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    of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    I have five years of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    Hi,
    Is the blue part natural or acceptable to you?


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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    I'd say adults, teenagers and young children.

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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    Thank you but why not "kids" and why not "teens"?

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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    'Kids' and 'teens' are OK in informal conversation.

    Your sentence in this thread sounds like part of your CV.

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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    I'd use "I have five years' experience ...". Note the apostrophe. Even on a CV, it's more natural than "I have five years of ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "I have five years' experience ...".
    Thank you but don't you think that we should also pluralize "experience" too?

    I mean > I have five years' experiences.

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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    No. "Experiences" refers to multiple individual events. "Experience", in this context, is uncountable - you're referring to skills and knowledge you've built up over those five years.

    I have ten years' experience teaching children.
    When I taught in London, I had several frightening experiences, including a child bringing a knife into the classroom.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    Thank you. What if I use article "a" and omit the apostrophe ['s]?

    I mean:

    1. I have a five year experience of teaching English
    2. I have a five year teaching experience of English
    3. I have a five year experience of English teaching

    Does anyone of these work for you?

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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    None of them works.

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    Re: of experience teaching English for adults, teens and kids.

    Your only two options are:

    I have five years' experience ...
    I have five years of experience ...

    I have already told you which one I would use.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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