Shellie Hansen is a CELTA and TESOL qualified teacher and holds an MA in counseling psychology. She started teaching English to children in the Philippines, but in 2003 moved back home to Australia, where she began teaching adults. She also lived in the US for 7 years and in the UK for 2, which is why her accent changes every now and then. She is now happily settled in Denmark with her Danish husband and children. She also works with both children and adults in Copenhagen. What Shellie likes about teaching is meeting people from all over the world, and learning about their cultures while helping them reach their language goals.
Food and drink:
In Sydney – have breakfast or brunch at one of the many outdoor cafés and have lunch at an Asian food court in Chinatown.
Read as much as you can from menus to magazines, watch films and online TED talks. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes – just speak, speak, speak!!
Places to visit:
Bondi Beach cliff walk in Sydney, scuba diving in the Philippines and get lost in the energy of New York City.
Shellie reads anything and everything. What she’s reading now; The Traveller trilogy by John Twelve Hawks & Wonderland by Haruki Murakami.