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JEAN-CLAUDE AURA Dubai, UAE Tel. 00971-50-7270287 Email: aurajcm@yahoo.com

Résumé A team-spirited, student-centered adept with extensive knowledge of educational technology. Creative, team spirited, resilient. Strong conceptual and organizational skills. CORE PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS Online teaching (Learning Management Systems)

Meeting deadlines

Syllabus adaptation / adjustment / modification

Rapid subsidence of students’ weak points

Remarkable liaising skills

Stress-free learning environment

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HCT (Higher Colleges of Technlogy) English Language Teacher (full time)

Abu Dhabi/Sharjah, UAE

2010 to present

Teaching English to students in the Foundations program. Technology is at the core of the learning process, and students use BB9 to access material as well as to post assignments. The iPad is an essential medium of delivery and communication.

IAT (Institute of Applied Technology) English Language Teacher (full time)

Dubai, UAE

2007 - 2010

Taught 10th and 11th graders. Most of the learning was project-based and relied heavily on teamwork. Individual performance was assessed upon participation and completion of homework, classwork, and exams. Students learned in a technology-integrated environment with laptops and Internet access.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued) AL ITTIHAD PRIVATE SCHOOL English Language Teacher (full time)

Dubai, UAE

2005 - 2007

Taught grades 10 and 11. The curriculum was literature based (Elements of Literature, Holt, British edition). Students took 7 to 8 periods of English a week, one of which was set for library work and independent research. In conjunction with Elements of Literature, the North Star iBT series was used to prepare students for the iBT exam.

BERLITZ LANGUAGE CENTER English Language Teacher (part time)

Sharjah, UAE

2005 - 2008

Taught all special courses outside the Berlitz official program, such as TOEFL (PBT/CBT and iBT), IELTS, academic writing, business writing, and school-tailored programs. Classes were mainly on a one-to-one basis for a more efficient learning output. Conducted a business writing workshop in November 2006; the group consisted of 10 staff members from different departments, branches, and levels from the Islamic Bank.

KINGDOM SCHOOLS English Language Teacher (full time)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2003 – 2005

Taught English to 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Most of the teaching incorporated high-tech equipment since the school was well renowned for its media center and language laboratory. Lessons were mainly PowerPoint presentations for a better learning impact and output. Research was conducted in the language laboratory for yearly projects. Was also active member of the Curriculum Adoption Committee in charge of the scope and sequence for the 2004 - 2005 curriculum.

UNITED NATIONS English Language Teacher (part time)

UNIFIL, Lebanon

2002 - 2003

Taught writing, note-taking, and interpersonal skills to the civilian personnel. Divided the staff into four groups, Beginners, False Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. Prepared staff for the English Language Proficiency Exam. Conducted mock interviews.  Optimized students’ use of the dictionary for pronunciation purposes  Attained an 80% success with the students who sat the Language Proficiency Exam in January 2003 Jean-Claude Aura Page three of four


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued) SAGESSE TECHNICAL COLLEGE English Language Teacher (full time)

Lebanon

1999 - 2003

Devised and adapted the English program for Technical Baccalaureate students in the field of accounting. Conceived an English language course for Superior Technical students in the field of Hotel Management.  Eliminated language obstacles between the students and the American Chef at the college. restaurant  Increased students’ job opportunities in hotels and restaurants.

AMERICAN LEBANESE LANGUAGE CENTER English language Teacher (part time)

Lebanon

1999 - 2002

Liaised with British, American, and Australian English language teachers. Attended several teachertraining workshops organized by certified British professionals. Taught general English, public speaking, and writing skills to adults at the Intermediate and Advanced levels. GREATER BEIRUT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL English Language Teacher (full time)

Lebanon

1998 - 1999

Taught reading and writing skills to thirteen-year olds at the Intermediate level. Was assigned class titular. Orchestrated inter/extracurricular activities (chapel, sports, field trips).

LOUISE WEGMANN English Language Teacher (part time)

Lebanon

1997 - 1998

Was appointed tutor by my teacher at the Lebanese American University, for her ten-year-old hyperactive son, to serve as a male role model.  The boy’s reading skills improved dramatically – better pronunciation, appropriate pausing, satisfactory comprehension skills  Instilled a sense of responsibility in the boy / Improved his relationships with his peers

BADARO SCHOOL OF ENGLISH English Language Teacher (part time)

Lebanon

1990 - 1998

Incorporated the Blueprint series into the curriculum. Prepared students for the TOEFL, FCE, IELTS, CAE and CPE exams. Maintained personal contact with the British Council.

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EDUCATION Michigan State University, Michigan, USA Master’s in Educational Technology (MAET) University of Cambridge, England Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

August 2011

September 2001

Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon Graduate diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

1994 - 1996

Saint Joseph University, Lebanon B.S. in Telecommunications

1989 - 1992

Notes 1. Became IELTS speaking and writing examiner in April 2008. 2. Attended an iBT workshop in 2006.

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