I am a highly qualified and experienced native speaker teacher of English as a Foreign Language. I am 50 and was born in Nottingham, 100 miles north of Oxford.
My first name, Angharad, is a Welsh name (my grandmother was born in Wales) but people sometimes prefer to call me "Ann". I love meeting new students, welcoming them as guests in my home, helping them to make rapid progress in English, introducing them to British culture and places of interest.
I have extensive experience of teaching English to adults and children, in the UK, Europe and Africa, at all levels and for general, business and other professional purposes (for example to trainee teachers in Africa). For many years I taught English on the British Association of Boarding Schools Short Courses (BABSSCo) at Harrow School, one of England's most prestigious schools.
I understand the challenges in learning a second language, because I studied French for my first university degree course. I am qualified to teach French as well as English. I have taught in both state and private education and have prepared students for competitive exams to enter some of the UK's most famous schools. I also speak a little German.
Masters degree in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (Merit)
King's College, University of London, 2005
My dissertation focussed on the added value of short intensive English courses and how to evaluate their success.
CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
(Grade A - fewer than 5% of CELTA graduates receive this grade each year)
International Teaching and Training Centre, Bournemouth, UK, 2001
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate on Education in Modern Foreign Languages
Institute of Education, University of London, 1995
BA Honours degree in French (2:1)
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1990