About Vancouver English Teacher
My name is Kath.
- an English speaking Canadian, born in Vancouver
- a qualified ESL teacher (TESOL diploma from VCC)
- an English tutor
- a medical professional (veterinarian)
I love teaching. I want you to enjoy learning English.
Where do I teach?
I teach in my home office. It is bright, quiet and comfortable. I have a library which is well equipped with learning materials and references. In our sessions, we use books, printed information, audio, and internet resources. You are welcome to record your lessons, or I can record them for you.
Why did I choose the name “Vancouver English Teacher”?
The website name [vet] is a “play on words”. I chose it because it describes me in 2 ways:
- 1. An acronym for Vancouver English Teacher.
- 2. A veterinarian or animal doctor.
Why did I become an English teacher?
I am a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and have worked as a vet for over 30 years. As a vet, I enjoy meeting and talking with international veterinarians. I have always been interested in language, and meeting people from other cultures. I wanted to develop this interest, and so I studied TESL (Teaching English as a Subsequent Language) at Vancouver Community College, receiving their Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
My background in veterinary medicine means I am especially experienced and interested in teaching Medical English. I have had training in TEAP (Teaching English for Academic Purposes). I also enjoy teaching all levels of English, from beginner to advanced. Another “special interest” is idiom and figurative speech.
My goal is to find out what you want to learn, and to help you learn in ways that are effective, interesting and fun!