Kelsey Binggeli-Mullaly, Englischlehrerin und Schulleiterin
-Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on TESOL for children Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
-Bachelor of Arts (in Spanish)
-CELTA - University of Cambridge (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
-Certificate in Online English Language Teaching - Cambridge Assessment
Kelsey wurde in Massachusetts, USA, geboren und lebt seit 2011 mit ihrem Schweizer Ehemann und ihren beiden Kindern in der Schweiz. Sie unterrichtet seit über zwanzig Jahren Englisch in verschiedenen Ländern wie den USA, Spanien, China und natürlich in der Schweiz.
Kelsey ist eine gut ausgebildete Englischlehrerin. Sie hat einen Master-Abschluss in TESOL (Englischunterricht für Sprecher anderer Sprachen), eine CELTA-Zertifizierung der University of Cambridge, einen Bachelor of Arts der University of Massachusetts sowie eine Zertifizierung zum Online-Englischunterricht von Cambridge Assessment.
In ihrer Karriere hatte sie immer Kontakt zu anderen Kulturen und Sprachen. Sie weiß, wie es ist, eine andere Sprache zu lernen. Sie hat Grundkenntnisse in Chinesisch und B1 Deutsch. Sie lebte auch sechs Jahre in Spanien, hat einen Universitätsabschluss in spanischer Sprache und arbeitete als Spanischlehrerin für Kinder.
Blanka- Adult and teens English teacher
Blanka started teaching in 2000 and has since taught all age groups and levels including general English, business and technical English, as well as preparation classes for PET, FCE, CAE, BEC, IELTS, and TOEFL. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literatures and Languages from the University of Berne in Switzerland.
Blanka loves English and world literature, learning languages, listening to music (from yodel to metal), and hiking in Emmental. Her favorite saying is “Learn as if you were to live forever”.
At The English Center, Blanka teaches mainly business and general English as well as Cambridge exam-preparation courses. She says: “I love teaching at The English Center because it provides me with lots of flexibility and independence in my teaching approach. We are an experienced teaching team and yet we are never stuck in a rut; we are constantly growing and exploring new teaching grounds, be it by attending teachers’ conferences, learning about online teaching tools or finding and exchanging exciting new teaching materials. Meeting a lot of different people, tailoring classes to their individual needs, helping them improve their language skills and teaching them how to acquire the mindset of a language learner – those are some of the main aspects of my teaching and it is what makes my work at The English Center always exciting and fresh. I often don’t think of myself as a language teacher but as a professional language student because, after all this time, I still have a lot to learn. Just like in the world of fitness, successful foreign language learning is a long-term commitment and a lifestyle – there are no shortcuts or easy solutions.”
Gabriela- Playgroup leader
After living abroad for many years, Gabriela and her husband officially became dual citizens in New Zealand and Switzerland. They moved back to their homeland of Switzerland in 2015 with their young daughter. They both speak English fluently and are raising their daughter bilingually. They live in an old farmhouse in Madiswil and enjoy being outside and gardening. They will even be getting some goats soon!
Gabriela is not only a trained playgroup leader, but she is also a registered 'Tagesmutter' and has completed first aid training for children. She has worked in several playgroups in the area and joined The English Center in August 2019. She has been a wonderful asset to our school and we feel very lucky to have her on our team!
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