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By:MC Hattingh <mornhattingh@gmail.com>
Date: 7 March 2017

About Me

Location: Northern Cape, South Africa

Languages: English (L1), Afrikaans (L2)

Status: Single, 27yo White Male with no disabilities

Citizenship: SA Citizen

My Career Status

Current / Most Current

Teaching Assistant with 5 to 10 years experience
Highest Qualification: Honours
R5,001 - R10,000 pm

Notice Period / Availability

30 days notice

My Skills

Expert / Specialist

Second Language Acquisition



Language studies





Internet usage; research and communication

Language Theory

Microsoft Word

Social Media

Video Editing

General Admin


Photography (Digital)


Graphic Design

Performance Art


My Employment History

Teaching Assistant at Wierdapark Primary
Jan 2014 - Current

My latest employment has been from 2014 to present, as a teaching assistant at Wierdapark
Primary school.

In this capacity I have successfully handled classes for teachers otherwise engaged, presented individual lessons in grade 7 English and grade 5 Afrikaans, been engaged in marking and testing, research, handling administrative duties and extra-curricular activities.

I was also officially under the supervision of the I T support head Johan O’Callaghan, and served as an IT support assistant in the maintenance of the school’s ICT framework. This included the maintenance of technology, error-checking, applying non-linear problem solving to software
issues, using interactive technology as a teaching aid, and assisting in the running
of Computer classes.

Reason for Leaving: Graduated BA Language Arts and Literature (English) & BA HONS Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition: English), now seeking higher income and teaching career abroad.

Tertiary Tutor at Personal
Jul 2012 - Aug 2015
Temporary Intermediate in Gauteng, Pretoria Region

I have for the last three years also tutored university students in their English studies. This includes; managing study sessions, simplifying and explaining subject matter, proofreading and editing assignments, help with studying and summation, layout of assignments and written work, as well as simply offering insight and advice. They have also seen marked improvement in their feedback from their respective institutions.

Reason for Leaving: Wanted a more steady job, sought higher employment.

Archive and Display Designer at Trans-Oranje School for The Deaf
Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
Contract Junior in Gauteng, Pretoria Region

In 2012 I accepted a six month contract with Trans-Oranje School for the Deaf; with the purpose of establishing a visual archive for the school, as well as help plan the new media center to display South African (in general) and Deaf cultural heritage. This not only proved to exercise my skills in a practical application of History, aesthetics, and the creative exhibition of culture, but also led to great insights into how children acquire language.

Reason for Leaving: Position was only budgeted for a 6 month period.
My Education

My Education

BA HONS Applied Linguistics at UNISA
Feb 2017

Issues and Factors in Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition [English])

Language Contact and Variation (Sociolinguistics)

Cognitive Linguistics

Research Methodology in Linguistics

Language Planning in Education

BA LAL (Language Arts and Literature) at UNISA
Jul 2015

Subjects included;

English Language Studies

Media Studies: Mass Communication

Creative Writing

Writing skills for The Communication Industry

Literary Theory

Genre Theory (groupings of related communicative products)

Greek Mythology in context

Explorations in Reading and Meaning

English for Academic purposes

Multilingualism: The role of Language

Structuralist and Semiotic theories of Genre

Close Reading

Good Writing

Persuasive Texts

Colonial & Postcolonial African Literature

The English Language: Context and Purpose


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