Speak Kiwi English

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About Me

Hi from Wendy in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Are you looking for an Everyday English Conversation Coach to help you get the results which you've always wanted in your spoken English?

WELL, YOU'VE FOUND ME!!

Speak Kiwi English is my private tutoring business. English is my first language and coaching everyday English conversation is my strength. I've studied, I've taught, I've researched and I've developed a teaching method for everyday spoken English which works really well!!

My one-to-one personalised lessons are "all about you" and "your everyday life." I use 'realia' (real objects) and 'real life situations' as our conversation topics. You'll be surprised and satisfied with how quickly your speaking skills and confidence increase when we talk one-to-one about things which interest you. Your success is my focus.

There are many ways to learn and I like to offer my students alternative methods. I spend lots of time researching the latest teaching strategies and e-learning technologies and I use them successfully in my lessons - research and apps are my hobby!!

I believe that teaching must be innovative and learning must be high-interest, purposeful and fun!!

# makinglearningfun # speakingtogether

REVIEWS:2019

Carol from China: 9/19 - "Wendy is a fantastic teacher with knowledge and patience! Love her so much."

Adriana from Argentina 8/19 - "Wendy is a fantastic teacher, I really recommend Wendy's English lessons! I had a wonderful experience, I am happy that I could improve my English skills. Thank you so much!"

Ayse from Turkey 8/19 - "I went to Speak Kiwi English to improve my spoken English and also learn new Kiwi vocabulary. I was so glad to be with Wendy. She is so friendly. And also she is a very good teacher. She is using different methods to remind some words easily. It was very useful for improving my spoken language. Thank you for your support"

Jo From New Zealand "Wendy is so good at putting people at ease and is just fun to be around. She is a whizz at using technology to help people learn and your language skills will really fly with all her knowledge experience coaching you along! Have fun!"

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Online Lessons

Are you looking for an Online English Conversation Coach to help you get the results and confidence which you've always wanted in your spoken English?

I specialise in coaching Spoken English and I teach online on Zoom.us using screen-sharing features and online tools. Personalised lessons are one-to-one, friendly and fun and focus on giving you ‘lots and lots’ of speaking experience. You will be surprised by how quickly your speaking skills and speaking confidence improve when we talk for 50 minutes about things which interest you. Speaking experience is the key to improving ALL of your English language skills - speaking, listening, reading, writing.

I invite you to book a free 30 minute trial lesson to decide if you like my online teaching style. Regular online lessons include 5 minutes to set up and 50 minutes conversation. I teach online on Sundays and most evenings from New Zealand, so booking times may be convenient if you live in another country.

Available:

New Zealand Sundays: NZDT Time 16:00 - 23:00

New Zealand Mondays - Thursdays: NZDT time 13:00 - 23:00

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Adult Lessons

Are you looking for an Everyday English Conversation Coach to give you the results and confidence which you've always wanted in your spoken English?

I teach adults one-to-one in Tauranga, New Zealand and specialise in coaching Spoken English. My personalised lessons are one-to-one, friendly and fun, and focus on giving you 'lots and lots’ of speaking experience. You will be surprised by how quickly your speaking skills and speaking confidence improve when we talk about things which interest you. Lessons are 50 minutes and focus on speaking.

Speaking experience is the key to improving ALL of your English language skills - speaking, listening, reading, writing.

Bookings are available now
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Children's Lessons

Are you looking for one-to-one Everyday English Lessons for your child?

My 50 minute lessons are one-to-one, friendly and fun, and focus on giving students ‘lots and lots' of speaking and listening experience.

  • Lessons also include some reading practice and some writing homework
  • Lessons are taught at Greerton, Tauranga
  • Suitable for age 8 and older
  • Speaking is the key to improving ALL English skills - speaking, listening, reading, writing

Wendy's afterschool lessons start from 3.30pm and are very popular so book in early.

Bookings are available now
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Presentations / Speeches / Spoken Tests

Do you have an important Presentation or Speech coming up?

I specialise in coaching Spoken English.

I will listen carefully to you rehearsing your presentation and I will provide feedback on your pronunciation, word order, spoken grammar and the written grammar/spelling on your slides. Practicing speaking aloud is the key to improving your speaking skills, confidence and professionalism.

Are you preparing for an assessed Speaking Test?

I have effective tips and strategies which will help you prepare for your test, you can practice speaking aloud and I will provide feedback. You will go into your Speaking Test feeling
confident, knowing what to expect and able to strive for those results.

One-off coaching is available
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EAP Academic

EAP - English for Academic Purposes

  • Do you need to prepare for future academic study?

  • I provide one-to-one tutoring for students who have studied English language previously and who want to be organised and prepared BEFORE transitioning into upcoming academic studies
  • Includes ESOL tips for listening, speaking, reading and writing for academic purposes. Introduces academic vocabulary, writing templates, referencing and general study tools and strategies
  • Knowing what to expect, how to get started, meeting requirements and how to present your academic writing are key elements in achieving academic success

Three 50 minute one-to-one lessons are recommended Bookings are available now

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Workshop Options

Do you require a workshop for a group of people with English as a Second Language?

Please contact me to discuss one-off workshops for community groups and workplaces. For example :

Kiwiana - Welcome to New Zealand

  • a fun and popular session on Kiwi culture, sayings and slang
  • provides practical tips and tools for using English while transitioning into the Kiwi lifestyle
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Bookings

One-to-One Lessons

Face-to-Face in Tauranga, NZ (adults & children) 50 minutes conversation

Available:

Mondays - Thursdays: NZDT 13:00 - 19:00


Online Lessons

5 minutes set up time and 50 minutes conversation

Available:

New Zealand - Sundays: NZDT Time 16:00 - 23:00

New Zealand - Mondays - Thursdays: NZDT time 13:00 - 23:00

Bookings are available now