Mark from Australia

Hi everyone
UPDATE: 5th September 2021 — I’m back! I’ve just had a great summer break with my family. I look forward to seeing all my great ChatterStudents again. -------

I’m Mark and I come from Australia :australia:, but I now live in the UK :uk:. I live in the beautiful seaside city of Brighton. I grew up in Melbourne and visited London in 1996 for a holiday. I never went home!
I’ve been trying to learn languages for a long time. I started learning German 13 years ago, and Spanish 10 years ago but didn’t learn very much until I started using Chatterbug.
I loved Chatterburg :catbee: so much that I decided to be a tutor :bear_happy:, to help other people on their language learning journey. I love being able to chat with people all over the world :world_map:.
In my life I have travelled a lot of the world :desert_island:, and everywhere I travelled I would spend months learning the language before I went.
I spent three months learning Spanish before travelling to Colombia in 2009 :airplane:, and I kept going by learning a little bit of Greek :greece: , French :fr: , Bulgarian :bulgaria: , Khmer :cambodia: , and I even learnt Bahasa Indonesia :indonesia: when I was at school.
I am a teacher in a school, and teach Digital Media :movie_camera: , Science :test_tube: and also Business Studies :business_suit_levitating: . I am a senior manager, so I also manage our Careers Programme, our 6th form (in the UK that’s the older students aged 16-19), and all the IT systems :desktop_computer:.
I love bike riding :bike:, and there is lots of beautiful countryside near Brighton where I can spend hours with my friends riding (and drinking coffee :coffee:)
I love music :guitar:, and learning a language has been a great way to find out about music from around the world. I love finding out about the newest bands and Brighton is a great city for seeing “The Next Big Thing” in a small venue.
I completely love learning languages :speaking_head: and I understand the stress and difficulties of trying to learn a new language, particularly having the confidence to speak. The Chatterbug :happyllama: live lessons are a great place to build confidence speaking and being able to make mistakes and get better and better each time. I know how hard it is to go from learning some grammar and vocabulary to being able to speak, so the lessons with me are always supportive and a safe place to learn at your own speed.
I have been teaching for over 20 years, so hopefully I know what I’m doing!

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Hey Mark,

my name is Leyla, I am from germany and I would like to learn better english. I speak fluent english but I would like to express myself better and more precised because sometimes I get a bit insecure when it comes to pronouncing certain words well and getting a better accent (between I love the Australian accent so much, so when I read that you are from Australia, I knew I had to write you :)) I would like to get in contact with you and may you could give me some information, because I´d love if you could teach me. :slight_smile: Thanks in advance!

Sincerely yours Leyla

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Hi @Leyla2307, welcome to the Chatterbug community! If you favorite Mark you can check on his individual schedule and book a lesson with him. Here you can find out how to favorite a tutor.

Did you see that @madelynlines is from Australia, too? Have a look at her profile: Madelyn aus Australien

I’m sure you’ll love working with Mark and Madelyn, they’re both amazing and experienced tutors :slight_smile:

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Hi @Leyla2307,
Thanks for your message. @kjanina beat me to it!
If you favourite me on this page: MarkyM73 you can favourite me and book a lesson with me.
And I am sure I can teach you some great Australian expressions too!
I hope to see you on Chatterbug.
:catbee:
Mark

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Hi Mark

I hope you are well!
I would be happy to see you again in the live lesson as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance
Dominik

Hi Dominik
That would be great.
I’m on holiday next week but I will be back on 28th October. I will update my calendar so you can book a lesson
I look forward to seeing you soon. It’s been too long!
Bis bald.
Mark

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