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Lorraine Barratt - Business English Teacher and Examiner

Lorraine Barratt

     

    Hello!

    I’m Lorraine, not your conventional English teacher and a little bit eccentric, which means there is never a dull moment in the classroom! I keep lessons light-hearted, relevant and use my English sense of humour to help you achieve your English language goals. I enjoy getting to know my students and invite them to English themed events and coffees outside of the classroom. The relationship I have with my students is what ensures they enjoy the lessons and why they have been so successful. Click the tabs on the left to see my experience or scroll down for my testimonials.

    I have always had a passion for languages and speak:

    • English (Mother Tongue)
    • German Fluent (C1)
    • French Fluent (C1)
    • Spanish Intermediate (B1)
    • Romanisch Beginner (A2)

    I grew up in the Isles of Scilly, small islands off the coast of Cornwall in England and have been living in Zürich, Switzerland for 16 years now. I am a dual national with a Swiss and British passport.

    In my free time I enjoy skiing, running, hiking with my dog, reading and playing the Oboe. I am in two music groups Egg und Mönchaltdorf.

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    I have over seven years teaching experience with students of various nationalities, class sizes and learning goals. I have helped hundreds of students achieve their English language goals both privately and professionally. I have many contacts within the English teaching industry so I can provide you the best, up-to-date teaching material. Below is a summary of my teaching qualifications and experience:

    Qualifications:

    2014
    Workshop Teaching Adults and Teenagers KLZ Juventus Zürich

    2010
    Medical English Teacher Course with Flying Teachers

    2009
    CELTA Course in Zürich
    (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults)

    2008
    TEFL Intense Course in Redhill Surrey
    (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

    Experience:

    Since 2012:
    Part time Business English teacher with KLZ Juventus, Zürich

    I teach oral English comprehension and Presentation skills in English for students working towards their Business Management Qualification. Classes include up to 13 Students.

    Since 2011:
    English Expert at KV Schweiz

    I was employed to examine the Oral English Component of the Business Exam. I am also one of the examiners employed to mark KV’s internal Business English written exam.

    Since 2008:
    Freelance Private Teaching

    2010 – 2012:
    Business English Teacher with Swissgrid, Laufenburg
    Pass Rate 100%

    I worked full time with Swissgrid in Laufenburg as a business English teacher for BEC Preliminary, Vantage and Higher. The contract was for all of the 40 engineers to pass a BEC exam, the language levels varied from beginner to advanced. I taught private lessons and classes of up to 12 students.

    2008 - 2009:
    Medical English Teacher with Flying Teachers.

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    I offer Business English courses at all levels from A2-C1. The primary aim of these courses is to analyse and practice English in all four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) with an emphasis on the business environment. Relevant and contemporary newspaper articles and articles from The Economist will be central to my teaching. Presentation skills, interview skills and CV writing will be covered. The course also includes additional work with telephone English, written skills (emails, formal and informal letters), socialising in a business environment, and cultural awareness. Most students will be aiming to achieve their Business English Certificate (BEC). My students have a 100% pass rate with the BEC exam.

    Relevant Experience:

    Since 2012:
    Part time Business English teacher with KLZ Juventus, Zürich

    I teach oral English comprehension and Presentation skills in English for students working towards their Business Management Qualification. Classes include up to 13 Students.

    Since 2011:
    English Expert at KV Schweiz

    I was employed to examine the Oral English Component of the Business Exam. I am also one of the examiners employed to mark KV’s internal Business English written exam.

    2010 – 2012:
    Business English Teacher with Swissgrid, Laufenburg
    Pass Rate 100%

    I worked full time with Swissgrid in Laufenburg as a business English teacher for BEC Preliminary, Vantage and Higher. The contract was for all of the 40 engineers to pass a BEC exam, the language levels varied from beginner to advanced. I taught private lessons and classes of up to 12 students.

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    I offer English Language courses at all levels from A2-C1. The primary aim of these courses is to practice everyday, conversational English using textbooks, role play and authentic materials.

    Relevant Experience:

    Since 2011:
    English Expert at KV Schweiz

    I was employed to examine the Oral English Component of the Business Exam. I am also one of the examiners employed to mark KV’s internal Business English written exam.

    Since 2008:
    Freelance Private Teaching

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    I offer Medical English courses at all levels from A2-C1. The primary aim of these courses is to analyse and practice English in a medical context. The course will include the explanation of illness, diagnosis and treatment in a hospital or clinic environment. I use my nursing experience, medical textbooks and journals to provide practical examples.

    Relevant Qualifications:

    2010
    Medical English Teacher Course with Flying Teachers

    1990 ­-1992
    Nurse Tutor Diploma - Qualified Medical teacher
    New East Surrey College of Technology

    1985-1988
    District Nursing Diploma - Qualified Nurse
    University of Sussex

    Relevant Experience:

    1988- 1999
    District Nursing Sister at SPITEX
    Crawley, England

    1985 - 1988
    Nurse in the Burns Unit at C.H.U.V
    Lausanne, Switzerland

    1983 – 1985
    Head and Neck Surgery Assistant in Queen Victoria Hospital
    East Grinstead, England

    1979 – 1983
    Nurse at Crawley Hospital
    West Sussex, England

    1977 – 1979
    Dentist Assistant at the Charles Clifford Clinic
    Sheffield, England

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    Accurate translations are fundamental to impress customers, examiners or employers and as a mother tongue English teacher, speaker and examiner I can help! I offer translation services in the following languages:

    • German to English
    • French to English
    • Spanish to English

    Please note that in order to ensure high quality I use the help of a mother tongue Spanish speaker for Spanish to English translations.

    I can translate the following:

    • Restaurant Menus
    • Brochures, Flyers and Promotional Material
    • Calendars
    • Magazines
    • Novels
    • CVs
    • Cover Letters
    • Presentations
    • University Dissertations
    • Essay Abstracts
    • Medical Letters
    • Website Content
    • Newspaper Articles
    • Instruction Manuals and many more!

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    Accurate and error free content is essential in order to impress customers, examiners or employers and as a mother tongue English speaker, teacher and examiner I can help! I offer proof reading and editing services for a variety of documents and presentations, shown below:

    • Restaurant Menus
    • Brochures, Flyers and Promotional Material
    • Calendars
    • Magazines
    • Novels
    • CVs
    • Cover Letters
    • Presentations
    • University Dissertations
    • Essay Abstracts
    • Medical Letters
    • Website Content
    • Newspaper Articles
    • Instruction Manuals and many more!

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