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Skype: susan.kay.fritz
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Most of my students have a regular "standing" lesson. (standing lesson = same day and time each week) And some take lessons at variable times because of their job schedule.  Just let me know what days and which times are good for you, in your local time. I'm very conscientious about scheduling and calculating time differences. I am located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, USA (GMT: -4:00).

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Prices & Payments

Please contact me for prices. You can "pay as you go" (pay individually for lessons) or buy a package of 10. All of my students use PayPal to transfer money. It's fast, easy and secure. Creating a new PayPal account takes only 5 minutes. After each lesson, I send invoices. You pay the invoice. That's it! »CLICK HERE« to create a new account.

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»CLICK HERE« to download the most recent version of Zoom. Ever since Microsoft bought Skype, it's been going downhill and gotten buggier and buggier.

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Adobe Acrobat

»CLICK HERE« to download the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. I have a library of teaching materials in PDF format. You won't need to buy any books!

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Cancellation Policy

I require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule. An email is fine. From time to time, emergencies do happen and I typically won't charge for those. Just be considerate of my time.

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Will I really make progress???

I have taught all levels of English from complete beginners to very advanced students. Determining a student's level and giving them appropriate coursework is the cornerstone to a good language course. It's one of the prime responsibilities of a teacher. Homework and in-class exercises should feel like a 5, 6 or 7 on a scale of 1-10, in terms of difficulty --- if "1" = too easy, and "10" = impossible. Students should not feel like they are wasting their time doing busy work, nor should they ever feel demoralized.

When asked, "How would you rate your English?" 90% of students do not evaluate themselves correctly. 85% will rate themselves too low and 5% of students will rate themselves too high. The Council of Europe developed a rubric of levels for all language learners, as a way to standardize levels throughout schools and textbook publishers. This has come be known as The Common European Framework. In our opinion, it's the best system available. It's easy-to-understand and very logical and useful. If you look on the back of a language textbook, you might find a little rectangle that says something like "CEF: A1" or "CEF: B1/B2." Following, is a description of these levels.

||| A1: Elementary |||

-> Can understand and use basic everyday phrases; can introduce themselves and ask and answer questions about personal details;
-> Can interact with a co-operative partner; has a very basic repertoire of words and phrases;
-> Can demonstrate only very limited grammatical control;
-> Can mange only very short utterances, but is dependent on repetition and rephrasing from partner.

||| A2: Pre-Intermediate (Key English Test, or "KET") |||

-> Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to immediately relevant areas;
-> Can communicate in simple and routine tasks, requiring a simple exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
-> Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters of personal interest;
-> Can use basic sentence patterns with memorized phrases;
-> Can use simple structures correctly, but makes systematic basic errors;
-> Can make themselves understood in short turns, despite long breaks or pauses;
-> Can respond to questions but is rarely able to keep conversation going by themselves;
-> Can link ideas together in a simple way.

||| B1: Intermediate (Preliminary English Test, or "PET") |||

-> Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters encountered at school, work, leisure, etc.
-> Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling
-> Can produce simple connected texts on familiar topics
-> Can describe experiences and events, plans, hopes and ambitions
-> Can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
-> Has enough language to get by in everyday situations
-> Can express themselves reasonably accurately
-> Can initiate and deal with familiar everyday interactions
-> Can link ideas into connected linear sequences

||| B2: Upper-Intermediate (First Certificate in English, or "FCE") |||

-> Can understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their own field of specialization
-> Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party
-> Can produce a clear detailed text on a wide range of subjects
-> Can explain a viewpoint giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
-> Can give clear descriptions
-> Can express viewpoints without conspicuous hesitation, sometimes using complex forms
-> Does not make errors which cause misunderstanding and can correct most of their own errors
-> Can speak reasonably fluently, with few noticeably long pauses
-> Can initiate discourse, take turns
-> Can help discussion, confirming comprehension, inviting contributions, etc.
-> Can use a limited number of cohesive devices to give their spoken and written contributions coherence

||| C1: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English, or "CAE") |||

-> Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning
-> Can express themselves fluently and spontaneously with much obvious searching for expressions
-> Can use language flexibly, for social, academic and professional purposes
-> Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts, on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns and cohesive devices
-> Has a good command of a broad range of language allowing themselves to express themselves clearly and appropriately
-> Can consistently maintain a high level of grammatical accuracy
-> Can interact skillfully by selecting a suitable phrase from a range of discourse in order to contribute appropriately

||| C2: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English, or "CPE") |||

-> Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read
-> Can summarize information from different spoken or written sources; reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation
-> Can express themselves spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning, even in more complex situations
-> Can show great flexibility in differing linguistic forms
-> Has a good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms
-> Can maintain constant grammatical control
-> Can interact with ease and skill, with natural referencing, turn-taking, etc.
-> Can use a full variety of organizational patterns and cohesive devices.

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