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Member Since: 2019  |  Last Sign-in: 18/04/2019

Nationality: British
I teach: ~ English ~, ~ French ~
I Live In: Prague
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James Ferry

Nationality: British
I teach: ~ English ~, ~ French ~
I Live In: Prague
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5

Hi, do you want to be error-corrected?

I want you to speak as natural and fluent English as possible, and I aim to achieve this by highlighting your weaknesses and helping you make them stronger, correcting your mistakes (however small) and if necessary, explaining to you why they are mistakes, and finally, providing you with more natural, native ways of expressing an idea. And if I haven't mentioned this already, I want to error-correct you. 

If you simply want to speak English, you don't need me - you can do this with anyone, anywhere, anytime. 

If you want someone to tell you when you're wrong, contact me - I'm not afraid to tell you. 

Teaching Rates

Price for 45 minutes 500 CZK
Price for 60 minutes 600 CZK
Price for 90 minutes 800 CZK
Price for 120 minutes 950 CZK

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5

James was my french teacher.
In the beginning I was skeptical because I didn’t know how close an English person could be to an actual French native (in terms of deep knowledge and accent). However, James has an almost native French accent and can explain in depth the french grammatical phenomena, as well as the french slang.
With his fresh and unique teaching methods, he keeps the lesson effective, engaging and fun. James is a very patient, intelligent and vastly knowledgeable person. You can always count on him to correct every mistake that you make and at the same time to encourage you to practice and learn something new in every lesson. He is always on time, ready to help, very easy going and kind.
I highly recommend him!

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5

...because he's gonna be sooo full of himself now :-)...but the truth is James is an amazing teacher. Despite his youth he's very responsible, wise and empathetic. He's also patient, calm, very professional and fun to be with. He doesn't strictly follow a textbook, he always tries to bring up current topics and teach you how to put things the easiest way. He corrects my mistakes all the time, which doesn't actually improve my overall self-confidence but it pretty well improves my ability to speak English. He can be versatile upon your wish - he will teach you how to swear properly, aswell as how to conversate with Her Majesty The Queen :-)

A malá recenze pro začátečníky: James je skvělý učitel, i pokud nejste příliš pokročilí. Je extrémně kreativní při vysvětlování slovíček i gramatiky, klidně vám namaluje graf, najde edukativní video nebo si s vámi poslechne písničku, a pak přeloží její smysl. Můžete se s ním věnovat kterékoli oblasti, protože má vynikající všeobecný přehled. James je strašně profesionální, vše má vždy pečlivě připravené, nikdy nepřišel pozdě, ale mě se na něm nejvíc líbí jeho upřímnost, smysl pro humor a neuvěřitelný cit pro jazyk. Moc ho doporučuji, pokud se chcete naučit mluvit tak přirozeně jak je to jen možné.

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5

It's not a classic hour, but actually like talking to a friend. An hour full of fun, colorfull and interesting communication, new phrases, but it always runs away so fast. At James, I greatly appreciate his punctuality (never ever came late), carefully prepared materials and his empathy. His way of learning suits me absolutely - a lot of communication, follow-up with errors notification and their explanation and ... send a summary of the lesson to the e-mail is icing on the cake. He's a master at explaining! :-) My 2 kids, who James teaches in a playful way, never want to let him go and very often during the week ask when James will come. I can truly recommend James as an English teacher at 100%! You will learn smoothly!

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5

There were many English teachers throughout my studies, but none can compare to James. He was always perfectly prepared for our classes. I cannot highlight this enough - the level of dedication and home preparation for our lessons is something I have never seen before. James has a great sense of humour, classes are both educational and fun. I was never bored or checking the time to see when would the class end (unlike with many other teachers I worked with). I can sincerely recommend him.

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5

To be honest, i have never had better teacher. He came every lesson on time and well prepared. The lessons were interesting and productive. You can discuss about everything with him and he correct you when it is needed.

Best teacher ever. Thank you James.

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5

James was the third English teacher I had and I can say that he was the best. All our lessons were fun, we talked a lot. It felt like a chat with a friend not a lesson. I can highly recommend him to everyone who wants to practice their English in very natural way.

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5

James was always positively tuned and opened to any topic to discuss and communicate. Even theoretically I could be his mother (that how many years age difference was between us) I always felt like he is my friend and peer. I wanted to mainly speak as I do not get a chance to speak English as much at work as I would like to. So, our lesson was full of speaking and covering many different themes. James used his special method of teaching when he listened very carefully of my speech and after I finished my speaking he pointed to my mistakes. During my speaking he made notes of them and after my speech he explained them to me. I loved the way he did it because this is the perfect way for me how to improve my English. Of course, when we touched a grammar which was not clear to me enough, I received a grammar lesson. But James knew that I could learn English grammar from an English grammar-book but I could not talk with a book. :)

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5

His advantage is clarity of interpretation and the ability to explain in detail the misunderstood problem. Clear notes on the board, which then send me to mail. It saves me time in class for speaking and it helps me to repeat it. Added value is his knowledge of multiple languages, similar words...
It's nice, that he try to learn Czech. Well understands my problem to speak English - the opposite order of words in sentences.

Other comments

He is reliable and patient. He plans his time well. He talks well about all the topics. He should travel more in the Czech Republic:-)
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About Me

Looking For:
Privates

What I Like About The Czech Republic:

Czech beer (obviously!) and Czech humour. I feel that despite the different languages, the Czechs and the British share a similar dark sense of humour which I love.


In the Czech Republic Since:
2017

Languages I Speak:
English, French, Spanish, Italian

Hobbies And Interests:

Reading (specifically Jack Reacher novels), studying languages, and exercise. 


Hometown:
Norwich, England

Miscellaneous:
Native Speaker
Zivnostensky List/business license
I have an EU Passport



Education

TEFL Certificate

Additional Information:

I recently left James Cook Languages, where I enjoyed teaching English and French for nearly 18 months. With JCL, I taught at various companies in Prague. I also have experience teaching teenagers in Romania and Poland, and I am currently teaching kids as well, aged 6-9. 

After asking my students for feedback, they said that my error-correction, allowing the students to speak as much as possible, and my sense of humour were the most positive aspects of my teaching. 

I have a BA in French and Spanish studies from Nottingham Trent University (I know how hard it is to learn a language!) 


Experience

I have experience teaching:
English for Children, English for Beginners, Advanced English, English Conversation,

Companies Taught For:

Schools Taught for:
James Cook Languages, Polyglot

Other countries Taught In:
Poland, Romania

Years Teaching:
1 - 3 Years