I'm Tracy Hope, founder of Language Plus and workshop lead. I have a degree in primary education and am a certified teacher of English as another language. I have taught students from age 5-13 in my native New Zealand. I have two teenage children at school in Zurich. I have a special passion for supporting those wanting to integrate in Switzerland.
As a parent with children learning a second language at school (and learning a second -- and third -- language myself!), I understand the difficulties and barriers to learning another language. Confidence and a willingness to learn from mistakes are key to successful language learning. Many students learn English through books and rote memorisation, from a non-native English speaker, and need a chance to practise using it in a real context.
I love reading and writing, and as a teacher I have a passion for literacy and supporting children in finding their own passions.
When I'm not in the classroom you'll find me reading a book, riding my scooter around Lake Zürich, and generally enjoying life in Switzerland with my family.
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2010
Cambridge Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
Flying Teachers, Zürich, 2017
Schweizerische Verband für Weiterbildung (SVEB) Certificate Step 1
TLC Sprachschule, Baden, 2019