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ESL ENGLISH TEACHER
sfarzana24@firstname.lastname@example.org (968-****-**** gmail.327 Ibra college com of Technology, Ibra, Oman 12/09/2019
Moose Jaw, SK SH6 1S3
A & L Royal Academy English Language School
Dear Mr. Mathieson
I was pleased to learn of your need for an English for Academic Purposes instructor. With my robust experience and education in applying appropriate teaching and assessment methodologies and contributing to the designing and development of objectives and teaching material, I am prepared to become an immediate team player within your organization. The following are highlights of my skills and accomplishments:
Presently working at Ibra College of Technology as an English language lecturer relied upon to teach, assess and look after 150+ students throughout the term. I teach different Language skills in general foundation course and I am a member of the material and curriculum development committee (preparing new Course material to replace the existing one). I have prepared Centralized Placement Test and I'm also the exam writer and Moodle coordinator for Level 3.
Experienced in planning and developing curriculum, course outline, test materials, grading, tutoring and student counseling
Conducting teachers’ training for the secondary and tertiary ESL teachers, arranged and facilitated different workshops on classroom teaching and management
Mentored student and teachers to take part in different community services
Conducting Action Research on testing and assessment and psycholinguistics
Worked in different government and nongovernment projects on teaching and learning throughout the country, both as an administrator and facilitator
Volunteered in community schools in rural and underdeveloped areas for educational development
Worked as a group leader, maintained administrative responsibilities conducted group meetings, maintained leave records, ensured timely completion of works as per university requirement. Helped in faculty recruitment, evaluation and benefits.
Have taken part in undergraduate and graduate admission process and did student advising My strong initiative and exceptional organizational skills, combined with my ability to work well under pressure, allow me to play a crucial role in a fast-paced teaching environment. Furthermore, with the ability to simplify lesson plans in line with specific curriculum objectives, I believe I will immediately make a noticeable impact on your school’s education standards. Enclosed is my resume for your review. I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you personally how my skills and strengths can best serve your institution. Sincerely,
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CONTACT Falt@ #6, Nwaras
Building, Alyath, Ibra,
E-mail: sfarz ana24@ gmail.com
Web s it e: www.ict.edu.om
P hone: +968-********
Ibra Colleg e of Technolog y, Oman Oct ober 7, 2012 — Present ESL Lecturer at English Language Centre
I teach different Language skills in general foundation course and I am a member of the material and curriculum development committee (preparing new Course material to replace the existing one). I have prepared Centraliz ed Placement T est and I'm also the exam writer and Moodle coordinator for Level 3. BRAC Universit y April 1st, 2010 — June 30t h, 2012 Lecturer of English (ESL)
BRAC Inst it ut e of Lang uag es and The Daily St ar April, 2010 — June, 2012 Material Developer, English in Schools
T he Daily Star- a national daily, publishes a weekly issue called English in Schools, in collaboration with BRAC Institute of Languages. As a member of the English in Schools team at the BRAC Institute of Languages, I developed English learning materials and activities for the students of class VI- X (of underprivileged rural areas) and also coordinated the whole group of material developers (25 members). We visited rural schools and arranged workshops on the classroom implementation of these materials. T his project is aimed at increasing students' English proficiency and thus enhancing their communicative ability. In addition, giving ideas to the primary and secondary school teachers about ways to teach English language through various fun materials and activities is also one of the major concerns of this initiative. Being a team leader, I had to design assessment tool for the effectiveness of this project and regular report submission was also required. BRAC Universit y April, 2010 — June, 2012
T eachers' T rainer and T rainer of Professional Development I developed material for T he BRAC Primary School (BPS) teachers training (on teaching English) along with my university teaching. I was directly involved with carrying out the need assessment workshop, Focus G roup Discussion and the preparation of course outline for the BPS T eacher T raining .I also T rained Brac Professionals in several ESP and EPDC courses. I also Worked as a trainer of English for Specific Purpose offered for the vocational adolescent learners in Bangladesh. I conducted three consecutive training sessions on Social and Emotional Learning for Brac officials of international NG O . BRAC Universit y and Open Universit y-UK June 2010 — April 2011 Associate Lecturer
I worked as an Associate Lecturer (in Bangladesh) under O pen University- UK. Visiting schools of different parts of Sye d a Far z ana 3
Bangladesh, conducting monthly cluster meeting and monitoring reflective learning process were parts my responsibilities. It should be noted that O pen University is provided training (on classroom practice and English teaching) to the secondary school teachers; in collaboration with English in Action. BRAC University was a part of it. BRAC, Bang ladesh May 2010 — April 2012
Mentor and T eacher
I was involved with a BRAC program called “MEDHABIKASH”. Here BRAC organiz es a two weeks intensive coaching for those students who have got G PA- 5 in their S.S.C exam and are from the ultra poor families. Special lessons are provided on teaching English as a second language. I mentor the student teachers and work in organiz ing the program.
Marie Curie School, Dhanmondi, Dhaka January 2007 — March 2010. T eacher of English
• Experienced QUALIFICATIONS in teaching English as Second Language (ESL), tutoring and counseling the students at secondary and tertiary levels
• Experienced in planning and developing curriculum, course outline, test materials, grading, tutoring and student counseling
• Conducting teachers’ training for the secondary and tertiary ESL teachers, arranged and facilitated different workshops on classroom teaching and management
• Developed teacher training module and related evaluation mechanism
• Mentored student and teachers to take part in different community services
• Conducting Action Researchs on testing and assessment and psycholinguistics
• Worked in different government and nongovernment projects on teaching and learning throughout the country, both as an administrator and facilitator
• Volunteered in community schools in rural and underdeveloped areas for educational development
• Worked as a group leader, maintained administrative responsibilities conducted group meetings, maintained leave records, ensured timely completion of works as per university requirement. Helped in faculty recruitment, evaluation and benefits.
• Have taken part in undergraduate and graduate admission process and did student advising
• Coordinated nationwide education project on preparing ESL materials for two thousands schools, published in the national daily. As part of this, maintained working hours, payment and performance evaluation. Conducted action research on the effectiveness on the project to plan further developments.
• Have experience of maintaining alumni coordination and arranging different alumni programs of various funded programs
CELTA University of Cambridge February 14, 2019
(Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Assessment of Eng lish as a Foreig n Lang uag e (TESOL) January 5, 2012 — March 21, 2012 University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
It was an online G raduate level T ESO L professional development Certificate course offered as a part of E- teachers' Scholarship. T his course includes the fundamental Principles, concepts and terms of assessment and test, techniques of languages testing, different types of assessment and approaches, assessing and preparing test for the four English language skills, alternative assessment and assessment validation, grading and scoring and the future of language testing and assessment.
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M.A in Eng lish Lit erat ure 2006 — 2007
University of Dhaka
B.A in Eng lish Lit erat ure 2003 — 2006
University of Dhaka
Hig her Secondary School Cert if icat e 2000 — 2002 Cantonment College, Jessore
L2 Learning and T eaching; Language Acquisition; ESP/EAP; Autonomous Learning; O n- line T eaching and Learning Psycholingustics; Reflective teaching; Language pedagogic and culture; Student- Centered Learning; Strategies of developing speaking skill
Eng lish in Act io n (MYT EC)
Ad jacent f acult y
O p en Universit y o f UK
I worked as an adjacent faculty in this project on developing reflective teaching. T his MYT EC project is led by the O pen University UK working in collaboration with the BMB Mott MacDonald EIA Base T eam, aims to empower teachers to change their classroom practice.
CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS
(University Cambridge of English Cambridge Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Best T eacher' s Award
Writ ing Cent er Co nsulat e
Ib ra Co lleg e o f T echno lo g y, 2014
An honor of Appreciation in recognition to the writing center of ELC on behalf of Ibra College of T echnology Ap p reciat io n o f Placement T est Pro ject Co mp let io n In contribution to prepare centraliz ed placement test Ibra College of T echnology, 2014
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Ap p reciat io n o f Co nt rib ut io n t o Curriculum and Mat erial Develo p ment Co mmit t ee Ibra College of T echnology, 2013
Affective Factors in English Language Teaching for professionals ANGLISTICUM Vol I, No.1, 2012 ISSN 1857- 8179 (Paper) ISSN 1857- 8187(O nline) International Journal of Literature, Linguistics & Interdisciplinary Studies Author: Syeda Farz ana
T his paper investigates the affective factors involved in EFL classroom consisting of a group of adult professionals of an International NG O namely personality traits, learning style, previous accumulated knowledge, lack of confidence, high expectation about the course, frequent switching from target to native language, effect of learning plateau, classroom anxiety, autonomy of dominant speaker and motivation for real life learning and reward in job. T his paper also suggests some possible solutions for raising the confidence level of average participants, stimulating team spirit and building a good rapport between teacher and students. http://www.anglisticum.mk/index.php/Anglisticum/article/view/332 Watch Out your Tongue: A Quranic Perspective
Rendezvous:Vol 4 issue 1, 2014, Ibra college of T echnology Author: Syeda Farz ana
An Intertextual analysis on the basis of the translation and critical explanation of the teaching of Islam in context of Q uranic Verses.
International Journal of Literature, Linguistics & Interdisciplinary Studies 2013- Present
A memeber of the editing and peer review committee 2. Academic Journals
Reviewed a Manuscript of the Educational Research
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CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR
1. Presented a paper on Affective factors in English Language Course for Professionals in 5th International BELT A Conference.
2 .Paper presented on the purpose, importance and strategies of implementing Languages games in EFL classroom: A case study of the Foundation Students in O man 3. Paper on Incorporating Controversial T opic in EFL Classroom has been accepted for the 17th NELT A International Conference.
4. Participated in the 6th National ELT Workshop last January 9, 2014, with the theme ESP in ELT : Bridging G aps. ORGANIZATION
Bang lad esh Eng lish Lang uag e T eachers Asso ciat io n Life T ime member
Starting April 2010- Present
T ESO L Arab ia
Starting November 2013 - Present
Received five days long training on Social and Emotional Learning from American Institute of Research (AIR), USA. Received three days long training on developing Facilitation Skills conducted by the pro- vc of BRAC University REFERENCES
Sayed Mo njurul Islam.
Department of English,
University of Dhaka.
Contact No. :- 017********.
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Bet h T rud ell
Senior English Language Fellow, USA
A Visiting Faculty in Brac University, Bangladesh
T rudell60@ aol.com
Salim Saeed Salim Bani O rab ah
Head of Center
English Language Programs
Ibra College of T echnology