Gerry Aldridge

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English
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class
English
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Speaks

English
Native
,
French
C1
,
Portuguese
B2

About Me

I am English and I have been living in Portugal for more than twenty years. I finished my C.E.L.T.A. in 2000 and was immediately employed by International House in Lisbon, where I spent 4 fantastic years improving my skills and gaining experience in different levels, including exam classes. I have simultaneously worked as a writer and a poet for the last ten years and have had my work published in a number of places. I have a huge passion for sculptutre, too and I spend a lot of time organising poetry days and exhibitions in my local area. I left IH to study art and sculpture for one year and then went back to teaching. I have been with my present employer ever since, which is a beautiful school by the sea here in sunny Portugal. I am known for being creative in my lessons and making learning memorable and fun. I also have a great deal of experience teaching P.E.T / F.C.E. / C.A.E. / C.P.E. / I.E.L.T.S / T.O.E.F.L. . The course I have done in creative writing is useful for teaching English, too, especially when it comes to working on the various writing tasks in the exams..

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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

1985 - 1988
ENGLISH LITERATURE DEGREE
EXETER UNIVERSITY - ENGLAND
DEGREE

briefcaseWork Experience

2005
TEACHER
ELC - CASCAIS, PORTUGAL
TEACHING ENGLISH
2000 - 2004
TEACHER
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE - LISBON, PORTUGAL
TEACHING ENGLISH
1998 - 2000
Teacher
Siemens - Lisbon, Portugal
Teaching business English
1992 - 1994
Teacher
Volunteering - Kenya and Uganda, East Africa
I spent two years living in small villages in Africa, where I taught both children and adults for free

diploma_2Certifications

2000 - 2000
CELTA
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE - LISBON, PORTUGAL
TEACHING QUALIFICATION
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a year ago
English
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