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Here at Newcastle Language Systems, we take pride in our staff of professional language educators.

If you would like to learn more about them, schedule a lesson, or  have any questions for them, simply click the appropriate button.

Here at Newcastle Language Systems, we take pride in our staff of professional language educators.
If you would like to learn more about them, schedule a lesson, or  have any questions for them, simply click the appropriate button.

Educator: Jack Newcastle

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Teaches:

General English

Business English

English Pronunciation

Writing Skills

TOEFL Test Preparation

Speaks:

English, French

 

Fields of Expertise:

Information Technology

American Cultural History

Literature / Writing

Degree:

Masters in Linguistics

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

 

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  • Jack Newcastle

  • English

  • French, Italian

  • English

  • Information Technology, American Cultural History

  • Education

  • Bachelor of Arts: Linguistics
    Queens College, City University of New York

  • <p>Masters in Linguistics<br /> The Graduate Center, City University of New York</p>
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  • Career Experience:

  • Life Experience:

  • Hello, and thank you for visiting. In my previous career in Information Technology, I always believed it was important to build close relationships with my clients. The more I knew about them, the more I understood their goals. Indeed, what made me successful in that business is that my clients were tired of "cold" computer experts – those who spoke only in technical terms and couldn't talk to anyone on a human level. For reasons I will explain, I believe the coach - student relationship needs to be even stronger than the ones I formed in IT, and so I want my potential learners to know a little something more about me.

    It was at the age of eighteen that I got my first job in Information Technology, and after twenty-eight years in the field, I finally decided to return to school for Linguistics. I had studied Japanese in college, and Greek after that, and as a language lover, I had always been interested in the subject and how language is constructed. Later in life, I began to study French, and as I sat in class, I started to wonder why it was so difficult for an adult to learn a second language. Often, I would learn a rule, have it in my head, and then fail to use it when it was needed. I also noticed that although some of the words my instructors used sounded exactly alike to me, the instructors would insist that they were completely different! Well, after two years of lessons, I realized it was time to close my IT consulting company and follow my three real passions in life: words, language, and linguistics.

    It was five years later that I reached my goals of earning both my Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Linguistics, and from there I went on to earn my Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from Cambridge University. However, after talking with my students, it appears that while my training provided me with the knowledge necessary for effective language instruction, equally important to the process is the ability to connect with learners. As a language student myself, I know I need to feel comfortable with my coaches, because, after all, language learning is about using the language, and so the coach needs to be someone who the student actually wants to talk to. So, in a sense, my language students seem to like me for the same reason my IT clients liked me. Indeed, one of my students might have said it best when he said, "I like your lessons, Jack, because you listen."

    And I'd like to listen to you, too. As a writer, I'm interested in almost every subject, and I believe I can talk about almost any subject, as well. So, if you want to talk about art history, I'd be very interested in hearing your thoughts on Abstract Expressionism. If you want to talk about the future of technology, I'm ready to discuss the pros and cons of driverless cars. And I'm also ready to teach you how to talk about those topics in English! So whether it's for pleasure, travel, or business, please contact me to start your first lessons toward fluent English.

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