Are you from a Slavic country, such as Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic or Poland? Have you studied English but still have trouble understanding native English speakers when they speak? Are you tired of having to repeat yourself? Do you still need subtitles when watching American TV or movies?
If any of this applies to you, then do not worry - there is nothing you are doing poorly as an English student! It turns out that spoken English is much different from written English. In conversation we routinely change vowel sounds, drop or change consonant sounds, combine words and use slang terms. But very little of this is ever taught in English classes... until now!
My name is John, and I am from Hammond, Indiana. I am half Slovak and have taught English in the United States and Slovakia. I have written lessons perfect for native Slavic students who already know some English vocabulary and grammar but need to improve their pronunciation and listening skills. For a limited time I am offering free one-on-one lessons in order to help me learn more as a teacher and develop my lessons further. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, I'd love to hear from you! When writing, please tell me your name, where you are from and a bit about your experience with English and your goals in studying English further.
Location: Harold Washington Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago, IL*
Time: To be scheduled with students individually, within library hours
Contact: Message through Craigslist or text message at 2l9-2Ol-5l28
*It is possible to meet at other locations in Chicago and the suburbs. Just ask!