大家好! ¡Hola a todos! Hello everyone! I am Jeff Konah, and I am excited to be your online English teacher. I am a current student at Pitzer College, studying linguistics and Spanish. My passion for learning about languages started in childhood. Growing up in the culturally diverse city of Trenton, NJ, I was fortunate to be surrounded by many different languages including Spanish, Jamaican Patois, Polish, and more!
For me, language learning is a way to connect with cultures everywhere in the world. Now, I am sharing my joy for language learning through teaching English!
I have earned Cambridge University’s CELTA, Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have been an ESL teacher for the Latin American Defense and Education Fund, where I taught beginner, intermediate, and advanced adult students. I also have several years of ESL tutoring experience. I have helped students with pronunciation, conversational fluency, and academic writing. I have done all of this in person and using online platforms such as Zoom, Skype, and Google Docs. I bring my experience, both as a teacher and a second language student, to the classroom. My teaching style is focused on student needs and interests, lively interaction, and using language to communicate in real life contexts. I look forward to seeing you in class!