Martin K.

Martin K.

Qualifications and experience: I am a qualified language teacher from children and adults, having trained as a school teacher in spoken and sign language. I have experience teaching and training children and adults. 

Study/work abroad: I studied in Kenya, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and Norway. I also attended a leadership fellowship in the United States of America. 

With EUFRAT since: 2024

Language(s) taught at EUFRAT: English, Kiswahili

I teach: children, adults

EUFRAT: "Martin má špičkovou angličtinu, je to vystudovaný, velmi zkušený lektor, který má také specializaci a zkušenosti s výukou dětí s různými specifickými potřebami (poruchy učení, poruchy pozornosti ADD, ADHD, lehčí formy autismu). Na hodiny je vždy velmi pečlivě připravený a studenty si umí získat také svým velmi milým a pozitivním přístupem. Praxi má ve výuce dětí i dospělých na všech jazykových úrovních, vyučuje i přípravné kurzy a nebo kurzy obchodní angličtiny."

Interview

What brought you to the Czech Republic, and what made you join the EUFRAT team? I cam to Czechia for purposes of study for PhD in Special & Inclusive Education. I joined the team due to my passion in developing other people even as I develop myself. 

In my lessons, what do I usually use? I use visual graphics, on-line resources, social media, demonstrations, illustrations, role play, drama, debates, pantomimes and discussions among others.

What can the students look forward to? New vocabulary, better pronunciation, improved grammar, more self confidence, fluency, and communication skills. 

What is, in your opinion, the mission of a language tutor? to facilitate his/her learners to communicate better in the target language. 

And how would you describe your students? eager to learn, perceptive and focused people who have taken a step to challenge themselves to learn a new skill/language.

Is there a lasting lesson you hope students take from your classes? that language is the door to the culture of the speaker, and a tool for achieving collaboration, acceptance and deeper understanding. 

What is, according to you, the best thing about EUFRAT? Giving opportunity to all: students and teachers alike. 

Is there a message you would like to send to your future students? Growing others is growing yourself. 

 

Optional questions:

  • Book: Things Fall Apart.
  • Band/Record: Louis Armstrong
  • Sea or mountains: sea
  • Summer or winter: summer
  • Favourite destination: Diani, Kenya. 
  • The most exotic destination I have visited: Ngoro Ngoro crater. 
  • I‘d like to go to the following destination: Puerto Rico. 
  • How I spend my free time: Listening to audio-books.
  • Funniest story I‘ve experienced in my career: when I was participating in a training session for Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) and were given ear muffs so as not to hear...then my sister came to see me and I wasn't allowed to take them off...

 

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