David Knott

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Exeter, UK

University of Exeter

Doctor of Education

  • Applied Linguistics - TESOL


Poznan, Poland

Adam Mickiewicz University

Master of Arts

  • Faculty of English
  • Finished with a grade of '5' (on a scale of 1-5)


Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Finished with a GPA of 3.39 (out of 4)


Professional/research experience

2015 - present:

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Higher Colleges of Technology

Lecturer - General Studies

  • Duties included curriculum development, assessment design, course management, as well as all associated teaching and invigilation duties

  • Courses taught include English for Specific Purposes, Academic Reading and Writing, Preparing for Your Future, and Intercultural Studies

2013 - 2015:

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Lecturer - Preparatory Year Program (PYP)

  • Manage classes for students in the English Langauge Center, as part of the PYP, to ready students to enter their course of study

  • Prepare students for and invigilate writing/speaking tests, regular progress tests, final exams, and the TOEFL test

2006 - 2013:

Poznan, Poland

Adam Mickiewicz University

Senior Lecturer - Center for English Language Teaching

  • Plan and conduct practical English classes for undergraduate and graduate students of English

  • Prepare high level students of English for oral, grammar, and writing exams - focusing on academic writing on a wide variety of topics (expository and argumentative essays), summaries, and research papers

2005 - 2013:

Poznan, Poland

Profi Lingua School of Foreign Languages

English Teacher

  • Develop and maintain general English courses for L2 speakers of various abilities, ages, and backgrounds

  • Prepare students for a range of Cambridge exams on different proficiency levels: FCE, CAE, CPE

2003 - 2010:

Poznan, Poland

Poznan College of Foreign Languages

Business Tutor - Higher National Diploma (HND)

  • Design and develop a course for the module of ''Managing Activities' in the HND business program for students of English looking to further their qualifications 

  • Advise students and guide them in the production of real-life projects focused on business operations and project planning 

2003 - 2004:

Poznan, Poland

Poznan College of Foreign Languages

English Teacher

  • Administer high-level English communication classes for college students of English

  • Teach general English classes for a vareity of levels at college's affiliate private language school, Akademia Slowa

2000 - 2002:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach Mariners Professional Soccer Team

Director of Operations

  • Orchestrate operations, including planning team travel, hosting and receiving foreign players, and coordinating with visiting teams, for second division professional football team

  • Manage game-day operations: oversee staff of 30 full, part-time, and volunteer game-day employees

  • Assistant director of summer youth soccer camps, with hundreds of campers per summer


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


TESOL Arabia (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

TESOL Arabia is a not-for-profit teachers' membership organization devoted to the professional development of its members, who are mostly based in the UAE and the Gulf region, though we have many members in other countries around the world. It is run by volunteers elected from its membership and is financed by the subscriptions of its members and proceeds of its Annual International Conference.

(from www.tesolarabia.co/membership-conference-registration)


International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)

AILA is the acronym for Association Internationale de Linguistique Applicquee or International Association of Applied Linguistics. AILA (originally founded in 1964 in France) is an international federation of national and regional associations of Applied Linguistics. AILA has a membership of more than 8,000 individuals worldwide, who as researchers, policy makers, or practitioners are active in the field of Applied Linguistics. 

(from http://www.aila.info/en/about.html)


CELTA Certificate

Krakow, Poland - British Council


TEFL Certificate

Distance Learning - International TEFL Teaching Training