I'm Luke and I'm a DELTA qualified English teacher in West London, UK. I've been teaching for about 11 years, mostly in London but I also taught English in Kanagawa in Japan for 2 years. I teach general English, business English and legal English and I write teaching materials for the EFL classroom. I have been doing Luke's English Podcast for nearly 3 years now, and my aim is to make the learning of English effective, entertaining and insightful. I focus on authentic British English as it really is spoken and used.
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I am very interested in comedy and regularly perform stand-up comedy in London. I also love music, and I play in a couple of bands in London too. I play the drums and the bass, and I'm learning the guitar too (6 strings is a bit too many though I think!). I love football (of course) and rock climbing. My favourite drink is tea, but I'm also partial to a pint of Guiness. London is my home.
Favorite TV Shows
Spaced, The Office, Alan Partridge, Monty Python, Gavin and Stacey
Playing music with friends, performing stand-up comedy, rock climbing in indoor climbing centres in London, scoring goals or winning tackles on the football pitch, spending time with a certain person who knows who she is.
Catcher in the Rye, Miles by Miles Davis, The Fight by Normal Mailer, Low Moon by Jason
Schools / Education
Liverpool John Moore's University (BA Hons)
University College London (DELTA)
Withnail and I, Shaun of the Dead, 127 Hours, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Taxi Driver, Airplane, Monty Python and The Holy Grail
The Beatles, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Kings of Convenience, Cornelius, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Miles Davis, Neil Innes
"Everything is the opposite of what it is, isn't it?" Harry Nilsson
"There are seven levels" Paul McCartney
"In my experience there is no such thing as luck" Obi-wan Kenobi
Places I've Traveled
USA, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Norway