About Marianne

 I love teaching English and helping people feel proud and confident about learning how to communicate well in English!

Between my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I earned my C.E.L.T.A. teaching designation (Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults) in Thailand, and then taught at the British Council in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

I went back to Canada to obtain my Master's degree in Librarianship but keep coming back to teaching, especially in 2009 when I quit my public library manager job and took the year off to travel in South America. One year turned into 4! I loved living abroad and teaching and working as a librarian for a private language institute. This last job introduced me to being a Teacher  Librarian, which I love. It is a  perfect melding of my library background and love of teaching English.
I went back to Canada in 2013 to have my son and would like to return to Teaching and Librarianship in an international setting again soon!

For the time being I am working and living in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

 I have taught:
  • All levels of English Basic, intermediate, advanced)
  • All ages (2 years to 65+ years old)
  • At Private Language Institutes,Universities 
  • Private lessons

Specifically I experience teaching:
  • Resume and job interview skills
  •  Business English
  • English Conversation
  • Academic Grammar 
  • TOEIC and TOEFL preparation classes
  • Tourism English
  • Intro to English for young children (circle time, stories, songs, rhymes with actions, games in English, pronunciation games)
  • Conference presentations
  • Essay and thesis editing services
  • English for Engineers and the sciences  
Check out my testimonials page for more insight into my teaching practices and effectiveness.
Have a question? Feel free to ask me at mgraff.teacher at gmail.com

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