Hi my name is Damien and I am a qualified ESL/EAL teacher with 10 years experience instructing in Australia and overseas. I spent the good part of the 2000's in South America, Chile, Argentina and Brazil where I taught 'one on one' and 'group classes' to students of all ages and business executives. My classes are aimed at uncovering a students weakness and enhancing their strengths in grammatical, written and conversational English. I will endeavour to help you reach your goals and set you in the right direction to perfect your English.
I have a Certificate IV in TESOL and a Certificate IV in TAE
English teacher on a casual basis for the NOMIT Italian Network. Helping Italian
backpackers with their language skills and preparation for job interviews.
2006 Atcom outsourcing company: Contracted to design and deliver an EAL
course for IT consultants. Course material used: New Interchange and various
2001-2002 Henri Renna Institute, Santiago: Instructed at ACEROS Chile, SA to
engineers and the upper management of NEC Chile.
2003-2006 Shelia May’s Institute in Santiago: Conducted classes for several
mining companies including Phelps Dodge, Pelambres, Codelco and BHP.
Classes were geared towards getting students familiar with business vocabulary
and cross cultural situations. Levels taught were from pre-intermediate to
2003-2007 Polyglot Mitford Institute , Santiago: Instructed various companies
including Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young. BBVA, Santander Bank and Banco
2005-2006 Corporate English, Santiago: Taught business English to banking
executives using materials such as Market Leader and Business Objectives.
2007 Translation of the Alerce Andino Chilean outdoor adventure company’s web
page from Spanish to English.
2008-2009 English Executive Solutions: Taught English to IT consultants
responsible for liaising with North American companies
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
An articulate English teacher who is able to effectively communicate with students
from diverse backgrounds and/or varying degrees of ability. A committed and
dedicated professional with a proven ability to teach, motivate and direct students
to maximize performance by creating a positive and engaging learning
I have lived and worked in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina for 10
years teaching English as a second language and have traveled extensively
throughout South America and Europe. I am currently employed on a casual
basis with NOMIT Italian Network of Melbourne as their EAL teacher.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate IV TESOL 2013
Certificate IV TAE 2015
Over 10 years experience teaching English in Chile and Argentina
Extensive experience living and traveling abroad in South America and
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
As a classroom teacher, built rapport with students from a wide range of
technical and professional backgrounds.
Ability to integrate theoretical concepts and practical ideas, and apply them to
Created a trusting atmosphere by uncovering each student's strengths,
weaknesses and personal learning styles.
Engaged students through humour and activities designed for maximum
interaction in large and small groups.
Reached course objectives by breaking down seemingly difficult tasks into
meaningful and manageable segments
Designed an English course approved by SENCE, (Chilean governmental
agency geared towards the education of company staff) that was designed for
students learning abilities and reflected individual needs and interests.
MULTICULTURAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
As an Australian, I lived with non- English speaking families in Chile
Participated in cultural events while living abroad and traveled extensively
throughout the countries gaining an understanding of both rural and city life and
the differences between regions.
Lived with people of various nationalities ranging from Brazilian, Mexican, Dutch,
German, Israeli, Nigerian, Iranian, Turkish and Indonesian.
Worked as a translator and interpreter for Australian tourists in Chile and
Worked as a tourism consultant in Santiago, Chile for RTA tourism agency.
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