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English Teacher School

Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon
February 20, 2020

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Curriculum Vitae

Lara Mouakar Bhanini

Zahle - Bekaa – Lebanon

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Job Objective: As a certified English teacher with 20 years of experience my objective is to obtain an English Language Instructor position with a campus that challenges me and allows for career development.

Highlights of Qualifications:

Proficient in teaching various levels of English

Thorough planning and organizational skills

Tremendous teaching experience and wide exposure to different aspects of the job

A great problem-solving attitude and ability to counsel students in overcoming both their educational and personal obstacles

Outstanding knowledge and effective application of all the modern teaching aids

Excellent oral, written, listening and interpersonal communication skills

Strong instructional, and class room management skills

Professional Experience:

St. Joseph University (USJ) – Zahle/Bekaa (2019-present) - English Language Instructor

Teaching intensive ESL courses to university level students

Preparing students for the St. Louis English Examination (SLU & SLUWE)

Taalabaya Official High School – Zahle (2016 – Present) - English Language Teacher – Secondary classes

Preparing students for the Lebanese Baccalaureate part II

Developing English lesson plans to meet the national curriculum standards

Modifying lessons and activities to meet the learning needs of individual students

Working in cooperation with the administration and in accordance with the school policies which set high standards and expectations for students.

Lebanese University – Language Bureau (2014 – 2017) - English Language Instructor

Teaching intensive ESL courses to advanced level university students

Teaching English for a specific purpose (English for law) for the faculty of law students

St. Joseph High School – Antonine Sisters – Zahle (2006 – present) –

English Language Teacher - Secondary classes

Teaching English as a second foreign language

Preparing students for standardized tests (SAT & Cambridge C1)

Using cooperative methods to raise the students interests and facilitate their understanding

Arranging formative evaluation tests and providing detailed feedback about areas of improvement prior to preparing summative exams

Maintaining discipline in the classroom while creating a vibrant teaching atmosphere.

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – UK (Nov 2011 –2013)

Certified Oral Examiner and Invigilator – UCLES # CB27CC

Assessed the English language level of public school teachers - a project which was endorsed by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education

American Lebanese Language Center – Zahle (Jan 2010 – 2012) - Academic Coordinator

Organized immersing workshops, conversation groups and special training courses

Evaluated teachers’ daily lesson plans, observed live lessons, and provided feedback and support

Prepared summative exams for a range of English courses

Double – Checked students’ writings and identified weaknesses and strengths to help them progress

Conducted oral exams for students at various levels

Encouraged and supported teachers in professional development

Evaluated CVs, interviewed candidates and arranged demonstration lessons for new teachers

American Lebanese Language Center - Zahle (1998 – 2012)

English Instructor

Prepared students for the Michigan Proficiency and Competency examination ECPE – ECCE and the Cambridge ESOL exams - Certificate in Advanced English CAE and First Certificate Exam – FCE

Prepared students for SAT, TOEFL and IELTS

Developed and implemented engaging and motivating lesson plans and classroom activities.

Evaluated students’ assignments and provided essential feedback


Master (1) in Education - Lebanese University - Faculty of Education

Master (2) in Applied Linguistics - Lebanese University

Bachelor degree in English Literature - Lebanese University

Associate degree in Arts and Sciences (Graphic Design) – Lebanese American University (LAU)

Equivalency of the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II – Lebanese American University

High School Diploma – John Jay High School – New York (USA)

Special Achievements:

Successfully completed (CELTA), a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (Pass A) - Cambridge University (2005)

Attended and conducted several workshops in teaching EFL and acquired the respective certification - Cambridge - McMillan - International House….

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