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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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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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sean

from Canada

I teach American Sign Language (ASL).  My name is Sean. I have been a teacher of second languages for many years. I am a native English Canadian and I am also fluent in American Sign Language.  

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kern

from America

I teach American Sign Language (ASL). Hello, my name is Kern Campbell. I was born hearing and eventually became deaf.  I would love to help you learn how to communicate and interact in the deaf community.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aziza

from Germany

I teach German. Hallo! My name is Aziza and I’m from Germany, but am currently living in Bolivia. I also speak Spanish and English. It would be my absolute pleasure to teach and share my mother tongue and culture with you!

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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. 

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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