My Teaching Experience

Language Masters, Zürich

December 2019-Present

  • Teacher of German and French from A1 to B2

  • Regularly teach students from various different countries

  • Provide explanations in different languages when necessary.

  • Experience teaching for telc and Goethe language exams

Sunrise School, Osaka

January 2018-November 2019

  • Taught English in one-to-one and group classes for students of all ages and levels

  • Wrote blog articles for the company’s website to promote English learning outside the classroom

  • Provided clear explanations of grammar and gave further explanations in Japanese when necessary

César Ritz Colleges, Luzern

October 2015-October 2017

  • Taught French and German to classes ranging from 5 to 15 students

  • Taught beginner level functional French and German to foreign students from different backgrounds

  • Organised extra-curricular activities (French and German language clubs) to promote language learning and help struggling students

  • Prepared courses and materials for classes in addition to grading exams and homework

Education

The University of Manchester: PGCE

2012-2013

Grade: Good (second best grade achievable)

  • Experience working with large workloads, including planning lessons and grading classwork

  • Knowledge of classroom management and methods to improve engagement

  • Experience working with students of all backgrounds

The University of Manchester: Mathematics with a Modern Language

2008-2012

Grade: 2:1 with distinction in spoken French

  • Studied translation from French to English and vice versa

  • Studied French grammar and pronunciation to a high level

  • Produced texts in French and participated in classroom discussions in French

Migros Klubschule SVEB (Swiss Teaching Qualification)

2016-2017

  • Completed a group project on vocabulary acquisition and retention

  • Participated in class discussions about teaching methods

  • Presented my own project and teaching resources in German

My Skills

Languages

  • English – native

  • French – near native (C2)

  • German – full professional proficiency (Goethe Zertifikat C1)

  • Japanese – limited professional proficiency (B1)

  • Russian – limited professional proficiency (B1)

Teaching

  • Experience teaching both large and small groups

  • Classroom management skills

  • Experience teaching adults and teenagers

  • Time management skills

  • Experience creating and using interactive classroom resources

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