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Dorian

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Italiano
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I have ten years’ experience teaching EFL and ESL – from levels A1 to C2.

Though I mainly taught Italian students during my time in Italy (mostly preparing them for CEFR exams including IELTS, Cambridge and TOEFL), I began by teaching ESL in London to mostly Turkish, Bangladeshi and Indian students. Since returning to the UK, I have been teaching CLIL courses to Japanese high school students and General English classes (particularly to Swiss-German groups). I am CELTA qualified, and additionally I have a PGCE in English which involved one year teaching in secondary schools around London. I believe I can thus claim a breadth of experience of different types of students.

Due to my experience of living abroad it’s quite easy for me to sympathise with foreign language learners as they may at times feel out of sorts and embarrassed. I not only know exactly how this feels myself – since I lived abroad for six years – but I often find that these are the students with whom I have the strongest rapport because we have similar interests and life goals.

In my position as a Director of Studies in Italy I had to demonstrate my organisational skills, especially as the role was in addition to my work as a senior teacher, I was responsible for co-ordinating and liaising with other teachers about timetables, materials etc., as well as providing training and feedback. I also have experience writing exams and proofreading CLIL textbooks. I think this demonstrates my breadth of knowledge both about English but also about exam-taking and what is required for that.

Programma

Competenze Didattiche

Principiante Superiore
Intermedio
Intermedio Superiore
Avanzato
Avanzato Superiore
British English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
ACT
AP
CAE
CPE
ESOL
FCE
GRE
IELTS
KET
PET
SAT
SSAT
TOEFL
TOEIC

Curriculum

Studi e Formazione

2007 - 2008
PGCE - English
King's College London - London
Qualified for Secondary School Teaching - received QTS
2000 - 2005
BA - American Literature
University of Sussex - Brighton, Sussex
Undergraduate degree - including a year in New York

Esperienza Lavorativa

2010 - 2016
Director of Studies; English Teacher
British Institutes - Albenga, Italy
English Teacher to all ages
2016 - 2016
English Teacher
Eckersley - Oxford
English Teacher to all ages
2016 - 2016
English Teacher
CIE - Oxford
English Teacher to all ages
2009 - 2010
English Teacher
British Institutes - Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy
English Teacher to all ages

Certificazioni

2015 - 2016
CELTA
British Council, Milan - Milan
CELTA certificate - required for EFL teaching

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