I designed, delivered and evaluated multi-level English language courses (EFL/ESL, ESP, EAP) at the Faculty of Humanities both as a Senior Lecturer as well as the Deputy Chairperson of the English Dept. Levels ranged from Basic to Advanced labelled as Intensive English, English 1 to 4 and was delivered during the first 2 years of the academic programme.
I led a team of international academics with a variety of experiences to deliver high specification, customised English for Specific Purposes -e.g. English for Engineers, Nurses, Biologists etc. These ESP courses were developed in collaboraton with staff from other disciplines such as Accounting, Business, Engineering, Marketing and Nursing. Although there was a set Course Outline or Scheme of Work for each course, the resources, materials and method of delivery varied according to the chort's level, motivation and interest. In order to help students with special learning needs, I ensured that every tutor had at least 2 hours of non-teaching time/week scheduled for 1-1 sessions.
I prepared, designed and conducted assessments of different types from MCQ to essay types and compiled useful resources for a textbook on Business Letters while in post to help Thai students and tutors alike. I led interactive Staff Development sessions where IT skills, marking and moderating techniques, teaching methodologies were discussed and shared as good practice and made recommendations to Senior Management for awards and promotions.
As a non-thai teaching in Thailand, I was aware of the need to participate in cultural events organised by the University, not only for my own knowledge but also to share my learning with new tutors within my department.
I resigned from this post to join my husband in the UK in 1998.