Curriculum Development

I have been responsible for very creative and enjoyable Curriculum Development, including the use of multimedia:

For example, highly recognized work for a 2011 ESL / media studies combination project, where I was contracted to a private girls high school.

The project I organized was a treatment on the theme of the The Four Seasons, combining prose written by the students.

The final result can be found on YouTube at -
http://www.youtube.com/user/talktomebiz
A stereo AUDIO ONLY mp3 version can also be downloaded.

  Right Picture:
  Special projects
  work at the
  private girls
  school (2011).
  I am pictured
  on the left.
 

Teaching Programmes/Plans

I regularly design Teaching Programmes/Plans for classes, courses and for private
(1-to-1) clients:

- BEC Speaking Test Preparation (2015) html page
- Assessment Plan/Feedback for Dubbing Competition (2015) pdf doc
- Syllabus for NYIT-Nanjing Radio-101 Course (2014) pdf doc
- IELTS Speaking Test Preparation (video) (2014) html page
- Intensive Summer-School Speaking/Listening Programme (2013) html page
- Case study from above Summer-School Speaking/Listening Programme (2013) html page
- Survival English Programme (2008-2012) pdf doc
- Training Programme (Sample from 2011) pdf doc
- Consultancy Programme (Sample from 2010) pdf doc
- Tutoring Programme (Sample from 2009) pdf doc

  Right Picture:
  Late November 2006... I had recently
  arrived in Taiwan, after teaching for
  six months in South Korea.

  A picture taken in June 2014, dressed
  in my NYIT-Nanjing Professor's gown,
  is here.

Handouts

I constantly prepare Handouts, either custom-made - or carefully reformatted from news stories (for news conversation class):

Custom-Made Handouts - html directory of 10 pdf docs
(Note: Custom-Made handouts are usually about English Usage. Most of them, I have prepared myself, or contributed to)

News Conversation Class - html directory of 56 pdf docs
(Covering a variety of subjects, but a special focus on medical issues)

  Right Picture:
  My PhD (medical) students, doing
  residencies in Australia.

  I am very pleased with my three
  year history (mainly from 2008
  to 2010) tutoring/teaching
  nurses completing PhD studies.

  Learning a lot about the medical
  field has brought much pleasure   to my life.
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Professional Development

Despite the fact that for six years, Taiwan did not offer any of the 'official' teacher training courses, I had always been involved in Professional Development opportunities.
These range from on-the-job vocational training, to extensive class observation (ie. observing the work of recognized teachers/specialized trainers) and case studies
(html webpage)

Above all else, I have kept up-to-date with many of the changes within the ESL profession, and have also had my articles about teaching published (in magazines and online) -
www.glenclifford.com/writing/ONLINE-LANGUAGE/w7091280.html
Lastly, a multitude of standard ESL training materials have been read - html list.

  Right Picture:
  Investigating 'Online'
  and 'Mixed-Mode' language
  learning in Taipei's media