Professional Experience—English teacher: CDII contracts in Paris
Anglesey Language Services: English language training for employees working in finance and insurance, including BNP-Paribas.
: Fast track training in pronunciation, tonal stress, long and short vowels for actors and other entertainment professionals working in film, production, costumes, including Disney.
Language Network: various assignments targeted to specific needs, including at the French National Assembly Palais de Bourbon, in CDD.
, Institut Supérieur de Communication: a private university, English training for marketing and advertising to 27 18-year-old students.
Wall Street Institute
: Top Talk Teacher, private lessons for people experiencing difficulties learning or with special needs in subjects including law, medicine, real estate, exam preparation, information technology or conversation vocabulary for travel, business luncheons, meetings, conversations—but above all, to put those who are not comfortable speaking English at ease.
Talking Affairs: English teacher and teaching assistant in finances, accounting, negotiations, meetings, presentations, secretarial tasks, telephone dialogue, correspondence, e-mail, conference calls, and consulting, including Ernst & Young.
Nouvelles Frontières Langues: English lessons in small groups on the topics of advertising, marketing and hotel industries for companies such as Gaz de France and the Michelin Guide. The company was renamed Linguaphone in February 2010.
L’Europe se Parle: English lessons for children preparing for end-of-the-year shows, in CDD.
June 1998–February 2002
Langues et Entreprises: Training for groups of 12 people with «Chéquiers Langues»; stories, tales, role playing, suggestopaedia, interviews, appointments, planning, résumés, audio-visuel, videos, every-day English.
September 1998–January 2001
Diamond School: English lessons focused on insurance vocabulary for 14 groups of six people twice a week.
August 1997–January 2004
Télélangue: One-on-one lessons in person and by telephone, in language schools and in businesses. English lessons taught in a professional enrichment context for all levels of students, beginners–advanced. Business and every-day English for companies such as Chanel, SNCF Railways, France Télécom and Alcatel.
Professional Experience in Ireland:
September 1996–June 1997
English teacher for foreigners in Ireland (following on a TEFL test): vocabulary and grammar for getting along in an English-speaking country.
February 1981–June 1997
School teacher for the Irish National Ministry of Education, in classes with handicapped children 4–16 years old: reading, communicating, getting along.
September 1980–December 1981
School teacher: teaching reading, writing, mathematics and behavior management in large classes in Scotland.
- Diploma in Education with Merit in psychology, sociology and philosophy. Courses in theory, group training and organization at the Notre Dame College, Glasgow, Scotland, 1979. This diploma is recognized by the French National Ministry of Education, «avec approbation pour concours Capes».
- Teaching degree at Saint Patrick’s (Gaelach) College of Education, Dublin, 1982
- Teaching English as Foreign Language, Phoenix Institute–Dublin 1995
- Teaching English as Foreign Language, Marino College–Dublin 1995
Various additional training in Paris 2000–2008
Intensive training in NLP, “Neuro Linguistic Programming”
Techniques for giving presentations in public
Training by hypnosis
Training in pronunciation, phonetics, rhythm, accentuation and intonation.
Training in “Silent Way”, “Blended Learning” and “Suggestopaedia” techniques
Training in teaching English using theater
Preparation of specialized training materials for professional: lawyers, doctors, etc.
Preparation for the TOEIC test
Fine-tuning listening skills, a method used at the Tomatis School
Sign language for stimulating communication among handicapped youths
Actress, story-teller, Arabian dancer, and dance teacher, in many shows on stage and on television
Member of the English Philosophical Café Association in Paris
Training in Windows operating system and Office software, 1996
Theater and «La Voix Gaiety» School of Professional Acting, 1990 in Dublin
Excellent skills in the French language.
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