My name is Emily Davis. I have a BA in Intercultural Studies and a BA in Dance from Belhaven University. I also have a CELTA certification from Cambridge University. I am currently at SHSU to achieve an MFA in Dance.
My intercultural studies degree and my CELTA certification have prepared me to teach ESL efficiently and effectively. I have taught pre-and upper-intermediate multilingual classes of 5-15 students in ESOL. I have tailored lessons according to research and analysis of students’ needs. I also have employed original and authentic texts to create activities targeting receptive and productive skills and language systems.
I have been living and working in the field of dance for over 15 years, and have taught in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas. As an expert in the performing arts, I teach private pointe, ballet, and modern/contemporary lessons. I also am trained to build a personalized exercise program for dancer based on their strength and endurance needs as evaluated.
Employers around the world ask for CELTA. It’s the practical English language teaching qualification that has given me the essential knowledge, hands-on teaching experience and classroom confidence to qualify as a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL).
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance. NDEO forges alliances with over 150 federal and state agencies and arts and education associations to support quality dance education at local, state, and national levels in the United States and with our friends in international communities.