TEFL CV

Settit Beyene

Date of birth       17/03/1991                                                                                                                                         

Email                  Settit@hotmail.co.uk

Telephone          +XXXXXXX

Nationality          British

Native language English

Italian                 Beginner

Education

West London College: CELTA (120-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language [TEFL] Certificate issued by Cambridge University)

  • Gained teaching practice and experience planning different types of lessons
  • Used textbooks such as Headway, English File, Cutting Edge as well as online resources
  • Taught an elementary English group and an intermediate group for four weeks
  • Taught a multilingual class and have developed techniques for overcoming the language barrier

University of Nottingham: BA (Hons) English (2009-2012), 2.i

  • Studied Beginners Italian which I am now self-studying and hope to become fluent in
  • Conducted a study into the foreign language acquisition process, a topic which complements the CELTA qualification and will enhance my teaching

Employment

Teaching assistant, British Council, Italy
(September 2013-April 2014)

Activity Leader, LTC Language School, London
(June 2013-August 2013)

  • Lead activities and plan itineraries for days out
  • Execute learning English activities on excursions
  • Communicate with, and supervise children in English, Spanish and Italian

Development Volunteer, Progressio, El Salvador
(January 2013-March 2013)

  • Worked in areas of sustainable agriculture and community infrastructure for Progressio, an international development charity
  • Worked alongside Salvadorian volunteers to elicit change in the community of Santa Marta, utilising their knowledge of the area and our expertise
  • Improved communication skills in a multi-lingual enviornment and developed an improved proficiency in Spanish
  • Planned and executed independent projects based on the needs of the community
  • Sponsored by the British government and awarded the Jack Petchey Grant for Individual Volunteering

Harrods Food Hall Associate, Knightsbridge, London
(October 2012-December 2012)

  • Memorised stock and products for ease of customer accessibility
  • Dealt with customer enquiries on the phone and in person
  • Delivered excellent customer service
  • Worked in a busy, demanding Christmas environment, working overtime and occassionally in other departments within the Food Halls

 Student telephone fundraiser, University of Nottingham
(October 2011-March 2012)

  • Worked on a fundraising campaign for the University of Nottingham to build relations with alumni and obtain funding for future university projects
  • Acted as a representative of the university and developed excellent customer-relations skills

Office worker, Camp Hi-Rock, Massachusetts, USA
(June 2011-August 2011)

  • Worked at a US summer camp in Massachusetts and learnt how to adapt to a foreign environment with people from different cultures
  • Interacted with camper children
  • Liaised with children, parents and camp staff; developing my communication skills due to the fact that I had to accommodate each individual’s needs. With parents I was required to provide regular updates on their children’s wellbeing and promote Camp Hi-Rock’s services, with children I was required to update them on their upcoming activities and finances. It also was my responsibility to ensure that camp staff were aware of each camper’s progress and parents’ situations

Languages spoken

  • Beginners Italian
  • Intermediate Spanish

Other notable experience

  • Raised £350 for Link Community Development by completing a sponsored hitchhike to Morocco travelling through the UK, France, Spain and Morocco. I was able to adapt to other cultures and learnt to deal with unpredictability.
  • Published as a freelance writer in the Guardian newspaper, the Huffington Post and numerous other websites.
  • Gained the Nottingham Advantage Award at University for participating in extracurricular activities and also shortlisted for the Global Graduate Award
  • Author of Girl About Rome

References available on request

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