Native English speaker with a Masters degree and a verbose vocabulary.
As a native speaker who likes to talk, English conversation is my specialty!
English for traveling
Traveling is one of my favorite things. I can teach proper ways to ask questions, answer questions, get places, and etiquette.
Working with English people
Having English friends
Reading and writing English
Understanding English movies
English lifestyle and culture
Greetings! My name is Eric Gayle. Originally from Texas, I've spent about six years teaching ESL and other subjects in Asia, including South Korea and Taiwan. I'm recently happily married to a Taiwanese woman and love to travel. I enjoy teaching English as a second language to motivated learners. I encourage my students to set goals so we actually have something to work toward. One of my student's goals is to read the entire How to Train a Dragon series and I'm happy to help him with that. Another one of my students wants to live and work in the United States and I'm happy to help with that, as well. One of my student's grandchildren are studying English in elementary school, and he just wants to have a basic English conversation with them in order help improve their English and make learning funner. So, what ever your language learning goals are, I'm ready to help you achieve them.
I have taught in Asia since 2010. I have taught every age group, every proficiency level, and various subjects. I have taught kindergarten students and elderly adults how to read, I have taught high school students how to listen, speak, read, and take tests, and I have also taught TOEIC in a South Korean university.
My approach is the Engage, Study, Activate method (ESA). First, I engage the students to find out where they are concerning a certain subject. For example, I may show them a picture and have them talk about it if their goal is better conversation skills. Then, we might study some vocabulary regarding the picture. Last, perhaps I'll have them talk more about the picture as if they were teaching a class about it. However, I understand this approach doesn't work for all subjects, nor for all students. So, I stay flexible to what is needed in the moment in order to provide the best learning experience possible.