I’m a highly qualified, experienced and motivated English Language Teacher specializing in organisation and delivery of both general, and tailor-made courses. I have considerable experience of proof reading and copy editing papers for academic journals, and EFL textbook writing. I’m dedicated to supportive, student-focused learning, progress and feedback.
Language Consultant, June 2020 – present, Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Teaching English for Scientific Results: creation and delivery of a three semester course (72 lessons) and similar classes for the Institue of Animal Physiology and Genetics
Self-Employed Teacher, September 2009 – May 2020, The Department of Language Studies – Czech Language Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
C2 Proficiency and C1 Advanced conversation classes, EAP and online Skype lessons as blended learning ‘Real English’ project, other company contract work, proofreading and editing of academic journal papers / theses / grant proposals. IELTS preparation classes (online).
Freelance Language Consultant, May 2007 – September 2009
Setting up and delivering in-house company training: Business, General and Legal English (ILEC) exam preparation courses at Česká pojišťovna, Generali, Prague City Courthouse and the Czech Academy of Sciences
Language Teacher, September 2000 – April 2007, The British Council in Prague
Full-time teacher teaching on site general public courses, off-site business classes, exam classes and Young Learner classes.
Pre-university classes, Pre-intermediate up to Advanced, B2 First preparation classes, Czech state exam, outside business contracts
RSA Diploma in TEFL (2002)
RSA Certificate in TEFL (1996)
BA Hons Communication Studies (2:2), Sunderland University (1992)
A Levels: History, English Geography (1987)
In my free-time I enjoy classic cinema, reading and studying the depressing minutiae of contemporary UK politics. When I am not in Prague, I like to spend time working in the garden of my cottage in Broumovsko, or simply trying to fix up said cottage so it doesn’t fall into a total state of disrepair.