Cathie gained her qualifications in teaching English as a second language after a background in sales and as a lawyer. She has lived and worked in the UK, Belgium and Rarotonga and has travelled the world extensively. The production of skilful English, in both speech and academic written forms, has always been one of Cathie’s passions. She assesses individual student needs and objectives and lessons include personalised additions. Cathie currently teaches groups and individuals; and her ESOL experience covers Beginner to Advanced levels, Conversation, Pronunciation, Preparation for Work in NZ, on-site teaching to businesses, teaching refugees, women-only groups, skilled migrants and workshops on the Treaty of Waitangi.
Testimonials from previous students:
"I am writing this email to give you a feedback on the English Improve Your Pronunciation Skills Night runs by Cathie Joyce. I really enjoyed this class and the format it was presented in. For me, I learn and retain much more through an online class due to the fact you can do the course as an open book. This really makes me search for the answer and in return, I retain more information. Cathie was an extraordinary, precise and punctual teacher who knew how to conduct the course in an excellent way. She managed our class with great skills!
To be honest, there is nothing that I disliked about the course. I will definitely be taking another online course from you! I appreciated the possibility of studying in Zoom as it allowed me to have a better flexibility in studying and managing the course." Angelo June 2020
"I did the English Conversation Club with teacher Cathie during the last term in tthe evenings. Was awesome and very productive! I have learned a lot from her, especially about idioms. For me it was amazing how she could help us to understand more about the English language (especially the kiwi slang). I did another class at Selwyn College before and I am pretty sure and happy to say that Cathie was the best teacher. She always tried to bring to us different ways to teach. It encourages us to come to class after a long day working. Definitely I will sign up again for the English Conversation Class". May 2020