- April 3, 2021
- Posted by: Piers Midwinter
- Categories: Entrepreneur, Posts
Between April 2014 and June 2019, I ran my own English Language School. My company was called Best language. At the time I lived in Opole in Poland. I provided a wide range of English Language lessons including Business English, Cambridge English, and Conversational English, etc. I had a company website and created all of my own publicity (Google Adword campaigns, Youtube videos, car stickers, Flyers, brochures, etc.) I created my own contracts and did all of my own invoices. I signed contracts with a large number of companies, corporations, and language schools including Bright Coders Factory, the Royal School, Ledxon, Poliglotus, etc.
I fully renovated and refurbished a flat in Opole to be in the English style. The flat thus contained traditional English furniture and had chandeliers, etc. I had many private clients who had lessons at my flat. I also used my flat to teach online.
A language school is a school where one studies a foreign language. Classes at an English Language school are usually geared towards, for example, communicative competence in the English language.
Students vary widely by age, educational background, work experience. Further, at language school, students usually have the possibility of selecting a specific course according to their language proficiency. According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), there are six language levels that define students’ language proficiency based on their speaking, writing, and reading skills. Students will be then assigned to the course that matches their skills.
I have a CELTA and a TOEIC. CELTA is an initial teacher training qualification for teaching English as a second or foreign language. It is provided by Cambridge Assessment English through authorized Cambridge English Teaching Qualification centers and can be taken either full-time or part-time. The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native speakers. I am a TOEIC certified teacher.