I have taught Turkish since 2001 and I have been a Turkish teacher in London for Cactus since 2015. I teach Turkish at the Cactus centre in London.
I have been living in the UK for 26 years.
I have been to about 18 countries, in Europe, Asia and North America. I lived for a while in Oman and Mexico.
I have a BA Degree in German Language and Literature from Ankara and Gottingen. I also have a Diploma in Public Service Interpretation-English Law from Metropolitan, London.
I am also working as a Telephone Interpreter.
Language Learning Tips: find a song you like in the foreign language and translate the lyrics to English and keep listening and singing along, following the words (don’t choose an instrumental!).
Another tip: put sticky notes up around the house with words on – learn the vocabulary by heart.
My best teaching experience: I had a deaf student. Despite the challenges I taught her to speak Turkish out loud quite clearly. She was so motivated, she used to write a diary for homework. She was my Language Hero.
Looking forward to seeing you on my course.