My name is Peter Walsh. I am an ESL English teacher, both online and offline. I have been teaching English in Spain for over 6 years, from absolute beginner level to advanced level, from young learners through to retired adults. I teach exam preparation for the British Cambridge exams including the KET, PET, First Certificate & Advanced Certificate, I also teach the US university preparation exams such as the TOEFL and the SAT. I was born in Dublin in Ireland where I lived and worked for thirty years. In 2005 I moved to The Basque Country in northern Spain.
I give conversation classes including business English classes and interview preparation classes. My interests are many and wide, I’m curious about everything and enjoy talking about almost any subject. I have had many jobs and vocations over the years including, sound engineering, electrician, fibre-optics and structured cabling, graphic design & web design, music composition & DJing, and finally teaching English as a second (or foreign) language to principally Spanish speaking students.
The Irish are famed for their love of conversation and playfulness with language as demonstrated by the glittering list of famous Irish writers such as Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Flann O’Brien, Seamus Heaney, William Butler Yeats, Edna O’Brien, Brian Friel… the list goes on and on… I think that a love for language and a curiosity about it’s grammar, vocabulary, humour, idioms, logic and etymology is crucial for a teacher. I also enjoy the comparisons between English and the other great western global language of Spanish.
Online ESL classes
I offer online classes to students with CEFR B2 level and above including exam preparation for FCE, CAE, TOEFL & SAT exams, conversation classes focused on business English and/or interview preparation. Please contact me for more details of online classes.