Description

Overview:

British Native Speaker English Teacher With 6 Years Teaching Experience. DELTA holder. MA holder. Fluent Mandarin Speaker (HSK 6 and BCT B Business Chinese Holder). Londoner, Female, 28.


Work Experience 

Associate Lecturer (Summer School)
Chichester College, Chichester, UK August-September 2016
Business English Training Director 
Beijing, China May 2015-May 2016

  • faciliated business and general English training for employees in a bilingual classroom (including some which were video conferenced)
  • undertook simple translations and editing of company documents
  • planned curriculum and identified training needs for each individual student
  • implemented different forms of assessment as appropriate (written/videoed/spoken/reading)

Freelance Online English Instructor/Company English Trainer
Speexx Germany February 2012-May 2015

  • facilitated business and general English training for a variety of different companies’ employees in a billingual classroom (both group classes and one-to-one).
  • Clients included investment banks, reinsurance companies, hotels, architectural practices, airplane repair centres, software development companies and engineering firms
  • tested new software to be introduced into the Chinese market alongside colleagues in Shanghai and Germany
  • gave input into the development of the entering of the Chinese market
  • gave video classes online to adult learners
  • marked written homework from students all over the world (mostly employees of Fortune 500 companies based in Europe, Africa and the Americas)

Native English ESL Teacher with Music Specialism
Chungcheongbuk-do Foreign Language Institute, South Korea
November 2010 -November 2011

  • Taught primary and secondary school students English and Music
  • Taught classes in themed classrooms to facilitate situational learning (some of the institute’s classrooms were fitted out as different places to be found abroad e.g. a bank, a clinic, a restaurant, a post office, a travel agents, a hotel and the check-in area of an airport)
  • Planned and implemented the music curriculum for advanced courses
  • Ordered in relevant teaching aids need for teaching music (including instruments e.g. a piano, tambourines, flutes, harmonicas etc)
  • Planned and taught classes for the physically and mentally disabled, making sure no child got left behind.
  • These classes would sometimes be taught at our institute and sometimes we would go out to the students’ schools themselves if the students were unable to make it to our institute
  • Taught English for use in the classroom to Korean teachers and English for general purposes to institute employees working in administration and maitenance
  • Developed curriculum to be used in books in schools across the whole Chungcheongbuk-do province

Summer School English Teacher 
Ansan English Village, South Korea May 2010 – September 2010

  • Taught English in an activity centre on an island in Korea.
  • Our classes were typically half a practical activity and half language-based

English and Public Speaking Coach/CEO’s Office Assistant
Ace Academy, London August 2009-June 2009

  • Taught English and public speaking to students aged 4-18 as a relief teacher
  • Liased with parents at various centres dealing with their concerns
  • Organised parents’ meetings and special events for the recruitment of new students
  • helped the CEO and the management team with planning market strategy and the strategic entering of new physical areas
  • helped plan and write the content for leadership and accent-training courses for adults
  • put out ads for new teachers and held interviews
  • gave new teachers initial training

Promotional Fundraiser and Team Leader/University Representative 
Wesser and Partner, various locations in the UK May 2006-May 2007

  • raised money for St John Ambulance through door-to-door fundraising
  • led a team of 5, setting them daily and weekly targets and communicating these targets with the regional manager
  • attended team leader meetings where fundraising strategies were discussed
  • acted as a university representative attending marketing brainstorming meetings, and interviewing potential candidates for jobs as fundraisers

Internship/Volunteering
Volunteer Music Teacher/Actresses’ Assistant
Sinoedu, Beijing January 2012 – October 2013

  • taught music classes including choir
  • assisted Chinese actresses prepare for casting and learning lines of script/accompanied them for domestic and international travel

Media Department Intern
Youke Media, Beijing

  • translated documents related to outdoor advertising and researched outdoor advertising in Europe and America, submitted ideas based upon these at the weekly creative meeting where company employees came up with new ideas for advertising campaigns

Music School Music Department Librarian 
Truro School Music Department, Truro Cornwall

  • catalogued music department books, entering details on a database, maintained the school’s first music library

Youth Work Leadership Placement Intern
Rank Foundation

  • As a Rank Foundation leadership scholar I went to two youth centres and organised activities forunderpriviidged youth.

Education 
MA Japanese Studies, SOAS, 2010
Dissertation: ‘Globalisation and Japan and Korea: The age of Digitalisation and the Internet’

  • participated in SAS teaching scheme…

BA (Hons) Music, 2:1, University of Nottingham, 2009
Dissertation: ‘Issues surrounding Contemporary Korean Popular Music: The Korean Cultural Identity and the Korean Wave’

  • Awarded University Association Fund to study Japanese in Tokyo for one month
  • Undertook a semester of education at NUS, Singapore through the Universitas 21 scheme
  • Studied at Korea University International Summer School in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to enrich general knowledge of business and the economy (courses taken include Business Culture and Practices in Korea and East Asia, Global Leadership and Management, East Asian Economic Development, International Relations of East Asia)

Other qualifications: 
DELTA (Diploma in Language Teaching for Adults), Module 2 (Modules 1 and 3 to be taken in December)
BCT B Business Chinese Certificate
HSK 6 Chinese Certificate (C2 level according to European framework)
Grade 8 Violin
i-to-i TEFL certificate

Other Educational Experience:
Attended Juncheng Language School in Beijing to study Mandarin

Skills

  • English Teaching
  • ESL Teaching
  • Music Teaching