Teacher

For several years I worked as a teacher of English as a Second or Foreign Language. It was a wonderful experience that gave me the opportunity to travel the world, living and working in China and Mexico, and meet people from all over the world here in Vancouver. Language is one of my passions and it brought me closer to that, and I also developed cross-cultural, interpersonal and presentational and leadership skills that are very valuable. As a writer it gave me the chance to constantly develop and test materials with an immediate audience, which is another valuable skill that I hope to put into practice in the future. As an English teacher I worked with all levels from beginner to high advanced, teaching conversation, idiomatic language and academic writing as well.

Below is my teaching experience. For more information, see my LinkedIn profile.

Year Institution Description
2012-2014 International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver, British
Columbia
Taught all levels, primarily Beginner (3 months), High Intermediate (7 months) and High Advanced (6 months)
as well as additional academic “Power” classes; attended workshops on professional development and passed
examinations on teaching methodology, language awareness and psychology.
2010-2012 University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico Taught advanced levels in semester-long courses; Planned and organized courses, was responsible for grades,
designed and administered exams.
2007-2009 ALMA English Institute,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Teacher for all levels of grammar, writing, conversation, general, TOEFL; designed courses for
conversation and writing
2006-2007 Kaplan International
English
, Vancouver, British Columbia
Teacher for beginners, intermediates, and TOEFL.
2005-2006 Withub Training, Shanghai, China Taught classes of conversation, grammar, practical English and business English for adults of all levels.
2004, 2006 Joe’s Tutoring, Vancouver, British Columbia Taught children and teenagers aged 11-17 with novel study, writing, grammar and TOEFL preparation. Part-time.

Education

Year Institution Description
2000-2004 Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario B.A. Honours, Film (major) and Global Development Studies (minor).
2004 Oxford Seminars, Kingston, Ontario Certificate to teach English as a Second or Foreign Language
2012 International Language Academy of Canada,
Vancouver, British Columbia
TESOL Diploma: TESL Canada-certified course to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages

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