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Amthal Karim

I am an English literature graduate educated in London but now living in Sheffield. I studied for a Journalism Diploma a few years ago but found the field hard to break into so, whilst working for Sheffield Hallam University, I studied the Trinity college certificate in TESOL. I then began teaching voluntarily before I went on maternity leave. I have now taken on teaching formally although it is only part-time/occasional work. I hope to take on teaching as a full-time job as soon as my toddler is settled in nursery.

The classes I teach are based at Sheffield Hallam University and take place in the evenings. The classes attract ages from 16 onwards and the students are a mixture of nationalities and different backgrounds. There is no set syllabus so each lesson is self-contained and, more than often, topic based. There are three levels - beginners, intermediate and advanced. I teach mainly at Beginners level.

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