Art is an American and has been living in the Netherlands since 1997. He and his Dutch wife have 3 bi-lingual sons. Art has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and originally moved to the Netherlands to establish and run the international activities of an American call center software company. In 2009, after 23 years in that business, he decided to take his career in a completely different direction. He started doing volunteer work at a primary school in Abcoude, where his sons were enrolled, and gave English lessons to children in small groups, using games, songs, drama, and reading stories to keep the children motivated. The enthusiastic reactions of the kids and their parents convinced Art to establish Fun Learning English, together with Sarah Bevis.
Sarah is English and has been living in the Netherlands since 1999 with her Dutch husband. Her two children are naturally bilingual. In England, she attended Hull University where she studied sociology and anthropology. Sarah built up experience in teaching English at a junior school in Zanzibar and an international school in India. She started Fun Learning English, together with Art, to help give children a better opportunity to start learning English from a young age, and to help stimulate their development and self confidence.
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Alina moved to Amsterdam in 2014, following her Dutch boyfriend. Before that she studied and worked in Romania, where she graduated from a teacher training college. Alina also completed a four years Bachelor in Theater and the Art of Spectacle. While pursuing her passion for the arts and theater, Alina taught children constantly for the last seven years, always trying to pass knowledge in new fun ways, loving to stage plays together with her students. In 2015, she graduated from the international Master program at Utrecht University, becoming a Master of Arts in Theater Studies.
do you love to teach?
Are you a Native English speaker?
Do you enjoy working with young children?
Are you looking for an exciting job for a few hours a week?
If yes then Fun Learning English may be for you.
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Fun Learning English is a small initiative teaching children between the ages of 4 and 12 English, as well as adults who need help with professional and medical English. We are often looking for energetic, Native English speakers who enjoy working with young children or adults to join our team.
For children, the opportunities are after-school group lessons, private lessons and teaching in primary schools during the day.
The after-school class sizes are small, maximum size 8 children, and are normally conducted at primary schools after school is out. The private lessons are often at the student’s home. The lessons at the primary schools during the school day may have larger numbers of students in the classes.
We play games, read stories, do theatre, dance and sing with the children to help them learn English. A lesson normally lasts 45 minutes.
We have lots of lesson material, but we urge you to use your own experience in preparing what you will teach.
If you are interested in exploring this further please feel free to contact us.