Founder, English for Work
In the course of my teaching career, which began in Spain 25 years ago, and later involved work in London and Dublin in both the public and private sectors, I have delivered English language courses to students of all levels and backgrounds, as well as a diverse range of cultures. Preparation for accredited exams, such as IELTS and the Cambridge suite of exams, delivered both in the classroom to groups and one-to-one online, as well as the delivery of work-based language skills courses, have all featured in my work. At Hackney Council, I was responsible for the delivery of work-based language skills training to non-native English speaking staff, assisting them with skills such as report writing and presentations, and for providing more basic speaking and literacy training, based on content relevant to the roles of less fluent or literate staff.
My knowledge and experience position me well, I believe, to help Irish-based businesses and organizations to provide the support their non-native English speaking staff need to fully realize their potential, as part of a cohesive and optimally functioning team.