17th February 2015

Teachers

Experienced English Teachers

Venture English teachers are  the best and brightest of Edinburgh’s freelance English teaching professionals!  We are qualified and experienced English teachers who combine teaching English at Venture English with roles at universities or on exam boards, or as journalists, business professionals, and more!

As you can imagine then, our English teachers are truly interesting people with lots of ideas and life experience to share…with you.

Whenever a new class begins, we carefully select the teacher who is the best match for your needs, objectives and interests. This means you can feel confident you’ll have a good connection, learn a lot and enjoy your lessons!

How we teach…

How we teach depends very much on you. We adapt our style and lesson content to the needs, objectives and interests of our students.

At the heart of our teaching approach is a communicative, interactive focus. That means you do a lot of talking from day one, and never just grammar!

Grammar, of course, is essential, but the best way to learn it effectively is not just to memorise and practise the structures, but to understand when and how to use them.

The simplest way to do that is to read, write, listen and especially speak, using real contexts with a teacher to support and correct you.

For that reason, at Venture English we blend lessons with real-life experiences. In some cases, this means enjoying topical discussions, projects or simulations; in others, it means meeting locals, going on excursions or doing your favourite activities, all immersed in English!

We represent a unique blend of years of classroom learning – in the role of both teacher and student – mixed with holistic approaches to education that take into account the broader ways in which we learn and grow. Whatever your language needs, we’ll discuss your objectives and interests and agree a learning programme that suits you.

See our group and private courses for more information about how we teach.

Meet some of our team…