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
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.
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,
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.
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.
MEET THE ADMINS
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.
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