English teacher and translator with experience in the international business area, and the ability to construct, teach and adapt language programmes and conduct examinations. As a teacher, I am friendly, dynamic and knowledgeable, and strongly committed to professional development and learning more about my craft. I have taught English for special purposes (law, mining, medical and business), exam preparation, and at a variety of levels.
|2017-now|| English UC, Santiago (http://english.uc.cl) |
IELTS Examiner, CAE Examiner
I run and mark the speaking section, and mark the written section, of the IELTS exam. I also mark “jaggeds”, when there is a discrepancy in the marks as well as work as a CAE examiner.
|2012-now||Private teacher, Santiago (https://capitalenglish.cl) |
I have worked for students to prepare them for the IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge exams, in interview preparation, legal, medical and business English.
| 2017-now || Beyond the Word, Santiago (www.beyondtheword.cl/) |
Responsible for text translation, especially in the medical, pharmaceutical and government areas.
|2016-2017||ECLASS, Santiago (http://eclass.cl), KAPLAN, Santiago ( http://certifiedtestcenter.cl/)|
Responsible for teaching corporate English in businesses around Santiago, and teaching IELTS exam preparation classes.
|2012 to 2016|| SEDGMAN, Santiago (www.sedgman.com) |
Teacher – Translator
– Responsible for teaching Spanish and English, translating policies, emails and other documents, including engineering, legal and commercial documents, interpretation in meetings and expat support.
– Developed an English and Spanish teaching programme which included course books, tests, levels, certificates and monthly and yearly reports, to create a better quality system which allowed for monitoring and accountability and recognition of effort. With this system I taught more than 60 people and improved communication inside and between offices.
– Developed a complementary online Spanish and English learning system, which included memorisation, videos and song based exercises, to support students who couldn’t attend all their classes or wished to reinforce the knowledge learnt in class.
– Developed a diagnostic evaluation system, which was used to evaluate employment applicants, students and candidates for travel to English speaking countries.
|2011||INTERNATIONAL CENTER, Rancagua (www.internationalcenter.cl)|
Responsible for teaching business English to executives in large mining companies, carrying out diagnostic tests, marking tests and translating.
|2010||INGLÉS ABRE PUERTAS, Los Lagos (https://ingles.mineduc.cl) |
Volunteer, English Teacher
In this programme, I taught English in a high school in a small town in the south of Chile. I taught for 25 hours a week, the majority of which were in front of a class of up to twenty students, while others were teaching with a teacher.
|2009|| SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, Sydney(www.sydney.edu.au)|
Organised and carried out interviews, collected data and contributed to the research team.
|2019||DELTA Module 2, Instituto Seven Idiomas, Sao Paulo.|
|2017||DELTA Module 1, Instituto Chileno Británico de Cultura, Santiago|
|2014||CELTA, Instituto Chileno Británico de Cultura, Santiago|
|2013||Diptrans (module 3) Chartered Institute of Linguistics|
|2000-04||Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Sydney University, majoring in English (Honours), Mathematics, German.|
Santiago CELTA Network (www.santiagoceltanetwork.cl)
Colegio de Traductores e Intérpretes de Chile (http://www.cotich.cl/)
|Jul 2018||IATEFL Conference, “Professional Development with Teacher-Based Communities of Practice” (with Ronda Haverland)|
|Jul 2017||CELTA Network, “Autonomous Learning”|
|Jul 2016||IATEFL Conference, “In-House Teacher Translator: A Necessary Professional”|
|Oct 2015||CELTA Network, “Translation”|
|Mar 2015||CELTA Network, “Curriculum Design”|
Advanced Spanish (C1 level – DELE certificate)