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Toulouse, France
By:Rachel Walsh <r_walsh40@hotmail.com>
Date: 30 June 2015

My name is Rachel Walsh. I am a female, British, native English speaker. I have been working as an ESL teacher for 13 years in various countries including England, Taiwan and Thailand. I have recently moved to Toulouse, France, and am looking for full or part-time ESL work. My area of expertise is in IELTS preparation courses, but I also have a lot of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. Please see my Employment History, below, for full details of my previous jobs. I can provide more information about my teaching methods / history, plus a list of referees to anyone who is interested. My email address can be found in the above "email address" box. Thank you for your time.


(03/2013) Cambridge ESOL Level 5* CELTA (QCF)
ITTC / BEET Language Centre, Bournemouth

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
Oxford University, Exeter College


Kings College. Thailand (Chiang-Mai)
ESL Instructor
- Teaching the four key skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) to classes of K1-12 students.
- Teaching basic beginners English to pre-school and K1-2 students through arts, crafts and multi-media.
- Developing and teaching tailor-made IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL classes on a 1-1 basis.
- Creating and teaching individual courses on a 1-1 basis, focusing on areas such as reading comprehension, grammar, academic writing, persuasive speech, idiomatic phrases and general conversational English.
- Training and assessing new teachers through observed lessons and feedback sessions.

BEET Language Centre Bournemouth
General ESL Instructor
- Teaching the four key skill areas to classes of multinational adult students.
- Classes ranged from Elementary to Upper-Intermediate level.
- Adapting material from textbooks and supplementing with authentic reading / audio material and the use of IWB's.
- Preparing and administering monthly tests and conducting 1-1 progress interviews with students.

UKEAS Tainan branch, Taiwan
Lead IELTS Instructor
- Teaching IELTS preparation courses to Pre-Foundation - Upper-Advanced level students.
- Designing and teaching Intensive IELTS preparation courses.
- Designing and teaching specialised classes in Vocabulary, Academic Writing, Reading Comprehension and General Conversation.
- Compiling and administering mock-IELTS tests, complete with Speaking test and 1-1 personal feedback sessions.
- Supplementing and teaching Reading University's TEEP preparation course.
- Creating and teaching tailor-made 1-1 IELTS courses focusing on a student's specific needs.
- Administering Placement tests.
- Providing 1-1 guidance for students preparing their CV's / resumes.
- Presenting IELTS demonstration classes at various public venues to promote IELTS at UKEAS.
- Co-managing the Tainan UKEAS IELTS stand at university interview days.
- Training, observing and providing feedback to teachers unfamiliar with the IELTS Exam / teaching methods.

Pumkin Language School, Tainan, Taiwan
ESL Instructor
- Teaching English through the 4 key skills to classes of students aged 6-16.
- Preparing students to take the Cambridge Young Learners Exam.

De-Guang Catholic Girl's High School, Tainan, Taiwan
GAC English Teacher
- Teaching GAC/ACT courses to first and second year students.
- Courses included: General R/W/S/L; Business and Economics; Science; Introductory Course to Microsoft Computing; Communication Skills; and Personal/Social Development Skills.
- Administering internal and external exams, writing individual quarterly student reports and being answerable to the head of the Taiwan GAC/ACT Branch.


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