Jan Cambrensis

English Language Teacher with wide experience!
Female |DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Member since: Nov 23, 2009

Last active on: Sep 04, 2014 at 07:19 AM (EST)

About Jan Cambrensis

I started my teaching career in UK as a P.E. teacher in a UK secondary school. I loved it but I knew that I wanted to teach English as a Foreign Language as well. So after some years, I retrained and have since taught English Language in UK, France, Brunei and currently, in the United Arab Emirates.I have taught English to students of all ages ranging from 5 year olds to senior citizens; I have given 1:1 face to face classes as well as classes on the telephone when that was unheard of! My students have included 5 year olds, Junior and Secondary school students as well as undergraduate and postgraduate university students. I have taught ESP for nurses and surgical instrument suppliers among others and I've helped PhD candidates perfect their academic writing too. Teaching English is my passion - I'm pleased to say that even after many years of working in this field, I still look forward to every class that I teach.

Jan Cambrensis, M.App.Ling, Dip.TEFL, B.Ed.(Hons)

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

Face to Face Teaching

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Speaking for IELTS (IELTS)
Language of Instruction: English
English Language, grammar, conversation, vocabulary
Teaching Experience


UAE University, United Arab Emirates

Aug 2002 - Present

English Second Language


CfBT Education Services, Brunei Darussalam

Aug 1993 - Apr 2000

English Second Language

ESL Teacher

Centre d'Etudes et Langues, France

Aug 1989 - Jul 1990

English Second Language

PE Teacher

Various Schools, United Kingdom

Sep 1978 - Jun 1987

Physical Education, Health Education, Personal and Social Education

Ran skiing trips to continental Europe, sports days etc

Professional Experience
Round the world sailor
BT Global Challenge, 2000-2001, Devon, United Kingdom
Sep 2000 - Jun 2001

I became a racing sailor for a year, unpaid for most of that time! This was the adventure of a lifetime and a chance for ordinary people (like me) to do something extraordinary.

I include this in my professional experience as it drew on my inner strengths, helped me to know myself better and in many ways it has helped to motivate my students too with the 'I can' factor!


Master of Applied Linguistics

Macquarie University, Australia

Sep 1995 - Mar 1997

Bachelor of Education

University of London, United Kingdom

Sep 1975 - Jun 1978

Professional Exams & Certifications

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

British Computer Society , United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 2004

ECDL Advanced achieved in Microsoft Word

Master of Applied Linguistics

New South Wales, Australia

Year Of Passing: 1999


Kent, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 1991


Kent, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 1985

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

London, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 1978

Associations & Membership
TESOL Arabia
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
Nov 2002 - Present
by Cristina posted on 07 October, 2012

I was a wonderful class, reviewing vocabulary. I would like to continue join at your class.

by aka Ken posted on 07 October, 2012

That was a nice fruitsful class,Thank you so much!

by Batoul posted on 12 November, 2010

interresting class

by alex posted on 13 December, 2009

It is wonderful to hear that you still look forward to teach.Could you please give me your notes on teaching english. I too am a teacher of english since 20 years.But I do not have any real notes of lessons as to how to teachEenglish.I love English and I like to learn more about teaching English especially communicative skills. Could you please help me! Alex

by Cristina posted on 08 December, 2009

wow it was a real good teacher

by aka Ken posted on 08 December, 2009

wow, I could learn not only English but also social system in the world, Great class!

by Nadia posted on 08 December, 2009

great discussion class, got to know lots of new vocabulary, i like lovely discussions Jan starts up, thanks a lot

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