By creating this blog, I hope to help students and teachers of English. I will write about tools to assist students in learning English, and resources to assist the teaching of English also. I will provide ideas for lessons as well as basic lesson plans and conversation starters. I don't claim to be an English language expert. I completed my TEFL certificate in 2009 here in Prague, and since then I have gained experience teaching in many different companies and individuals. I also studied creative writing at university, I am currently studying acting in Prague, and I have experience in proofreading and editing. Yet, I am still learning and always will be. Sometimes I get things right, and sometimes I get things wrong. Learning any language is a process. Even though I am a native English speaker I am learning more and more about my own language every day.
I believe that learning English should be an enjoyable process shared by the student and teacher. Therefore, I invite you to follow my blog and walk this path with me.
A bit about me:
My name is Stuart Mentha, and I am a private English teacher from Melbourne, Australia. I am 25 years old, TEFL certified. So far, I have been living in Prague for a year and a half, and I studied in Turin, Italy for 6 months prior to that. I teach students of all levels, from absolute beginners to highly advanced. In Australia I completed my degree in Creative Writing, and I now study acting at the Prague Playhouse. My lessons are therefore always unique, as I involve the use of games, and I can act out words and phrases instead of just explaining things. Sometimes I make a fool of myself in the process, but that’s great, because then my students are sure to remember what I am teaching! I also like to involve Australian topics such as: native animals, the beach, and the Australian outback.