I use communicative direct method classes that employ games and conversations to improve your English speaking skills. I do not give much homework but concentrate on how to relate to the language in class so that you both enjoy it and also remember it!
I am an older teacher of English as a second language who has taught all over the world to students of all ages. I have just returned from teaching at a university in China for three years, where I taught for exams which were like IELTS and also taught essay writing skills to large classes.
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ROSEMARY CHARLOTTE APPLETON
Very experienced English language teacher and lecturer.
Published writer and trade journalist.
IT and Internet scripting/multimedia: expert-advanced.
ECDL Qualified (Excel + FORMULAS, PowerPoint, Word, etc).
Internet Marketing: expert-advanced.
Languages: English (native speaker), fluent Spanish, French, Italian.
Aquaponics Technician (constructing and managing high tech aquaponic farms).
Very well travelled. Adapts fast to different cultures and challenging situations.
Currently employed at Guangxi University, China as an English trainer. 3 years in this post.
Contact: (concealed information) Skype (VOIP): appledragon1
Facebook: (concealed information)
1963-67 Lycee Francais, Stockholm, Sweden:
Fluent idiomatic written and spoken French.
1967-70 Dulwich College Preparatory School, Cranbrook, Kent: 13+,
Common Entrance Examination. All the usual general subjects.
1970-75 Benenden School For Girls, Benenden, Kent. Internal
Scholarship gained by competitive examination to this exclusive girls
Public (private fee-paying boarding) School.
'O' Level Latin, Biology, Geography, History,
French, English Language, English
'A' Level French, Spanish and English.
Special Level English (writing) with Merit.
1976-79 Read English Literature at the University of Exeter.
From 1976 I was in receipt of a generous scholarship from the
European Commission .
Graduated in 1976 with an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in
1979-82 Studied various subjects, including the correspondence between Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, in various institutions at home
and abroad on the EC scholarship.
Qualified as a commercial and technical translator
(French), acquired pretty fluent Italian at the Universita per
Stranieri in Perugia and the British Insitute in Florence and a
knowledge of history of art, particularly to do with the Renaissance
1992. Graduated from a four week 120 hours of teaching practice intensive training course at the British Language Centre, Palma de Mallorca, Spain with a DIPLOMA in
teaching English as a foreign language.
Was first published nationally as a poet in the literary journal,
Orbis, the erstwhile journal of the International Poetry Society.
Publications: as above, also in the Jubilee edition of Outposts
alongside such luminaries as Elizabeth Jennings, three
Shakespearean sonnets. Online: (concealed information) - my
Collected Poems. This website is unfortunately no longer extant.
Also the Autumn 1995 edition in English of Bike Market Update,
ed. Grace Ruan, Wheel Giant, Changhua, Taiwan, where I worked for a
while as English editor/re-writer/multilingual translator/English language reporter
I am fluent in IT terminology as well as computer and multimedia usage. I hold a ECDL (European Computer Driving License) at Advanced level. I have
done courses in website design (Oxford House College, London, UK). I am a fluent Wordpress server-side scripter and user for creating CMS (Content Management Systems). Wordpress can also be used as an LMS (Learning Management System) and has advantages in ease of use and maintenance over the commonly-used Moodle LMS often found in universities, schools and colleges worldwide. It is written in a combination of HTML and php. See (concealed information)
I am also a qualified translator and interpreter for commercial French (L.S.T.I/London Chamber of Commerce Diploma, 1982). I speak and write very good Spanish and Italian.
I am a qualified aquaponics technician who knows how to grow 4 times more food per hectare than soil on 90% less water than conventional farming (fish, vegetables and soft fruit such as strawberries).
BRIEF WORK HISTORY:
1982-87 Worked freelance as a technical translator and for a
small architect's practice in London, as Company Secretary. Did
various temporary paralegal and document formatting jobs.
1987-90 Worked as the sole in charge at night at the Pembridge
Court Hotel, Notting Hill Gate, looking after rock stars. I left for
a more attractive job in farm estate management in a fairly untouristed
part of Mallorca. During this time I was published in 'Outposts', see
1990-93 Lived and worked in the Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca.
Some language work, writing as usual, also working on the land.
Qualified as an English
language teacher and taught in the local language school on a
supply basis, to Cambridge First Certificate level. Substituted for
the Director of Academia Mayfair when he was taken ill.
1994-96 Travelled and worked TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH AND BASIC
ENGLISH and writing at all levels on various subjects in Guatemala, Spain, Sri Lanka, India and Taiwan.
the world to the bicycle industry trade fairs courtesy of Grace
Ruan, Wheel Giant, as her English editorial assistant on her trade
magazines serving clients of the Chinese bicycle and stationery
industries. Also taught English in-house in the evenings.
1996-97 Feb-Oct 1996 I was in Mallorca again, writing and
translating and teaching at the Academia Mayfair, Soller.
1997-1999 Grounded in England for family reasons (mother dying).
2000-2002 In Mallorca again. Some supply English language teaching for the
Academia Mayfair, writing a book.
Moved to Thailand, where I worked for a semester at the Rajabhat
University, Suratthani, in the south as a Professor of English
teaching 'English for All', first year Business English, English for
Computing, also English Majors. I stayed there until May when I moved
to Bangkok for health reasons (could not get specialist treatment in the sticks). Did some freelance work there teaching
children until October which is the school holidays.
Taught ESL military English at the Italian Air Force Academy in the
old Royal Palace of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Caserta, near Naples,
Italy, with other classes teaching doctors, accountants and teenagers
for the Trinity exams in the evenings. Worked on a literary work. Did various legal and technical translations from Italian into English to supplement my teaching income.
Worked as a professor of English in Thailand again, where I was teaching business and technical and creative writing at the Nakhon Si Ayutthaya University, Ayutthaya for a semester. Translated the entire philosophical work of the French intellectual and surgeon Dr. Christian Ficat from French into English for a flat fee. This involves a lot of highly technical language since his philosophy is based on human anatomy and the more esoteric aspects of human medicine.
Worked mostly for Grace Ruan of Wheel Giant Inc., Changhua, as her Translations Editor, teaching some intermediate-level English in the evenings to the staff as required.
Left to teach at a kindergarten in Hong Kong but that did not work out for health reasons-complications from Asian ‘flu which I had for 18 weeks non-stop. I no longer teach very young children as a result of this experience.
In health jail under a specialist in the UK getting my blood iron levels back down to the correct level from heavy metal poisoning levels. This is now back under control.
Requalified as an aquaponics technician for commercial water and resource-efficient aquaponic farming at the University of the Virgin Islands, USA. Worked for five months on a volunteer basis at the Farm Shop, Dalston Lane, London E8 getting technical and managerial experience of an urban aquaponic farm. Started my own aquaponics consultancy on a government small business grant.
2013-2015. Recent jobs have been teaching Internet Marketing at the Passing Clouds Arts Center, 1 Richmond Road, Hackney, UK and just finished working November-January with a fortnight’s break for Christmas with Birmingham College, Birmingham, UK, and the Ministry of Education of Kurdistan on their Master Teacher Training Course in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. Also did campaign research for Katharine Hamnett Consultancy part-time.
2015-July 1018 University English language trainer. Taught academic writing and oral English at university level for three academic years at SCIC, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi Province, China.
August 2018-NOW In Taiwan but leaving shortly.
Professor Huiling Yu, Birmingham College, Birmingham, UK – email: (concealed information)
Mrs. Ho, Taipei Language Institute, 50 Roosevelt Road, Taipei 101, Taiwan. TEL: (886-2) 2367-8228 (worked there briefly in 1996)
FAX: (886-2) 2363-4857 (Worked there briefly in 1996)
Paul Chou from ETI Taipei. (Worked there teaching IELTS in 2004)+886 (concealed information)
Email: (concealed information)
ADD:4F, No. 50 Roosevelt Rd., Sec.3, Taipei
Grace Ruan, Editor, Bicycle Market Update, Wheel Giant, 193, Tzu-Chiang Road, Changhua, Taiwan Tel: 886-4-7360795, (concealed information)
7350500 FAX: 886-4-7357860, 4-7360789 My main employer both as a journalist and business English teacher for over 11 years.
Gavin Paddington, LLB (Oxon), Chief Co-Ordinator, SCIC, Guangxi University, Nanning, China. (concealed information)
More references on request.
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