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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!

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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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Mary

from America

I teach American Sign Language (ASL). My name is Mary. I am deaf. This is my sign name: “Crazy M-Y”. The sign name was given to me by a group of Deaf people within the Deaf community.

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keren

from Mexico

I teach Spanish. ¡Hola amigos! My name is Keren, I’m from Mexico. I really enjoy getting to know more people and to share not only my first language, Spanish, but the culture as well. I have a TEFL and a TEYL certification.

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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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rUTH

from Canada

I teach American Sign Language (ASL).  My name is Ruth. I have been a teacher of second languages for 24 years (TESOL certified). I am a native English Canadian and I am also fluent in American Sign Language, Quibec Sign Language and French.  

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AnIrBAn

from India

I teach American Sign Language (ASL). My name is Anirban. I was born deaf. My world is completely visual. I was invited to work as translator in Sign Language. I have been trained at translation facilities using ASL in the US. I like humor.

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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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jerry

from Haiti

I teach French. Bonjour ! My name is Jerry. I'm a native French speaker and I am currently living in Ecuador. I have really enjoyed sharing my culture. I love teaching as well as languages.

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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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dEISE

from Brazil

I teach Portuguese. I teach Portuguese, English, and German. My name is Deise, a dedicated teacher from Brazil with a postgraduate diploma, and TESOL certificates. Since 2004, I've been providing my worldwide students with fruitful engaging learning experiences. 

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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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Andy

from Korea

I teach Korean and Mandarin Chinese. Hi! My name is Andy. I teach Korean and Chinese. I am a Korean.I’ve taught Korean from 2008. I can also speak Chinese fluently, because I had lived in China before for more than 10 years. 

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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. 

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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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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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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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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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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.