After graduating from university in 2004 I left for Japan to begin working as an English teacher. Since then I have worked in a wide variety of different language schools from large corporate conversation schools, to government colleges. Through my experiences working in the field of education I have developed interpersonal and pedagogical skills that I believe will be an asset in any future profession.
Teaching / Education Employment History:
At OEC I worked as a conversational school language Instructor teaching small classes of adults and corporate business clients.
I worked at Merry England for a short time in early ’06. Merry England is a small conversation school / cafe / antiques shop in rural Japan. At Merry I taught all ages and abilities. The classes at Merry England were an hour long and used no fixed text or lesson structure. It was a good opportunity to be creative with lesson planning.
Chiang Mai Inter was by far my most pleasant ESL experience. I taught classes of about 20 – 30 student aged between 16 – 21. I was responsible for planning and teaching the entire course.
I worked for Interac for a short period at the beginning of 2005. I worked as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in junior high schools. In this position I was involved in lesson planning for classes of between 20 – 30 students.