Hello and welcome. You may be wondering who this Yasmine is. Well, while most of the kids in my first grade class were out playing in the sand box and the swing sets, I was playing "teacher" to all my best friends—making them take imaginary tests that I had prepared. I often wonder how I was able to keep any friends at all during that time. (Taking imaginary tests on the lunch breaks are not very popular with school kids, right?) It wasn’t until after travelling the world that I finally plunged into the pool of education—starting with—American accent training. From there, I moved into conversational English and the different levels of English language learning programs. Eventually, I began teaching TOEFL and IELTS; focusing on all four language skills—listening, speaking, reading and writing. However, some of the most fun I had abroad was while I was teaching nearly two years of Aviation English (ICAO) to military pilots from around the world; an amazing experience indeed. I have taught in college, university, grade school, high school, royal palaces and online. I have held the positions of Head of English Department, Communication Lab In-Charge and Assistant Director of Studies. I hold a CELTA (Certificate of English Language Training for Adults) from University of Cambridge, London; and I have designed a fully functional communication lab, along with, several training courses for various companies and educational institutions. I have also published several articles about teacher training and class management, plus taught inspiring teachers on several occasions.
I have also been in the world of corporate training and development for companies like Hulu, Petco and Thrive Affordable Vet Care. Currently, I'm spear-heading Pakistan English Initiative; this is a teacher training program located in Islamabad, Pakistan.
With a certificate in radio broadcasting, I find myself especially sensitive to sounds, which in turn makes me an amazing accent trainer. Personally, I feel most fulfilled in life whenever I am in class with a student. Whether it is a class of 40 eager learners or just one--I'm a fish in water. So the question is: Do I love teaching and training? Well, yes I do!