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By:Steve Cahn <professionaltrainer007@yahoo.com>
Date: 29 March 2018



Mobile: (+86) 1322 016 8093 (Beijing, China)

Email: professionaltrainer007@yahoo.com; Skype: steve.cahn1


 CHINA (2013 - 2015)
Fujian Pre-Education College, Minjiang University, Fuzhou, China, Instructor
Conducted ESL Oral, Writing, Reading, Listening and Phonetics classes; Oversaw Advanced English practice group

HuaiHai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang, China, Instructor
Taught ESL Oral and Business English courses to English & non-English majors
Created and ran the First English Language Debate Team & Competition at HHIT

 TURKEY (2004 – 2013)

English Language Services, Istanbul, Turkey
Corporate Business English Trainer
Facilitated 8000+ hours of In-house company group & private Business English communication training classes - Banking, Telecom, Pharmaceutical, Fashion, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage sectors

Bogazici (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul, Turkey (#1 ranked University) Instructor
Taught Intermediate level essay writing English Proficiency Exam Preparation Course (EAP)

Istanbul University, Institute of Business Administration, Instructor
Taught Pre-MBA Business English Preparation Program

ALTA Education Company, Istanbul, Turkey, Trainer
Conducted (40) 5-day, Business & General English Speaking intensive immersion training programs

Rennert International Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, Director
Managed all aspects of creating new Istanbul language school branch: 3-month market study, budgeting, sales, advertising, teacher & staff recruitment, administration, course books and classroom design

 NEW YORK (2002 - 2004)

Rennert International (New York), Assistant to Director of Studies
Assisted in managing administrative and education matters; co-managed 45 teachers
Executive English and Internship Programs, Coordinator
Managed a customized, Executive English, high-intermediate to advanced level program
Managed all aspects of an 80 student Volunteer Internship Program
ESL Instructor
Taught all levels of General & Business English Speaking classes to a broad range of international students

City University of New York, Continuing Education Center, Adjunct Instructor
Developed lesson plans and taught high-beginner to advanced level Adult ESL Conversation, Writing & Reading, Business Communication and GED Preparation courses

*IELTS EXAMINING (2015 - Present)

British Council, Beijing, China, IELTS Examiner
Conduct IELTS Speaking Exams in 16 cities (6000+ exams to date) & Assess candidates’ Writing proficiency
Krauthammer International (U.S.A.) (1991 - 1993)
• Swiss-based International Training & Development Firm
• Corporate Culture Development and Change
• Conducted 1000+ hours of Executive, Management, Employee Evaluation & Sales Training Programs
• Spread-over-time, top-down, off-the-shelf and custom programs
• Cross-industry clients throughout the United States market
• Tiffany, Nedlloyd, Pfizer, Schlumberger, New Jersey Steel, Duty Free Shoppers, Godiva, Panalpina


Freelance, Istanbul, Turkey, Certified (Association for Coaching) (2005 – 2013)

• Coached a broad range of Turkish business executive & management clients
• Guided clients in identifying & articulating core reasons & perceived benefits within their desire for change
• Assisted clients in observing and overcoming specific habits, fears & ideas forming the obstacles to change
• Facilitated, in partnership with clients, step-by-step action plans to achieve their desired change
• Conducted extensive interview and business presentation training and practice sessions

*BUSINESS EXPERIENCE* (New York – 16 years)
• Republic Equipment & Machinery Co. (Sales – Heavy Construction Equipment)
• North American Van Lines (National Account Sales – Transportation)
• ComStar Systems/IBM Agent (Sales – Computer hardware, software and training)
• Accountants On Call (Executive Recruiter)
• Solomon Page (Executive Recruiter)

• City College of New York – Bachelor of Arts, Major: Cultural Anthropology 1978
• Embassy/CES, New York - CELTA Certificate 2002
• Association For Coaching (British), Istanbul, Turkey – Advanced Coaching Certificate 2011
• Cambridge IELTS Examiner, Beijing, China - Speaking and Writing Certifications 2015 & 2017


• Toastmaster – Lianyungang, China (English presentations to Chinese audiences)
• Creative Drama Workshop for blind participants, Istanbul, Turkey (Co-designer and facilitator)
• Young Guru Association – Istanbul, Turkey (Taught English classes for blind students)
• Embassy CES Language School – New York City (English Teaching)
• Oak Ridge Adult Care Center – Wayne, New Jersey
• Holy Name Hospital Hospice Care – Teaneck, New Jersey
• United Community Association for Developmentally Disabled Adults – Teaneck, New Jersey
• Youth Basketball League – Glen Rock, New Jersey (Basketball Coach)
• National Broadcasting Systems – New York, NY
• In-Touch Radio – New York, NY (Radio broadcast programs for visually impaired)
• New York Visual Anthropology Center – New York, NY


• English (Native), French (Advanced), Spanish (Low Intermediate), Turkish (Beginner)


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