Christy Lane is one of our Academic Year Tutors. She also teaches our Cambridge ESOL Exam Preparation Classes. Here she tells us a little more about herself and gives a few tips for being successful in your exams.
Living and working in an international environment with overseas students from all over the world and being able to share different cultural experiences with them are among the most enjoyable aspects of my job as both a teacher and an Academic Year tutor at EC Cambridge. EC is situated in a wonderful location in central Cambridge and the working environment in the school is friendly, relaxed, committed and egalitarian. I enjoy being able to instill confidence and motivation in my students through a combination of creativity and encouragement, by just being myself!
To date, I have been teaching at EC Cambridge for the past 7 years with a previous extensive background in Performing Arts, which I feel greatly enhances my skills classes in particular. I am also an experienced exam teacher of the Cambridge ESOL exams : FCE, CAE & CPE
I primarily enjoy teaching English because I love the richness and complexity of the language. It is also very rewarding to experience students progressing, working to their own natural potential and achieving their goals.
My tips for learning English are firstly to never to be afraid of making mistakes!
– Try to read something everyday in English.
– Immerse yourself in the culture as much as possible outside the classroom.
– Try to develop some workable study skills as this is essential for assimilation and consolidation of everything you learn in the classroom. In other words, take responsibility for your own learning outcomes as this will be the quickest and most effective way to progress and improve your level.
– Last but not least, listen to your teachers!