Profile Teacher Chris 2019-06-26T11:48:56+00:00
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CHRIS
CHRISTOPHER O’CONNELL
Nationality : New Zealand
A versatile language teacher with almost 20 years' experience in New Zealand, Hongkong, Turkey, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia I enjoy different cultures, and my time living and working abroad has honed my adaptability, creativity and pragmatism.

I aim to motivate and guide students by setting clear, attainable learning objectives, and through a relaxed, yet disciplined classroom environment.
CHRIS
CHRISTOPHER O’CONNELL
Nationality : New Zealand
A versatile language teacher with almost 20 years' experience in New Zealand, Hongkong, Turkey, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia I enjoy different cultures, and my time living and working abroad has honed my adaptability, creativity and pragmatism.

I aim to motivate and guide students by setting clear, attainable learning objectives, and through a relaxed, yet disciplined classroom environment.
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NEGOTIATION SKILLS
PRESENTATION SKILLS
WRITING SKILLS
TEACHER TRAINING

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

English Today, English Teacher for Corporate Classes Teaching Business English
  • Preparation for IELTS, TOEFL

  • Write The Reports of Improvement for each student in classes

  • Presenting Workshops for Presentation skills and Report Writing

Senior Teacher Manager / EF Cikupa, Indonesia
  • Worked alongside Sales and Service teams to ensure the academic quality and integrity of the EF language program and the development of the center as a unit. 

  • Led the management and development of the academic team and responsible for performance indicators such as production efficiency, staff and student retention, and customer satisfaction.

Education Consultant/Saudi Electric Services Polytech, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
  • English language instructor for vocational students aged 18-25 in a challenging environment. 

  • Curriculum development (course work creation, editing, layout), as part of the team we obtained SQA accreditation level 7 for various courses.

English Language Trainer /Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Preparatory year teacher for students about to attend English medium university.

  • Responsible for teaching the coursework (general and academic English)

  • Invigilating and marking exams, entering attendance and scores into database.

English Language Trainer /Berlitz/English Time, Istanbul, Turkey
  • General English and Business English teacher to classes from beginner to advanced. 

  • Often taught in company premises, including one on one lessons to managers or to staff for more specialized use of English.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • TESOL Certificate/Modern Age Institute, Christchurch, NZ
    4-week, 160 hour, in person certificate. Was offered a job at the institute upon completion.

  • BA English Literature / Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS TAUGHT

Mr Chris