Michael Jones
ESL/EFL Teacher

Native language: Canadian English
Currently living in: Korea (South)


  Let me tell you about myself.

Michael Allan Jones
136-1 Hanshin OfficeTel 1404 Ho; Mapo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 121-050
C.P. 010-7152-7430 email: moreclairty@yahoo.ca

Education

Bachelor of Science, Speech Communication, 1998
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

CELTA--RSA Cambridge Level 4 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, August 2004
University of Cambridge
Experience

English Instructor—Seoul Tourism High School
Bongcheon 9-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Korea. March 2006—Present
--Developed broad-based EFL curriculum targeting both first and second year high school students with variable language levels.
--Utilized diverse resources to engage, activate and increase students knowledge and understanding of English.
--Aimed to strengthen students command of spoken English, by providing maximum communication opportunities.
--Written and executed performance evaluations.
--Planned English Intensive Winter and Summer Courses
English Instructor—Canadian Education Centre Network Cultural & Language Institute
Jeong-dong Building 3rd Floor, 15-5 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul City, Korea. March 2005—March 2006
-- Supervised the morning teaching shift; duties included: representing the administration in their absence, arranging substitutions for absent teachers, and keeping daily records of occurrences, incidents, injuries or complaints.
-- Utilized diverse resources to engage and activate and increase students knowledge of the English language system
-- Designed holistic lesson plans targeting a wide variety of age groups and proficiency levels.
-- Created an environment which ensures fair and equal consideration of student’s needs, providing a safe non-judgmental learning atmosphere that enables each student maximum opportunity for productive communication practice.
-- Taught specialty classes in writing composition and in literature.
-- Served as the staff representative; duties included: organizing staff meetings, mediating staff debates and initiating voting procedure.
-- Formally assessed speaking ability for determining student level assignment.
-- Bettered and refined my teaching abilities by working alongside many respectable teaching professionals.

English Instructor--Koryo Foreign Language Institute
884-9 Mansu Dong, Incheon City, Korea. November 2002—December 2004
--Taught students aged 8-55 English conversation, developing all four language skill areas.
--Directed and instructed the 2003 advanced level officer cadet language program at the Bupyeong Comprehensive Police Academy; assisted the cadets in developing their abilities with the four language skills, as well as, increasing their receptive and productive lexis.
--Planned and executed the 2003 and 2004 Korean Foreign Affairs Department’s receptive and productive skills courses.
English Instructor--GM/DAEWOO--Bupyeong Production Plant
Bupyeong-gu, Incheon City, Korea. May 2004—October 2004
--Conducted courses for GM/DAEWOO Research and Development Executives, designed to increase their receptive and productive skills. The primary focus: extensive and intensive listening comprehension.
--Tutored students on such issues as: socially appropriate language in conversation, as well as, a cultural understanding of North American society.
--Tailor made lessons aimed at providing the students opportunity to increase their comprehension, and use of creative style in language for better international business transactions.

Non-Teaching Experience

Talent—Various Photo and Film Projects: Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea. February 2002--Present
--Credited in the CBS Korean Documentary: Underwood: The man, the miracle.
--Appeared in many television advertisements: including infomercials for vitamins, as well as, insurance.
--Posed in photos for various advertisements and EFL textbooks.

Executive Assistant--Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake
Williams Lake, British Columbia. Canada. February 2000--February 2001
--Managed annual creative allowance for a community communication program designed to inform citizens of opportunities for volunteer involvement.
--Conceived, created and executed communication campaigns , producing materials relevant to all mediums of professional expression.



Available for employment.

  • Full-time
  • Location: Any
  • ESL Job Interests: Any
Please contact me for more information.