Colin Michell

2nd February 2010

Higher Colleges of Technology - Fujairah

§  Teaching Academic Reading and Writing

§  Teaching Academic Listening and Speaking

§  Preparing students for the IELTS exam

§  Creating materials that are compatible with ICT and iPad usage in the classroom

§  Teaching on the Foundations programme

§  Teaching the Creating Your Future course

§  Teaching English for Specific Purposes (IT, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering)

§  Catalyst for the Academic Reading and Writing programme where I co-ordinated the creation of the final exam and course outlines across the 17 HCT campuses 

1st February 2000 to 1st February 2010

International House Johannesburg

  • Teaching General and Business English classes to adults.
  • Teaching exam classes (IELTS, FCE and CAE)
  • Conducting teacher development sessions
  • Observing lessons and giving feedback
  • Overseeing the alignment of General and business courses with SAQA and NQF
  • Conducting off-site evaluations
  • Course co-ordinator for Saturday morning courses
  • Main tutor for the BET (Business English Training) certificate for which I authored two of the modules
  • Main organiser of the school’s Aviation English programme for which I developed an English language test for pilots and air traffic Controllers
  • Giving guidance to new IELTS examiners