My classes depend on the need of the customer/student. Initially, I would do a needs analysis of the student to really hone in on the critical needs, then develop from there. In terms of methodolgy, my teaching is very much student-centred.
I am a qualified ESL and FLE teacher with 15+ years experience in the UK, France and Canada. I have taught both languages in the academic and professional sectors e.g in the aeronautical sector for a multi-national, for the French government and in Primary and Secondary schools.
A hard-working and meticulous individual who is able to communicate effectively both verbally and written in English and French. Having worked in the business and academic fields, I have the capacity to interact at varying levels across different cultures and adapt myself accordingly. My professional experience has allowed to me accumulate a broad experience that has resulted in a understanding of and grounding in both the training/education and business worlds and in particular the world of aviation.
A skilled teacher and examiner, I enjoy engaging, motivating and mentoring students as well as meetinh new people . I am enthusiastic and dedicated to creating an enjoyable, inviting and dynamic learning atmosphere. I can implement traditional and innovative methods to enhance the learning environment.
Certified teacher (UK Cert ).
ESL & FLE experience.
Testing methods knowledge.
Proficient in creating and maintaing schedules.
MS Office proficient.
Technological instruction and diverse classroom settings.
Management and supervising ability.
Record keeping expertise.
Tailoring personal learning plans.
Language lab instructional technology expert.
Studied abroad in France.
Lived and worked in France.
Positive learning environment.
Experience in working in a multilingual and multi-national environment.
Fourteen years of career in training and education within the French Civil Service.
Seven years as Course Manager and Senior Aviation English Language Teacher – details on request.
Member of national entrance exam panel – details on request.
Three and a half years as English Language Tutor within a multi-national organisation.
PGCE qualified Secondary French teacher with experience.
Six years TEFL teaching and management experience.
Two years English language teaching in Primary and Secondary schools in France.
Language tutoring experience to children and adults – UK (French) and France (English).
French language assistant in Secondary schools in UK.
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) French: Teaching and Education June 2003
University of Strathclyde, Jordanhill College of Teacher Education – Glasgow, UK
B.A Hons: French Language and Modern European Studies June 2000
The Nottingham Trent University – Nottingham, UK
HND Modern Languages and Communication : Europe: Language and Communication June 1996
Central College of Commerce – Glasgow, UK
(French and German Language study, Communication, Marketing, European Studies, Business & Media)
Bilingual Policy and Planning Analyst May 2017 – March 2018
Government of Prince Edward Island - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Bilingual Policy and Planning Analyst for Acadian and Francophone Affairs Secretariat, Chief Executive Office.
Supported the work of the Acadian and Francophone Affairs Secretariat by providing quality advice, leadership, facilitation and project coordination in matters relating to policy development, analysis, and strategic planning.
This role guides and supports departments and agencies in the area of French language services.
Senior Aeronatical English Teacher and Course Supervisor Oct 2009 - Jul 2016
ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile) – Toulouse, France
Aeronautical and General English language training for ab-initio students as well as fellow personnel in accordance with ICAO Standards and Benchmarks (differing levels).
Course programme, module and materials design following ICAO standards as well as CEF, ICAO, TOEFL, IELTS, BULATS, CAE testing.
Observation, training and mentoring of new teachers.
English language training for fellow Francophone colleagues in other departments.
Pedagogical visits with students.
Regular contact and visits with/to DGAC (French Civil Aviation Authority) and immersion schools to coordinate work placements, immersion courses.
Examinations officer for complete year groups.
Student assessment (formative and summative).
Attending International meetings and negotiation of programmes as English course supervisor for Masters students (teaching, guidance/support, course design, administrative duties).
Constant liaison with fellow team members (bilingual meetings).
Ensuring benchmarking/harmonization meetings.
IN house DGAC training for Professional development and attendance of regular conferences.
English language examination panel for DGAC.
International travel for working missions, conferences, exaination panels, meeting with counterparts.
Cross-cultural working environment.
Business English Instructor Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
Linguapole – Toulouse, France
English Language Tutor within a small language school.
Language support role for non-native professionals who use English as the main language of communication in their daily work.
Global clients such as Spot Image, CNES, Astrium and EADS.
English Language Tutor Sep 2004 - Mar 2008
Airbus Central Entity – Toulouse, France
Westmill International, In-situ sub-contractor for Airbus Central Entity.
English Language Tutor within multi-national organisation – on-site, language support role for non-native professionals who use English as the main language of communication in their daily work.
Global clients such as Spot Image, CNES, Astrium
Improved instruction methods by using a variety of assessment tools and strategies.
French Teacher Aug 2003 - Jun 2004
St Andrew's High School - East Kilbride, UK
French Secondary school Teacher for all year groups.Games Club, Health Promoting School, Equality and Fairness Committee, School Social eventsvolunteer.Collaborated with a team to develop after-school tutorial program for students in need of extrahelp.Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students. Met with parents regularly for parent/teacher meetings.
English: Native language
French: Fluent /Professional competence(certified)
Italian: Conversational (certified)
German: Conversational (certified)
Portuguese: Basic communication
Spanish: Basic communication
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