David Knott

August 2016 to present

Intercultural Studies

Higher Colleges of Technology - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • Develop students' awareness of their own personal strengths and weaknesses, along with how they are developed and how they can affect others
  • Help students understand motivations and actions in cultural terms, contrasted with universal or personal behaviors
  • Guide students in seeing intercultural conflict's underlying causes and more appropriate resolutions

January 2016 to present

Academic Reading and Writing I

Higher Colleges of Technology - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • A course to work with students in developing their abilities to read and write at the university level, with a focus on essays and research that incorporates APA formatting, as well as finding and using sources.

August 2015 to June 2016

English for Specific Purposes I, II, & III

Higher Colleges of Technology - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • An English class for diploma students of Information Technology to sharpen their English skills and the vocabulary specific to their area of study
  • A focus on practical activities related to using the language together with reading and listening exercises so that students can more confidently produce the necessary vocabulary and structures
  • Provide additional IELTS practice for students as they prepare for their exit exams

2013 to 2015

General English - 04 - Upper Intermediate/Pre-Advanced

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

  • Prepare and provide daily General English lessons for students in their final step preparing to enter their courses of study
  • Classwork focuses on two books - Headway and Reading Explorer
  • Additional component of TOEFL preparation - students take the TOEFL to progress from the foundation level to the university proper
  • Assist in preparing and invigilating regular tests and final exams of essay writing, listening, use of English, and reading

2013 to 2015

General English - 03 - Upper Intermediate Level

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

  • Prepare and conduct 4 daily General English lessons for students working towards entering their course of study in the university
  • Assist in the design and invigilation of regular tests and final exams - students assessed on speaking, essay writing, listening, use of English and writing

2013 to 2015

General English - 02 - Intermediate Level

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

  • Prepare and provide daily General English lessons for students preparing to enter their courses of study
  • Classwork focuses on two books - Headway and Reading Explorer
  • Assist in preparing and invigilating regular tests and final exams of writing (essays and correspondence), listening, use of English, and reading

2006 to 2013

1MA Writing - Near-proficiency/proficiency level

Adam Mickiewicz University - Poznan, Poland

  • Develop a syllabus for an advanced writing course for graduate students of English
  • Incorporate timed expository or argumentative essays, academic summaries, and secondary research papers, with a focus on advanced vocabulary and critical thinking

2006 to 2013

2BA writing - Advanced Level

Adam Mickiewicz University - Poznan Poland

  • Collaborate with other teachers in the program as well as subject teachers to address students' writing needs
  • Conduct classes centered on expository essay writing (500+ word timed writing and 1500 word research essays) with a focus on academic language and organized presentation