Gain Confidence & Express
Your English With ease ...

Gain Confidence & Express Your English With ease ...

Everyone has different abilities and needs when it comes to learning. That’s why it’s essential to apply specific techniques and methodologies to each individual situation. In particular when it comes to gaining confidence and expressing your English
with ease.

" I prepare specifically for your requirements and preferences. Strengthening your weak points and boosting your strengths using practical, fun and dynamic techniques "

Online Qualifications

Are you aiming to get Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced or to pass the EOI exams?

(Also qualifications such as OTE (Oxford Test of English), TOEFL, IELTS, Trinity etc.)

In 2014 I qualified as an Official Examiner for the Cambridge Speaking exams. In addition, I have taught many classes in the EOI in Vitoria.

"I know the material in depth and I am fully aware of what you need to study in order to pass the exams, and I can teach you some essential tricks for getting a good mark in the exam! "

Why don’t you do a level test and we’ll see where you need to focus most?

Business English

I work with managers or other professionals whose particular needs reflect their working environment.

I tailor everything to provide use of the language which you use most often in your workplace, this can be emphasis on emails, telephoning and video conferencing or emphasis on small talk and general communication, whatever your needs may be. I also emphasize the psychological part and can help to build up more confidence and more positive feeling about your English.

Medical and Scientific English

I have a special interest in nature and health (I have an Honours Degree in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland). I can help you with your use of English related to Medicine and Biology. If you have any documents in English that you would like checked, just let me know.

Speaking

Conversation groups for improving fluency and confidence in a relaxed and supportive environment.

So many students tell me that speaking is what they need most, so these classes are designed to maximize your speaking time and allow you to try new grammatical forms and become fluent with complex structures that you previously felt insecure with. (For example, conditionals, reported speech, passives and those beloved phrasal verbs!)

We find topics of interest for everyone which will motivate you to speak and express yourself. The classes are prepared and structured, so you feel you are progressing. At the same time we will share ideas and suggestions, as contributions from students are always welcomed.

Walk and Talk

I have a special interest in nature and health (I have an Honours Degree in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland). I can help you with your use of English related to Medicine and Biology. If you have any documents in English that you would like checked, just let me know.

Online Sessions

During these difficult times, perhaps you prefer to receive your classes from the comfort of your own home or from your office. Why not try a class through Zoom? It’s easy and it can help significantly when you have a videoconference or call in your work.

We’ll do all the activities that you can normally do in a face-to-face class while practising exactly what you need and giving you written feedback afterwards by email. And of course, a little homework to keep you on track!

Shona Bannatyne - Language Coach

English for Biologists

Dedicated to helping Biologists

I’m dedicated to helping biologists and nature-lovers improve their English Communication Skills.
Tailormade to match your specific needs

Whether you need to present your work, understand texts in English, write reports or emails, explain your work to visitors or any other task – my aim is to help you receive the recognition you deserve for your work and to build your confidence to be able to express yourself clearly and effectively.

Having studied a degree in Cell Biology and Immunology I have extensive knowledge of science. I am also fascinated by all things nature – whether it be a tiny cell in a fungus or inside the mind of an elephant! I just love nature and always have done. Being brought up in a remote village on a Scottish island made me strongly value the wildlife around us.

With more than 19 years experience of teaching English to professionals in Spain, many of whom are biologists, scientists and nature-lovers.

Small Groups 

With a focus on Biology and Nature, these classes are designed to fit the needs of all the learners. You could sign up with a friend, or consult me about whether there is a suitable group for you to join.

Focus on Speaking
All students have an equal opportunity to speak and express their ideas. Topics will be engaging and motivating.
A necessary part of learning is getting corrected and I give a particular emphasis to explaining corrections and encouraging you to improve.
As a trained and qualified language coach, I also provide psychological support and guidance to help overcome fears about using English and offer advice for building confidence and feeling great about your English!

Contact me and let's get started

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