My name is Lloyd. I have been a teacher for 30 years, both working with large companies, universities and government departments in countries such as; Italy, Germany and Viet Nam. I have particular experience with teaching Academic IELTS in South East Asia to students who intend studying or immigrating to English Speaking Countries and, today, also the new 'Life Skills' A1 and B1 exams.
All my students receive a 'tailor-made' syllabus designed around the precise needs of the clients, be it for business or Exam preparation.
I have been teaching Business English in Europe and The Far East since 1988 with clients such as Nestle, Metro and L'Oreal. In these 30 years I have taught thousands of students and today as CEOs they are sending their employees and even their kids to me!
In 2008 I started to work with the British Council in Viet Nam developing and teaching IELTS content and have attained 'Gold Partnership' and an average Bandscore of just over 7.
My USP (Unique Selling Point) is a fast-moving, fun approach. No dull droning or static lessons!
Paddington College, Imperial College, London UK.
1985 – 1988 Studies in Journalism and Photography.
Bilingua School, Bergamo, Italy.
1989 – 1990 TEFL studies.
International House, London, UK.
1990 CTEFLA (RSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language)*
*the original precursor certificate which later became CELTA in 1996.
The Open University, UK
1992 – 1996 Open Studies, reading English as a Spoken Language and Modern literature.
Resulting in a BA (Hons) Open, 360 CATS points (eq 2:1).
The Bath Spa University, Business School, Bath, UK
MBA modules: B600 ‘The Capable manager’, B784 ‘The Effective Manager’, B786 ‘Managing Customer and Client Relations’, B676 ‘Managing People’.
Fluent Italian, reasonable French, German, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Exchange and Mart and Sports Car Mechanics magazines.
1985 – 1986 London, UK.
The London Wildlife Trust.
1986 – 1988 London, UK.
Staff Editor and Photographer
British School and Bilingua School.
1988 – 1994 Bergamo, Northern Italy.
Self-employed English Instructor and founder of LJDConsultancy, Bergamo Italy and Custodia Consulting, Milan Italy.
1994 – 2008 Italy.
I developed both companies with LJDConsultancy specializing in Business English Courses funded by European Development Means and the second as a Training Consultancy Vehicle, specializing in setting up, and managing company training and development units. Together, both companies reached a (pre-tax) turnover of 2.5m Euros.
Founder of LJDConsultancy Asia, Ho Chi Minh City.
2008 – to date.
Whilst on a business trip on behalf of my client, METRO AG of Germany, to review their training programmes and Staff Linguistic Abilities, I fell in love with Viet Nam and with a recent divorce behind me, decided to stay and form a new company specializing in ESP courses for large companies. I continued to work with METRO as well as other ‘Blue Chip’ companies such as VNG, L’Oreal and Nestle.
I also advised Viet Uc Language Centres (Duong 3 Thang 2, Q10 Ho Chi Minh City) on staff training, HR and in particular, exam preparation courses for IELTS. I have continued to teach IELTS with an average bandscore attained of around 7.0. In this capacity I am also a member of the British Council and maintain close relationships as a ‘Gold Partner’.
With a young daughter of school age, I have decided to concentrate on online ESP and in particular Business English as well as following my children’s road to adulthood.
Full References available on request.
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