Profile

Nathan

$18 (45 min)
Qualification
Bengali
Heed Language Centre (Savar, Bangladesh) - 2003

Name Nathan
Country Australia
Native Language English
Preferred student age
Students (17-22)
Adults (23-40)
Adults (40+)
Preferred level of students
Beginner
Pre Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Can also teach
German
Bengali
Can speak
French
Spanish

Subject

Bengali

Bengali lessons for children

Able to assist here but prefer adults.

Intensive Bengali

Can accommodate advanced students depending on learning requirements.

Bengali for beginners

Particularly for those looking to travel either to Bangladesh or West Bengal armed with the ability to communicate effectively in simple contexts.

Business Bengali

Limited experience here.

Conversational Bengali

Particularly for those who wish to improve upon their basic understanding of Bengali and communicate effectively on an intermediate level.

Bengali for traveling

Particularly for those looking to travel either to Bangladesh or West Bengal armed with the ability to communicate effectively in simple contexts.

Working with Bengali people

I taught English to over 150 Bengali students bilingually. I spoke Bengali working with Bengalis on UNICEF, UNDP, USAID, Concern, Save the Children and other donor funded projects

Having Bengali friends

I have many Bengali friends in Bangladesh and Australia.

Reading and writing Bengali

I can teach all characters, numbers, basic sentence structure and simple phrases/questions. Can also include double consonants and other more complicated aspects if required.

Understanding Bengali movies

I've watched many Bengali movies and can help break down meanings if required.

Bengali lifestyle and culture

I can give you a deep understanding of Bangladeshi culture and teach slang/local dialects.

Marrying a native Bengali

I am married to a native Bengali speaker and we speak it every day.

About Tutor

Lived in Bangladesh for 5 years. 3 month initia

Experience

Lived in Bangladesh for 5 years. 3 month initial Bengali course in reading/writing/speaking...lived with 2 host families over 6 months. Taught bilingual English to high school students for 2 years. Used Bengali in development work for 3 years. Professional Bengali interpreter in Australia.

Teaching Approach

Casual or as per student's learning requirements. Can be as structured or unstructured as required and can cover reading/writing or just speaking. I would start with basic greetings and Q&A then break each phrase/sentence down into its components, e.g. SOV, personal pronouns, verb and conjugation, adjective, formal/informal, etc.