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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AUTUMN

from United States

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL). Hello and Welcome! My name is Autumn and I am from Texas, USA. I have over 10 years experience working with children and 5 years in the classroom both physically and virtually.

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BRANDY

from United States

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL). Hi, my name is Brandy. I was born and raised in southern California. I have worked as a teacher’s assistant for my local school district for about 5 years.

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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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melanie

from United States

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and Persian. My name is Melanie and I am a native English speaker. I am also fluent in Persian and have years of teaching experience.

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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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manny

from United States

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL). Hello, I am teacher Manny and I’m a native speaker from USA. I have 18 years of teaching experience in a combination of classroom and online setting.

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CICI

from United States

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL). Hello my name is CiCi. I currently live in the United States, but for the past four years I have been teaching English and traveling this beautiful planet.

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cecilia

from Kenya

I teach Swahili. My name is Cecilia. I am from Kenya and my native language is Swahili. I have 10 years teaching experience. I have lived in Asia and love different cultures.

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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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seni

from Swaziland

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL). I am originally from Swaziland, Africa. I am fluent in English, Swazi, and Chinese. I moved to Taiwan as a teenager and graduated from an international university in Taipei.

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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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Liudmila

from Moldova

I teach Russian, Romanian, and English as a Second Language (ESL).  Hi, my name is Liudmila. I was born in Moldova. We speak two languages in my country let's why I am fluent in Russian and Romanian. I have TEFOL certification and I love to share my knowledge with you.

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dilly

from Italy

I teach Italian and English as a Second Language (ESL). Hello, my name is Dilly. I am an experienced ESL teacher who was born and raised in Milan, Italy and currently live in Sydney, Australia. I have a Bachelor degree and TESOL certificate.

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david

from Taiwan

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and Chinese. Originally from Taiwan, I lived in the U.S.A. since 13, and currently I’m based in Taiwan where I teach business and conversational English.

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maggie

from Taiwan

I teach Chinese. I am from Taipei. I studied in England for two years to teach English. I have been working as a Chinese and English tutor for over 10 years.

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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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elissa

from Canada

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and Chinese. Hello and Ni hao! Although my native country is Canada, I have lived in Taiwan for thirteen years. I would love to help you learn either English or Chinese, so that you can see how much fun it is to speak like a local.

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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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PILy

from Spain

I teach Spanish and Catalan. My name is Pily. I was born in Spain. I am fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English. I have 16 years of teaching experience. 

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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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gregg

from Nigeria

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and IELTS. I am an ESL/IELTS instructor, voice-over talent. I am near-native English speaker. As a certified TESOL teacher, I have gained over a decade of professional experience. 

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