Laura Paterson


Laura Paterson

About Instructor - Laura Paterson

Laura Paterson is a highly trained and experienced provider of online training for Language Academy from UK.

Laura qualified as an English Language teacher at the prestigious British Council,Cairo, Egypt and was immediately recruited to teach both General and Business English to a client base including Vodafone, Pepsi, the National Bank of Egypt and the Egyptian Justice Departments.

Laura Paterson - IELTS instructor

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On return to the UK, she became a specialist examinations teacher at some of the best private language school companies in Europe, devising syllabi, delivering classes and leading in-house teacher training in:

  • IELTS (Academic and General Training)
  • Cambridge Proficiency, Advanced, First
  • Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Vantage and Preliminary
  • Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken English
  • ETS Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • ETS Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)

Those taught successfully by Laura in General English, examination preparation and bespoke Corporate Training include: the Finnish Parliament, UBS, the French Air Traffic Control Service (ENAC), the Turkish Ministry of Justice, the UAE MilitaryAttache, the Kuwaiti Embassy, the Saudi Embassy, the Spanish Military Airforce, the Italian Nautical Training Institute (Sorrento), Korean Air, the Women's Bank ofSaudi Arabia and the Vatican.

Laura successfully completed a postgraduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in 2019. Her areas of specialism included Second Language Acquisition, promoting Learner Autonomy and accessing and utilizing technology in the classroom (which has been maximized in light of the current pandemic). She graduated with Distinction.

Her success rate in examinations and high levels of student satisfaction saw her promoted to an Academic Management position at the highly regarded British Study Centres, UK in 2016 which she held until 2020 when she moved to work at the University of Sheffield (a World Top 100 University). Here, she delivered an industry-leading pre-Sessional programme to postgraduate students and yielded outstanding results.

Laura is a committed, driven and expert teacher. She makes classes accessible, informative and effective and puts students and promotion of their excellence at the fore of the learning environment and a reality.

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