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About: About Us
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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 bachelors degree in Education and minor in Business 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!

MEET THE TEACHERS

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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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carlos

from Honduras

I teach American Sign Language (ASL). Hi there! My name is Carlos, and I am from Honduras. I have been a teacher for more than 10 years, with several languages, which has allowed me to focus on teaching techniques, diverse ways of learning and use of tools to improve the learning process in general. Here on this amazing platform, I can help you with your journey of learning American Sign Language (ASL). I love this language and you will see that in my classes. As a sign language teacher, 

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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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jodie

from America

I teach American Sign Language (ASL), and English as a Second Language (ESL). Hello everyone, my name is Jodie.  I have many years of experience in teaching and interpreting in ASL and English. 

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jessica

from America

I teach American Sign Language. My name is Jessica or “J-Smile” which is my Sign Language name given to me by the deaf community in my area. I was introduced to ASL over 12 years ago and have found it to be a bridge to a wonderful and vibrant people. Now, I hope to introduce you to these people as my friends so you can explore this whole new world and interact with the deaf in your area without fear. Remember, language is just a bridge to make more friends.

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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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christelle

from Cameroon

I teach French and English as a Second Language (ESL). Hello, my name is Christelle. I am a French native speaker from Cameroon. I am TESOL certified and have accumulated a lot of experience teaching in both languages over the years.

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camila

from Colombia

I teach Spanish. ¡Hola a todos! My name is Camila. I am from Colombia and my native language is Spanish but I also speak English. I love teaching and helping my students to communicate correctly.

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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. 

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bryan

from Cameroon

I teach French.Hi my name is Bryan. I fluently speak French and English. Languages are a passion to me and having to share them by tutoring is an amazing adventure for me. I make learning a new language a marvelous trip. So let's meet in class, and let's do this conversational.

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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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jaz

from Mexico

I teach Spanish and ESL (English as Second Language). Hola! My name is Jaz. I'm from Mexico. My first language is Spanish, but I also speak English and Italian, so I know the challenges and rewards of learning a foreign language. I’ve been teaching online since early 2015.

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nardos

from Germany

I teach German. Hallo, hello! My Name is Nardos, I am originally from Eritrea but grew up in Germany, so German is my first language. I love to teach and always prioritise to get my students to feel comfortable with the German language and culture, so they can start having conversations quickly.

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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.

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sipa

from Thailand

I teach Thai. Hello! My name is Sipa. 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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ben

from Korea

I teach Korean. Hi, my name is Ben. I live in South Korea. My first language is Korean and I also speak English. I have been teaching since 2008. I would like to help you to understand cultural background and you will learn Korean in a practical and fun way.

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leah

from Japan

I teach Japanese. Minasan konnichiwa! My name is Leah. I’m originally from Kyoto Japan, and now living in Taiwan. I speak Mandarin Chinese and Indonesian as well. I have over 15 years of experience in teaching Japanese.

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Sarasa

from Japan

I teach Japanese. Hajimemashite! I'm Sarasa. I grew up in Kyoto, Japan, and now live in France. I'm inspired by travelling and experiencing different cultures, making new friends along the way. 

MEET THE ADMINS

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kIMBERLY

from America

Office Manager and Admissions. Hi! My name is Kimberly I am here to make sure that everyone's experience with OGC is a pleasant and successful journey. Come join our family!

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aubrey

from America

Digital Coordinator. Hi! My name is Aubrey. I manage digital documents as an intern while happily learning American Sign Language with OGC. 

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ola

from America

Scheduling Manager. Hello, my name is Ola. I schedule classes for our students, setup the Zoom account and make sure that all class details are sent out to students on Google calendar.

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alexandria

from America

Social Media Manager. Hello! My name is Alexandria. I manage social media posting, I also help with curriculum building and I am a bilingual teacher. I have certificates for ADHD and Autism to best help the needs of our students.

Make sure to follow us, give us a like and share with others. We look forward to having you in class.

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