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- My name is Alina Beckles. I have been teaching English, Linguistics and Semiotics to students of all levels , for over 10 years now. I have degrees in English Language and Literature, Romanian and Cultural Studies from UBB, Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj , Romania) and Queens University (Belfast, Ireland) . My professional interests include teaching English to adult students, as well as training teachers of English. Training in the corporate world has also turned from a strong interest into a career path over the past two years.
- The tailored ELT materials and recommended resources made available on this blog address all of these audiences.
- I have delivered a wide array of English classes including General English, Business English, English for conversation and for special purposes in Cluj, Exeter (England), and Krakow (Poland). Between 2006 and 2010 I focused on promoting intercultural understanding through the study of English while teaching students from different departments at the Jagiellonian University Language Centre, JCJ, in Krakow.
- After 4 inspiring years of teaching at JCJ, followed by one semester at India’s Academy of Contemporary Music, SAM, I returned to Krakow and began teaching Business English for the Corporate Department of the Empik Business School. That same year, 2011, I joined the teaching staff of Kliny English Courses, KEC, in Krakow, where I delivered General English and conversation English classes to adult students. In the summer of 2013 I represented KEC alongside the School’s director at the teacher training course Advanced Language Practice and Methodology held at the Kent School of English in Broadstairs (England).
- I am currently involved in becoming a certified LEAN trainer and am working on delivering tailored ELT classes to adult students in the corporate world.
I started this blog in 2010 with the contribution of Jagiellonian University students of Law, Administration, Biology, Psychology, Physics and Mathematics from Poland and Central Europe.
The ELBlog gathers valuable insights from my experience as a teacher, that I believe could benefit anyone who embarks on the journey of learning or teaching English.
The topics explored on this blog are organised into 14 main categories that can be accessed easily on the drop-down menu under the BROWSE button.
All my students are welcome to contribute to my on-line profile and add a comment below.
Any feedback is warmly appreciated.
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