James Diaz
(THIS PROFILE IS NOT REAL. IT IS FOR SAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY.) ESL Teacher/Adult, TESOL and TEFL Instructor, Written and Spoken English for Business and Technology, Spoken Presentation Coach

Native language: English (Canadian)
Other Languages: Functional Japanese
Currently living in: Canada

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MA TESOL UBC, Vancouver, Canada
BA Commerce, UVIC, Victoria, Canada

John is a native speaker of Canadian English. In addition to his undergraduate degree from the innovative business faculty at Royal Roads, and a training certificate from one of Canada's prominent TESOL schools, John's strengths as a spoken language instructor are also shaped by the many years he spent as a summer counsellor at a special YMCA camp for kids learning English as a second language. Situated in a national park in a mountain valley about an hour's drive from Vancouver, the camp was an ideal way for children of new Canadians to learn conversational English outside the pressure of a traditional classroom. This enabled John to develop effective teaching methods that engage students. John has travelled abroad extensively. After university, he lived in Osaka for two years, where worked as a consultant for a Japanese corporation with business ventures across North America. He has helped to develop language and cross-cultural training programs for a number of large Asian corporations and universities.

Available for employment.

  • ESL Job Interests: I am interested in helping adults who work for international corporations or non-profit organizations improve their spoken English and understand North American business culture.
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