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Blair

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Canada
12:35 AM (GMT-05:00)
English
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Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
C1
,
Mandarin
B2
,
French
B1
,
Japanese
B1
,
German
B1

About Me

I am a professional, certified English language teacher and teacher trainer from Canada with 13 years experience. I have a DELTA diploma from Cambridge University, a Canadian linguistics degree, and a certificate in teaching the IELTS exam.

I have taught in Japan, China, Mexico, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, as well as Canada and the USA. I am currently the academic director of a language institute in Austin, Texas, in the USA. I have worked five years in universities, most recently in Halifax, Canada, where I was a teacher trainer. Before that was as a supervisor of the English program of a medical university in Saudi Arabia. I supervised around 20 instructors who taught an institution of around 500 students.

English is my native language, but I also speak several other languages, including Spanish, Mandarin and French.

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Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Canadian English
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
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
CAE
GRE
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

2013 - 2014
Cambridge University
Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)
1996 - 2001
University of Regina
Bachelor's degree in linguistics

Work Experience

2016
Academic Director
Intensive American English Institute - Austin, Texas
2015 - 2015
Teacher Trainer
St Mary's University - Halifax, Canada
2011 - 2015
KSAU College of Medicine
Lead teacher, course supervisor and coordinator of half the English language curriculum for a university program involving more than 20 teachers and around 500 students.

Certifications

2012 - 2012
Cambridge University
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adult (CELTA)

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