About Your Teacher – Vinny Champeau
Hello. My name is Vinny. I’m from Wisconsin in the United States. I have been learning and teaching languages for over 10 years, 4 years online. I specialize in teaching natural, conversational English with a focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.
I will help you improve your communication with native speakers so you can be more successful in your personal and professional relationships. In my classes you will learn to
- Speak confidently with correct pronunciation.
- Express yourself efficiently and accurately using the right words and expressions
- Understand the natural speed of English as in TV, movies and podcasts
- How to motivate yourself and maintain constant effort but have fun at the same time!
I’m not just a teacher. I am a learning coach. I was not perfect when I started learning languages. In fact, I failed many times before I succeeded. I understand your challenges and I will support you until you are satisfied with your level of English.
My teaching is CREATIVE but organized at the same time. I love to teach using technology: flashcards, dictionaries, powerpoints, google images, and live recording are some of the tools I use during our lessons.
I am friendly, patient, and adaptable. I’m very curious and I want to know about you, your life story, your country and your culture. I believe the most important thing when learning languages is MOTIVATION. I want you to have fun when you learn English. Having fun = more motivation. In my classes you will have a fun, interactive and creative experience. We don’t just practice boring grammar exercises. We look at pictures, make flashcards, write stories, and have interesting conversations.
I have an all-in-one flashcard system and app that will teach you the new vocabulary and grammar that we cover during the lesson. Flashcards include sound and pictures. I take notes during the lesson and create new learning material for you based on your common mistakes. Every week you will receive new flashcards to study.
I use a lesson platform called Off2Class.com. When you start lessons with me I will give you your own account where you can access all the materials we use during the lesson and extra practice assignments. I also give you creative challenges, such as telling a story and recording yourself or writing sentences and short stories with new words.
Please contact me to request videos of lessons with my students.
My background is in video editing and media-related technology. In the past 10 years, I have lived in four different countries and visited many others. I have studied Thai, Japanese and Spanish. My interests include Yoga, Tantra, meditation, travel, Native American shamanism and plant medicines, organic & natural food, reading, electronic music, dancing, and writing.
I chose to learn Spanish in order to heal my brain after suffering from PTSD for several years and to become more connected to the world of the shamans of Latin America. I successfully recovered and believe that learning a new language can restore brain damage, develop new aspects of your personality, and fundamentally change the way you think and how your brain works.
Resume and Work ExperienceVincent-Champeau-Resume
Maira loves working with you! Her English has improved very quickly.Au Pair Client
Vinny has an extraordinary way of teaching. He evaluates you in a way that you feel immediately comfortable and he uses a wide variety of leaning tools that adapts to your way of learning.
He introduces you to several resources and ways of learning a language that you would have never have imagined existed; such as podcasts, books, videos and online activities.
He has excellent organizational skills, and his classes are well-equipped in content and exercises and he was always able to make room in our agenda every time I wanted to be coached.’
He adapts himself and his lessons to your pace making every lesson so practical and educational. He also knows Spanish which in my opinion was a big plus being a Spanish speaking person.
He is a very passionate person, an attribute you can immediately sense when you start talking with him.
I’m very glad to say that working with Vinny I was able not only to improve my application of English grammar but I also gained self-confidence to speak . I think that is what makes him one of the best teachers I have had.:)Dana
I have been working with Vincent for 3 months in order to improve my accent. The learning techniques that Vincent uses in his lessons are good for both beginners and intermediate students. I want to say that I am fully satisfied with the results and I recommend choosing him as your teacher.Daniel