all levels and for many purposes in the UK and abroad.
My qualifications include a Masters degree in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, a Cambridge Certificate in English LanguageTeaching to Adults "CELTA" (Grade A) and a BA Honours degree in French. I also have a UK Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification in teaching Modern Foreign Languages, which gives me the additional status of being a teacher who is qualified to work in UK state schools.
Student-centred tuition is one of the key features of one-to-one homestay courses. You benefit from the teacher's complete attention, you can work at your own pace and you can focus on points which need particular attention.
Booking and communicating directly with the teacher guarantees a genuinely bespoke course.
Needs analysis and careful advance preparation by the teacher are crucial for successful and effective intensive courses. Your time is precious, therefore I will send you a short diagnostic test and ask you about your goals and requirements before you arrive.
Pre-course preparation by the teacher ensures that:
I can also offer flexible schedules, for example, you can request a 10-day course with 5 days x 3 hours of tuition, then 5 days of sightseeing and conversation. I can also offer excursions and accommodation for accompanying guests.
I offer a high level of accommodation in my relaxing home.
My husband Richard is a Senior Finance Manager and we live in an attractive former school in a quiet village near Oxford. Richard likes climbing, running and cars and we both like theatre, cinema, reading and the countryside.
We have travelled extensively and we enjoy meeting people from all over the world and learning about their lives and cultures.
We have a small but well-appointed modern studio room in central London. This is available for guests who would like to explore London at weekends or at the end of their course.