Meet Richard, one of our recently recruited English Homestay teachers in London. With over 20 years of business experience, including 6 years at top management and CEO level in East Asia, Richard brings a wealth of both life and professional experience to his English teaching.
Richard is a good example of the differences you might find between taking a Business English course in a language school, and a Homelingua homestay total immersion Business English course. English homestay teachers will often have a wide range of experience outside the classroom, as well as in teaching.One of the conditions of becoming an English Homestay teacher is that the teacher has comfortable home accommodation. This means that many of our teachers will be age 50+, living in their own home with space and time enough to accommodate and teach students at home.
From my experience, many English teachers in schools are ‘professional’ teachers and have taught English for most, if not all of their lives. The benefit to the student is that their teacher will have experience of working with many different students and receive regular feedback from other teachers. However, does your teacher have any experience outside the classroom?
Many English Homestay teachers, have many years of real business experience and often at senior management level. This experience, combined with a teaching qualification means that the student has lots of opportunity to engage and discuss real business situations with their teacher.
At the heart of a succesful Business English Homestay is the personal experience and relationship that develops between the teacher and student. A good English Homestay teacher will spend a lot of time ‘eliciting’ information and language from their student, as well as correcting and teaching new vocabulary.
Richard lives in a comfortable home in North London. His wife Judi works in the Leisure industry and they have a son at University.
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