I am an enthusiastic, passionate and engaging EFL Teacher, specializing in the teaching of Young Learners and Very Young Learners. I am fully TEFL certified, and have over five years of experience in the EFL industry, teaching in both China and France.
During this time, I have taught all ages from 2 years of age to adults, but predominately my interest (and experience) is with primary school age children from 4 to 11.
With over five years of experience in the EAL sector in China and France, I have naturally taught hundreds of children of the years, the majority between the ages of 3 to 12.
My focus is to encourage the use of speaking and listening in class, and to use the language my students have learnt.
I am also keen on teaching phonics and reading, which I feel are the building blocks to successful language learning.
Date of Birth: 18th May 1989
Current Location: London, United Kingdom
Mobile Phone Number: +44 (0)7(concealed information)
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Skype ID: callum.newell2
I am an enthusiastic, passionate and engaging EFL Teacher, specializing in the teaching of Young Learners (YL’s) and Very Young Learners (VYL’s). I am fully TEFL certified, and have over five years of experience in the EFL industry, teaching in both China and France. Now, I am seeking to broaden and diversify my teaching credentials and experience, and move into mainstream Primary education back in the United Kingdom. For this, I am delighted to have received, and accepted, an offer of a place on the Primary PGCE at the Institute of Education, University College London starting in September 2017. To support myself while studying, and to provide another rich dimension to my teaching experience, I am seeking to obtain employment within the online English teaching sector.
May 2014 – May 2017. Kid Castle Kindergarten, Xi’an, China.
Teaching English to pre-school children (between 2 – 6 years of age) at two kindergarten centres. Preparation of lesson plans and classroom materials/resources. General teaching administration duties.
May 2014 – May 2017. Kid Castle Training School, Xi’an, China.
Teaching English to groups of children of different ages (between 3 - 12 years of age), and abilities. Teaching regular demonstration classes to potential new students to the school. Preparation of lesson plans and classroom materials/resources. General teaching administration duties.
May 2013 – May 2014. Giraffe English, Xi’an, China. (Also, it's partnership school Cool Bear English, Xianyang, China.)
The lone full-time foreign teacher, at two sister schools in the Xi’an area. Teaching English to groups of children of different ages and abilities. Teaching regular demonstration classes to potential new students to the schools. Preparation of lesson plans and classroom materials/resources. General teaching administration duties. Also, working with the school on a collaboration project with a local kindergarten/early education centre.
December 2013 – January 2014. Web International English, Xi'an, China. (Part-time position)
Teaching English to adults and teenagers of various ages and abilities, either one-to-one, or in small or large groups.
May 2012 – May 2013. EF English First, Ningbo, China.
Teaching English to groups of children and teenagers of all ages and abilities. Teaching demonstration classes to potential new students to the school. Preparation of lesson plans and classroom materials/resources. General teaching administration duties. Also, working with the school on a collaboration project, teaching large groups of children in local kindergartens.
November 2011 – February 2012. Language Connexion, Paris, France.
ESL English Teacher.
Teaching conversational English to both groups and individual children of various ages and abilities. Preparation of lesson plans and materials, and general teaching administration duties. Also, occasional telephone teaching of Business English to adults.
Details of previous work experience available on request.
October 2011 - November 2011. TEFL Paris, Tournan-en-Brie, France.
Certificate in TEFL (accredited by IATQuO (the International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organizations))
The course gave me a fantastic grounding in the many various aspects of TEFL teaching, from Lesson Planning to Grammar to Classroom Management, allowing me to 'jump into' the classroom. The course was over 120 hours, and included 12 hours of teaching practice, which ranged from one-to-one sessions to larger groups, and gave the opportunity to teach different ages of people: from young children to retired adults; with a vast range of different abilities.
September 2007 - 2010. University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.
BSc (Hons) Business Finance and Economics. Degree Classification: 2.1 (Upper Second Class)
From taking this degree, I felt I had gained a vast range of skills and knowledge to help equip me for my future career. The course allowed me to pursue my own academic interests, including modules in Taxation, Marketing and Business Law.
September 2005 - 2007. College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn, United Kingdom.
A Levels: Law - Grade B; Business Studies - Grade B; Psychology - Grade B
AS Level: Statistics - Grade C
September 2000 - 2005. St Clements High School, Terrington St Clement, United Kingdom.
11 GCSE Qualifications Grade A - C including English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science.
Other Teaching Qualifications
TKT: Module 1 (Teaching Knowledge Test: Module 1). The first module of the Cambridge ESOL Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) that focuses on the key teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary and adult learners.
TKT: YL (Teaching Knowledge Test: Young Learners). A specialist module of the Cambridge ESOL Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) that focuses on the teaching of young learners aged 6-12.
Good understanding of a range of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Achieved City & Guilds Key Skills qualifications in Information and Communication Technology.
Regular user of E-Mail, the Internet, Skype (Skype ID: callum.newell2).
Outside of work, I pursue a number of other interests in my free time. I am a keen writer, choosing to compose articles based on my interests, namely sport and food and drink. I have had numerous articles published on several different media outlets.
Food and Drink - a keen ‘foodie’, I have contributed to the English-language ‘Xianease’ magazine - a publication designed for the expat, and English-speaking Chinese, population of Xi’an, China, where I have written restaurant and wine reviews.
Football – a keen football fan, I have written numerous articles on the subject. I have featured as a guest contributor for the American sports news website ‘TheSportsBank.net’, and have written on the Chinese Super League for the “largest all-sports website in India” ‘sportskeeda.com’.
Travel - I am a dedicated traveller, and enjoy exploring new places, and experiencing new cultures, and once more I am delighted to share my experiences with my students.
References available on request
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