Professional portfolio

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Examples of teacher trainings

Multiple Intelligence teacher training

Specialties:

Language acquisition for adolescents and adults

Second language teaching in the Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP) International Baccalaureate

Language teaching and individual language coaching, face-to-face and distant learning (ESL**, NT2*)

  • Developing language learning content (ESL**, NT2*)
  • Curriculum building (ESL**, NT2*)
  • Project management and coordination
  • Language testing and progress assessment: Cambridge, WIDA, CNaVT
  • Teacher trainings – language acquisition strategies in the classroom and in distant learning

*NT2 = Dutch for non-native speakers **ESL = English as a second language

Professional experience: 

Teacher Dutch B Diploma Programme in the International Baccalaureate, Teacher Dutch NTC (August 2016 – present) at International School Moshi, Tanzania 

Tailor-made teaching (extra-curricular) Dutch in small groups (primary and secondary students)

Teaching Dutch as part of the IB Diploma Programme

Communication with parents and relevant departments in the international school

Progress assessments and reporting

Team Leader Intensive English Programme (August 2014- July 2016) at Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Start-up of the department in August 2014

Coordination of the department: timetables, assessment flow, communication with other departments within the school and with parents

Teaching and individual tutoring of ESL students

Teacher training

Curriculum building and creating tailor-made didactic material for language acquisition and development

Coordination of assessment flow

Head of Girls Boarding (August 2013 – August 1014) at Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Support the Director of Boarding and Head of Boys Boarding

Communication with boarding students, staff, parents and school

Development of a multicultural boarding curriculum

Development of a digital module to manage boarding data and day-to-day work

Liaise with different departments within the school

Student support coach

Language Coach Academic Dutch (September 2012 – July 2013) at University of Antwerp, Belgium, Monitoraat op maat, Belgium (Student Counselling Services)

Providing student guidance (individual and in group) for academic mastery of Dutch (speaking, writing & reading)

Creating tailor-made didactic material for language development

Providing language advice for different faculties at the University of Antwerp

Language and communication trainer / Dutch for non-native speakers (September 2011 – August 2012) at University of Antwerp, Belgium 

Organized and conducted communication trainings: negotiation skills, presentation skills, complaint handling, written communication and spelling

Independent Language and Communication trainer, Pedagogical Advisor (September 2006 – September 2011)

(Dutch, English & German) for international companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Baxter, Media Markt, Master Card, etc.

Organized and conducted communication trainings: negotiation skills, presentation skills, complaint handling, written communication and spelling

Served as the link between the trainers team and training managers

Provided pedagogical guidance to language trainers

Independent in collaboration with Languesdoc (now BLCC)

E-learning Consultant (April 2011 – September 2011) at Xylos, Belgium  

Developed tailor-made electronic learning content for international companies such as Total, Telenet, etc.

Provided pedagogical advice to training managers when applying e-learning solutions

Dutch & German language and communication trainer for non-native speakers (September 2002 – February 2003) at Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Conducted communication trainings (oral and written skills) for non-native speakers of Dutch and German

Educational background

Master in Germanic Philology/Linguistics, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), 1998 – 2002

Teaching certificate, CVO Panta Rhei, Ghent, Belgium (Centre for adult education), 2008 – 2010

Spanish language course – level 1, UCT, Ghent (Ghent University Language Centre, Belgium), 2005

MYP Language Acquisition, Alison Yang, Prem International School, Thailand, September 26, 2015

Working with English Language Learners, Jon Nordmeyer, Chiang Mai Circle of International Schools, Thailand, March 13-14, 2015

Language and Learning, Carol Inugai Dixon, Prem International School, Thailand, September 3-10, 2014

Language skills:

Dutch:                                     Mother tongue

English:                                   Proficient        (C1 –CEFR*)

French:                                    Proficient        (B2 –CEFR*)

German:                                  Proficient        (B1 – CEFR*)

Spanish:                                  Basic knowledge (A1 – CEFR*)

* Common European Framework of Reference for languages