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Student Testimonials...

Las clases particulares son fantásticas, nunca había tenido una profesora de Inglés como Lisa, tenía un objetivo en mente y gracias a ella he podido aprobar mi examen IELTS. Se implica mucho con el alumno hasta que el alumno consiga el objetivo, las clases son muy entretenidas y el metodo de aprendizaje es buenisimo. El precio es bueno, y por lo tanto merece la pena ya que aprenderás ingles de una manera eficiente.

Eloy Aparicio

Lisa ha sido mi profesora de inglés durante los últimos dos años, tanto a nivel presencial como a distancia durante el último año. Su apoyo ha sido esencial para pasar la prueba del FCE y para seguir profundizando en un nivel avanzado. Tiene, además de muchas cualidades como profesora, la capacidad de adentrarse en las necesidades particulares de cada alumno. En mi caso, me ayudó mucho a conseguir fluidez en Speaking y Writing, que eran mis destrezas más débiles. Otra cosa que me ha servido de mucho es, además de la gramática y los aspectos más académicos, su conocimiento y enfoque del inglés desde un punto de vista más “cotidiano” y real, que es un aspecto que a veces no se tiene demasiado en cuenta y que es en definitiva lo que muchos buscamos. Por eso puedo decir que me siento muy satisfecho con Lisa como profesora y que me ha servido de mucho y me he divertido mucho aprendiendo inglés con ella. 
Ivan Rico Valero

Lisa is the best teacher I have ever had. I met her when I decided to study English again after I had left it  a long time and she helped me to get First Certificate in English. This was so great for me! I recommend her as a teacher because she is very good at communicating and her classes are completely up to date, her classes are funny and you can learn lots of things about English culture and traditions,  or English expressions because Lisa mixes her teaching material in such a way that you are learning in a natural way.
I hope these words help you to decide to kick start your studies in English.

Silvia Pastor Pellicer

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If you have read my blog and want to know more about me ... please read on!

Where are you from?

The short answer would be the south of England, but this is not strictly true.  I was born in Bahrain, and I've lived in Spain, Scotland and England.  When I worked for First Choice (Tour operator), I was sent to work in Almeria, Tenerife, Malaga, Corfu and Bulgaria! Then I moved to Brighton. I had a great time there and met some amazing people (you know who you are)! From there I moved to Alicante to become a teacher.  I got a better teaching position in Toledo with Cambridge English plus, there I spent my days correcting exams, teaching kids and Adults... and now I am residing in Ciudad Real with my life partner.

Why did you become an English teacher?

I've always liked the idea of teaching, but I figured it was a good idea to get some life experience before trying to teach. So, that's what I did! I have worked in tourism, insurance, marketing, health and safety, bars and restaurants! Work experience gives you heaps of anecdotes and stories to teach your students about real life!

Why did you decide to become self-employed?

Well, it was an easy decision, I wanted the freedom and flexibility to teach English through numerous activities, cooking, wine tasting, playing games, etc.  When you work in a school/academy/college you teach the same thing day in day out, students get bored of sitting down at a desk with a book open in front of them, having done this during school hours as well. Through experience I've learnt that it's easier to learn a language when you actually live it! Kids in Spain learn grammar at school, they know how the language works, but they don't get the opportunity to speak.

Why online classes?

I wanted to be able to teach other nationalities and maybe provide a service to people who can't leave their house, or live out in a small village where they don't have access to a language school. Teaching online is intense, it doesn't suit everyone, but the students I have are happy with the classes.

Are online classes better than in person?

If there is a good internet connection, and the student is keen to learn online, then it can be good, but I wouldn't say it was better than in person. Learning online is intense, you have to constantly pay attention, your teacher is able to provide you with visual aids, class notes, etc. You save money on petrol and you save time! When technology improves, it will be possible to join a group, which should be cheaper for you and give you the opportunity to meet other students from around the world!

How do you fill your time?

Well, I keep a blog for my students, the number of readers are increasing everyday, which is encouraging. I won't talk about politics, religion or any subject which may offend any nationality. It's purpose is to give students something to read, which may interest them. Helping them to learn new vocabulary and expressions. I also teach at a nursery in the mornings, and one evening a week I teach children and their parents together! This gives parents the opportunity to learn with their children, making it easier to practise at home. English can become part of your everyday lives!

My teenage group are new, and I love teaching them!

iFriendly Summer project:

Every year I look into summer camps and the options I have to teach during our long hot summers... I have to say there is quite a wide variety of summer camps here in Spain, United Kingdom and Ireland.  I have worked for the Junta de Andalucia and Combination Languages in the U.K.

I love Castilla La Mancha and I would rather stay and teach closer to home... I think I have found what I am looking for.  A stunning little village not 50 minutes from my City... Saceruela.

This year I intend to set up a summer camp for kids, aged 10 -16 from the local schools and academies. In 2016 / 17 I intend to attract students from the U.K and Ireland, those who want to learn Spanish, so that we can teach both languages together.  This will enable iFriendly to provide activities for both nationalities and give everyone the chance to learn from each other. A similar set up to my 'Invasion Friendly' project in Brighton, where Spanish speakers and English speakers got together every week to learn from each other in a social environment. This will also be available for adult learners, but on weekends throughout the year.

Invasion Friendly "To promote cultural integration and change. Give the word invasion new meaning. A safe way for travellers to learn languages."

Check out this stunning village

I teach English through wine tasting events in Ciudad Real, at Taberna Vinalia Check out our events on Facebook.

From April 2014 to December 2014, I worked on a Tourism project in Toledo, due to the long commute I no longer teach the course.

And last but not least, I teach English online!

For Skype English classes Contact Lisa Jane by email