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Afrikaans, English, Thai Teacher & Tutor: David Shaw

Private lessons, classes in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa or online via telephone, text chat, voice chat, video conferencing.

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 Profile of David Shaw Date: November 25, 2020 
The Basics
Name: David Shaw
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Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) Afrikaans
(N) English
(N) Thai

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Cape Town
State, province or region: Western Cape
Country: South Africa
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
  • Telephone
  • Text chat
  • Voice chat
  • Video conferencing
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • 2-3 students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Conversation
  • Study Abroad
  • Business

    Teaching Approach

    I specialize in teaching students how to adopt the other 93% of communication into their daily lives along with the additional 7%. In order to communicate effectively, we must adopt the 100% communication strategy.

    Only 7% of communication is verbal, whereas the other 93% consists of eye contact, hand gestures, body language, intonations, word stress, facial expressions, pronunciation and so forth.

    I teach students the art of presentation, especially when presenting themselves, a businesses presentation, presenting a thesis, presenting a seminar or answer questions of immigrations officials when travelling abroad.

    I train students to present their speeches by reading the speeches in advance in front of an audience.

    My focus is to teach any student self-confiden ce when presenting a speech in front of many people. I also teach students how to make speeches interesting, especially when students aren't confident with their level of English pronunciation .

    Similar with Thai language, I have the ability to use my English course outlines to teach Thai conversation to non-Thai speakers.

    I spent nearly 12 years socialising with Thai people in educational, government,sp ort, religious, political, public and private sectors on a day to day basis.

    I also speak fluent Afrikaans which is native to South Africa. I can translate between English and Thai and vice verse or between Afrikaans and Thai and vice versa in order to explain or define meanings and definitions in various languages native to the student.

    I have a sense to define certain things and I can easily give accurate explanations even if students aren't able to speak English.

    Program Description

    Business English for Communication
    ESL, Montessori, conversation for students in kindergarten, primary school, high school, university and also adults.

    I tought English for thirteen years in Asia and I have a very deep understanding of Thai culture. I lived with the Thai army for nearly nine years.

    I have a special ability to teach both English and Thai, even though I am not a Thai national. Thai was my spoken language for a decade.

    My fluency in the pronunciation of Thai is exceptional among the majority of foreigners who resided in Thailand.

    I am unable to read or write Thai, but I speak and understand verbal Thai around 85-90%.

    I trained high ranking officers of the Thai Ministry of Defence and taught them how to become professional guest speakers, guides, masters of ceremonies and how to use IELTS in professionals industries, such as ; international seminars, during meetings with officials and politicians from various countries, when addressing the international community on television and even when traveling abroad.

    I also have extensive experience in the industrial arena in Thailand and I have also taught seminar classes at hospitals to nursing students and I even taught English to novice monks.

    I have also trained, groomed and prepared flight attendants, air hostesses, exchange students, military exchange personnel, businessmen and women, Thai teachers, government workers, doctors, lawyers, wives of foreign expats in Thailand, engineers (Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Hitachi, Western Digital, Canon, Stanley, Honda, 304 Industrial Park Employees)

    I can edit, proofread and translate texts from English to Thai or vice versa.

    If you need your Thesis to be proofread, then I can also assist with that. I have the ability to develop and produce course outlines, curriculums, lesson plans(daily, weekly, monthly), course syllabus, themes and contents with precise instructions on how to teach the contents in class, how to do revision and also additional materials such as worksheets, flashcards, songs, chants, activities, games, digital resources etc., etc.
    I have also taught English in China.

    Teaching Experience


    M inistry of Defence of Thailand

    K humol Training Center

    304 Industrial Park Prachinburi Thailand

    C ambridge Language Assessment Center

    AYC English Camps

    Drag onfly English Camps

    Tria mudomsuksanomk lao School

    Sac red Heart Convent

    St . Katherine Kindergarten
    Brighter Future School

    San gsom School

    ELP English Language Planet

    Kri taya Kindergarten
    AFS Student Exchange

    T hammasat KlongLuang Wittayakhom School

    Chi na:

    Foshan Kindergarten
    Apple Tree International Kindergarten
    Baisha Kindergarten
    Cambridge School Loudi

    Xian g Jing Police Kindergarten
    HuaSheng Military Kindergarten
    In The Can Video Productions

    Teacher Training

    Technical High School Belville

    B oland College N2 Business Management
    PLC Pattaya - Thai Language & Culture

    We st Coast College - QCOT level 3 based on NQF 3 (Mechanical Engineering - Pipe Fitting "Oil, Gas, Marine, Nuclear, Bio Chemical industries")
    Fire Fighting Certificate
    First Aid Certificate
    Health and Safety Certificate

    Frequently Asked Questions

    I am located in South Africa. I can teach 7 days per week.

    Pay up front for entire course. Minimum of 16 hours per course. Pay by Paypal if abroad or pay into my bank account if in South Africa.

    Minimum time per class is 2 hours.

    I can only currently handle one student per time, as I am awaiting funds for a bigger premises which can support group classes via computer technology.

    I am a semiskilled mechanical engineer, I am intelligent and I have a very big understanding of global politics, economy and history as well as latest trends and technology.

    I like playing guitar and piano and making electronic music on the computer. My love for fast cars and motorcycles is endless and I am also a mechanic for anything with a petrol or diesel engine.

    I was an English Camp emcee, camp director and camp manager for over 150 English camps in Thailand for Thai students from schools such as Samsen, Yothinburana, Triamudom Pattanakarn etc., etc. I travelled to nearly 50 provinces out of 77 provinces in Thailand and I have been to hundreds of villages.

    I understand Thai culture better than 99% of foreigners on the entire planet.
    I also practiced Muay Thai for some time.

    Cost of Lessons

    US$20.00/hr - US$200.00/hr


    Profile Creation: November 22, 2020
    Profile Last Edit: November 25, 2020
    Last Login: November 26, 2020

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