OUR GRASSROOTS

We take pride in our grassroots. Shantel Alford, founder of Online Global Classroom, was born in Dallas, Texas, but was brought up in a small southern US town. She holds a degree in Travel, Tourism and Management as well as TEFL/TESOL certification. Hers has been a nomadic life as she connected with people and cultures in more than 30 countries all over the world. As a young adult she moved to Italy where she taught English to professionals and other adults. Later she was awarded a cultural-enrichment scholarship to study Chinese in Taiwan. After completing her studies, she remained in Asia for several years, teaching English in schools and online to executives.

She understands the journey and plateau for learning a language and has used her wealth of knowledge and experience to build a platform online, pairing learners with native educators. Appropriately, our mantra is, "We teach more than a language; we teach a culture." We do not believe that a person can truly grasp one without understanding the other. 

Online Global Classroom was founded with one purpose - to establish an online community for learners to improve their language skills through cultural enrichment with native educators. We look forward to helping you on your journey to learn a new language and culture!

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adella

from  New Zealand

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL). My name is Adella and I’m from New Zealand.  However, I currently live in  Ecuador and fluent in Spanish.  I have been teaching English (American and British) for 13 years. I hold an ESL teaching Certificate awarded by University of Cambridge. I have improved my teaching techniques, strategies and methodologies to the benefit of my students.

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LAura

from Canada

I teach American Sign Language (ASL). My name is Laura . I would love to bring my 20+ years of experience, my passion for ASL, and my joy for teaching to you in a personally tailored one-on-one program or group class! Let’s learn together!

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nelly

from United States

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish. I'm Nelly! I teach English and Spanish, have tutored for almost a decade and have taught language for over 2 years.

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LAYLA

from France

I teach French. Salut! Moi c’est Layla! I was born and raised in France and it’s a pleasure for me to teach my mother tongue and to share my culture with people.

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ANDREW

from United States

I teach American Sign Language (ASL), English as a Second Language (ESL), Russian and Spanish. My name is Andrew. Anyone who knows me would tell you that I have a love for culture and variety in people. I live in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

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STEPHANIE

from United States

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and American Sign Language (ASL). My name is Stephanie. Learning and language have always been a part of my life. Currently, I work as an ASL interpreter.

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Isabelle

from France

I teach French. Hello, I am Isabelle and I’m a native teacher from France. Bonjour à tous! Based in the Amazon Region of Bolivia. I have been teaching online for 4 years.

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Aurélia

from France

I teach French. Bonjour ! My name is Aurélia AKA Lia. I'm a native French speaker and I am currently living in the States. I have really enjoyed sharing my culture and teaching my style of French. 

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iris

from Japan

I teach Japanese and Chinese. Konnichiwa, dàjiā hǎo! My name is Iris. I’m from Japan. I teach Japanese and Chinese Mandarin. I have over five years of teaching experience, working with both adults and children. My classes are full of energy and you’ll have fun a lot!

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libary

from Colombia

I teach Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL). ¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? My name is Libary. I am a Spanish and English tutor born and raised in Colombia. I have more than seven years of experience teaching languages.

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amanda

from Brazil

I teach Portuguese. E aí! Beleza?  I am from Brazil.  I am a native Portuguese teacher and I adapt my classes according to your needs, level, and goals. I would love the opportunity to share with you my language and have it become your language! 

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SAJJAD

from Iran

I teach Farsi. My name is Sajjad and I am a native English speaker. I am also fluent in Farsi and have years of teaching experience.

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valeria

from Bolivia

​I teach Spanish. Hola ¿Qué tal? My name is Valeria. I live in Bolivia and Spanish is my mother tongue. I will adjust to your level and adapt my teaching methods to your learning style. I have TEFOL certification.

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SIMON

from Germany

I teach German, and English as a Second Language (ESL).  Hi, my name is Simon. My origin is Germany but I grew up in Austria. That helped me to get to know different cultures and ways to think. 

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scott

from America

I teach Italian and English as a Second Language (ESL).  It's been my privilege to teach students of all ages and from various countries. I hold a bachelor's degree as well as 140 hour+ TESOL/TEFL/TEYL certification. In my free time I enjoy hiking and playing the drums.

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sergio

from Portugal

I teach Portuguese (Portugal) and English as a second language. Hi, I'm Sérgio! I'm from Portugal, I work as a translator and I have been teaching languages for over 5 years now. 

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SUNNY

from Taiwan

I teach Chinese. I am from Taipei. I have traveled to many countries and enjoy meeting new people. As a Chinese tutor, my goal is to help learners feel comfortable and confident to speak Chinese.

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daniele

from Italy

I teach Italian and English as a Second Language (ESL). Hi there! I’m Daniele, and of course I am Italian, otherwise I would be simply ‘Daniel’! I have first-hand experience of learning a language, I have had the pleasure to learn English, Slovenian and Spanish.

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kelly

from Korea

I teach  Korean.  Hello everyone! I live in South Korea and have been teaching kids and adults for more than 10 years. I have done it as a private tutor or in the public setting. The class will be practical and no stress. My goal for the class is laughing! So please come and see how it goes!

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paul

from Japan

I teach Japanese and Mandarin ChineseHi! My name is Paul Kim. I am a native Japanese speaker, but I am also fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Korean, and English. I have picked up some effective methods for learning a new language that I would be happy to share with you.

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sonexay

from Laos

I teach Laotian. My name is Sonexay. I am originally from Laos and my native language is Laotian. I live in Vientiane and have taught Laotian to people of all backgrounds almost twenty years.

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erick

from Mexico

I teach Spanish and ESL (English as Second Language). Bienvenido.
¿Cómo le va? I am Erick from Mexico. I have more than five years of experience as an ESL Tutor. I had visited different cities and countries throughout my lifetime helping me comprehend different cultures and languages.

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cherry

from Thailand

I teach Thailand. Hello! My name is Cherry. I am a Thai language teacher. I have been teaching for about 16 years. I love helping foreigners to learn Thai language. I have a simple technique that can help you to know more easily. Let's learn Thai together.

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karla

from Mexico

I teach English as a second language, German and Spanish (ESL).  Hello! ¡Hola! My name is Karla. I am from Mexico, my mother tongue is Spanish and I love to learn languages, but what I love the most is to help my students learn another language, another way of thinking.