Teacher Profile – Vinny Champeau
Do you struggle to understand movies in English? Is it hard for you to understand and communicate with native speakers? Do you want to have better conversations?
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 to native Spanish speakers.
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
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.
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.