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English Teacher Cape Town

September 26, 2023

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Curriculum Vitae


Joseph Dennis

C** Muwaiji Village, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE,, Mobile: +971-********* Self-directed and enthusiastic South African with a passionate commitment to development and the learning experience. Possess outstanding communication skills. Present information in a variety of ways, emphasizing relevance of class material beyond the classroom. Active team member who effectively collaborates with all levels of staff members and establishes quality relationships. Knowledgeable of the following:


Online Teaching and Strategies

Lesson Planning

Differentiated Instruction

Classroom Management

Cooperative Learning

Student motivation

Interactive Learning

Student-Centered Learning

Whole Group Learning

Multicultural Awareness

Student Assessment


STD (Senior Teachers Diploma with B.A. Subjects – Psychology, English) - University of the Western Cape (Cape Town)

TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course)

Teacher license and certification - SACE ( South Africa)

Native English Speaker


English language Strategies Part 1 Certificate

Structuring Distant Learning Lessons Certificate

Behaviour In Distance Learning Certificate

Cyberbullying for Teachers Certificate

English language Strategies Part 1 Certificate

Example Lessons in Distant Learning Certificate

Distance Learning Approaches Certificate

Upskilling in Distance Learning

My Classroom, My Passion (General Strategies) Certificate

Introduction to Distance Learning

Cambridge Language Awareness Part 1 to Part 7 Certificates

ALEF English


1. Bin Ham High School (Cycle 3) – Al Ain, Abu Dhabi English Teacher: Grade 10,11 and 12

Date: August 2012 to August 2022

Led class online using Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint

Communicated with students using online chat features and headphones for voice

Managed and tracked attendance and participation of students

Provided consistent feedback to students related to each lesson taught

Conducted small group and individualized instruction using online breakout rooms

Assessed students learning through discussions, projects, and formal assessments

Taught both synchronously and asynchronously

Nurtured learners’ ability to think critically by fostering discussion

Managed to establish contact with student inactive for excessive days.

Prepare weekly lesson plans in accordance with MOE (Ministry Of Education) guidelines.

Prepared Lesson Plans for more than 10 classes per week to accommodate students varying proficiency levels – Differentiation.

Include digital media along with traditional classroom materials.

Prepare innovative classroom games to reinforce concepts covered in textbooks.

Encourage students to participate in class by taking a hands-on approach to teaching.

Participate in regular staff meetings and meetings with administrators.

Targeted specific student needs with differentiated center-based instruction

Subject Coordinator: English Department

2. Al Maqam High School (Cycle 3) – Al Ain, Abu Dhabi English Advisor (PPP Project - ADEC)

Date: August 2009 to July 2012

Help teachers define and develop lesson plans through schedule planning for each semester.

Monitor and review progress toward completing the proposed academic program and to discuss grades and other performance indicators.

Encourage and model IT practices in lesson delivery

Develop and execute Professional Development Sessions

Prepared and implemented remedial programs for students who require extra help.

Assisted the Principal and staff in implementing schools curricular and long-range goals while maintaining the integrity of the classroom.

Provided leadership/support to English teacher staff. 3. Astra Secondary School - Cape Town, South Africa English Teacher: Grade 10,11 and 12

Date: January 1988 to June 2000

English Instruction to both, First and Second language learners. 4. Table Mountain Language Centre - Cape Town, South Africa ESL Teacher:

English teaching to Adult ESL students, mostly German and Korean

Business Writing Courses

Transactional writing - Business English

5. Damelin University College - Cape Town, South Africa Lecturer:

Subjects: English. Business Management; Call Centre Management; Customer Relationship Management; Office Management

Equip learners with skills based on the outcome criteria and prepare them for the National Assessment PUBLICATIONS

Dennis J, (2006) - Call Centre Operations level 2 This textbook was commissioned by the Department Of Education for FET (Further Education and Training) Learners. I was approached by Maskew Miller Longman, (Pearsons Education Publishers), to author this book. The textbook is used by FET learners in colleges.

Dennis J, Howard D, (2008) – Call Centre Operations Level 4 This textbook was commissioned by the Department Of Education for FET Learners. I was approached by Maskew Miller Longman, (Pearsons Education Publishers), to co-author this book. The textbook is used by FET learners in colleges.


References available on request

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