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Hello! It’s nice to meet you. Thank you for checking out EnglishTeacherMelanie.com and taking the time to learn more about Melanie! Please stay awhile and have a look around.

 

About EnglishTeacherMelanie.com

This is a blog to help intermediate to advanced English language learners (people learning English as a foreign language) improve their English skills!

Memorizing words and grammar rules is the easy part of learning English – it’s the strange pronunciation and all the expressions and cultural references that are difficult to understand! That’s why this website is here, to help guide you through the maze of English. Here you’ll find something to help improve each language skill: speaking, listening, and reading, as well as vocabulary and grammar explanations!

This is how EnglishTeacherMelanie.com can help you improve your English. On this blog you can …

  • Listen to the English Teacher Melanie Podcast to practice listening and improve your pronunciation
  • Watch videos to improve your pronunciation & learn new vocabulary
  • Read posts about vocabulary to learn new words
  • Read posts about grammar
  • Learn some new study tips to improve your English
  • Read about Canada: fun facts you didn’t know before, Canadian holidays, life in Canada!

 

About Melanie

I am Canadian. I was born in Canada and I have lived here my entire life. Canadians are kind of a combination of Brits and Americans: My accent and grammar are American, but sometimes my spelling is British (that’s the Canadian way!).

I have the best job in the world! I am an online English teacher. I teach on the internet – in a virtual classroom, on my blog, and on social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.). I don’t teach in a physical classroom!

I know what it’s like to try to learn another language – I’ve been trying to learn French since I was 8 years old! I know how frustrating it is and how much work goes into it. Learning a language is an individual adventure, but sometimes you need some guidance! I am here to help guide you. That’s why I created this blog! I try to make English a little less confusing and a little more fun.

In 2006 I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or immune dysfunction syndrome). I could not work full-time, but I still needed a job! I have always enjoyed travelling and talking to people from around the world, so I decided to try teaching English. In 2007 I completed my TESOL certificate at the Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies. I then taught at Englishtown for two years, which was an extraordinary experience. I really enjoy helping people, and I enjoyed meeting and talking to so many people from around the world! I met thousands* of students and learned the unique difficulties that English learners from different countries have with English. I also learned that English is a ridiculous and confusing language! In 2009 I created this blog to try and help as many English learners as possible, and teach you things that you don’t learn in school and can’t learn in a book. I work hard to help my students to not only be functional in English, but fluent!

I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) business degree from one of Canada’s top universities. After graduation, I spent time working as an analyst for a Canadian retail company. Later, I spent 5 years working and travelling extensively throughout Europe as a tour manager for a coach tour company. I have travelled to 40 countries in the world!

That’s it about me! I look forward to getting to know YOU and helping YOU improve your English!

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*I have taught students from:
Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Martinique, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iran, Qatar, Palestine, Yemen, India, Pakistan, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and French Polynesia.