Hala El Khawanky

Hala El Khawanky

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Project manager

Arabicpod101.com

Responsible for arabicpod101.com. Creating Arabic lessons and pods. Creating video lessons.

Nov 2008 - Present

Arabic translator

Nimbuzz

Arabic Translator.

Dec 2008 - Present

Arabic teacher

European commissionaire office

Arabic teacher.

Jan 1999 - Present

ArabicTutor- Cultural trainer

Freelance

I have been teaching Arabic online and offline for about 12 years now. I have been working for large schools (online and offline) as well as working independently as a freelance private tutoring instructor. I have taught online on Myngle.com, and other. I am working with several diplomatic offices and UN offices as well, plus a small group of firms in Egypt (Amer Group, St.Andrews, the UN, UNIDO, UNDP) ..etc. Currently besides working as a freelance, I am a part time teacher at the Canadian embassy, the Austrian embassy and the Australian embassy.

I have created my own material for teaching diplomats, Cross Culture courses, and crash courses for urgent meetings/ travels through the Arabic world.

Apr 2009 - Present

Teacher trainer

Freelance

- Working with teachers on how to use the technology in Education, how to use social media for teaching and marketing.

- Working with new teachers seeking practical training on becoming successful teachers online and face 2 face.

Aug 2008 - Jan 2013

Education Supervisor

Myngle.com
I joined Myngle in late 2007 as a teacher, then as an education assistant, and later as a language training Coordinator. My work for Myngle was from distance. At that time my tasks included hiring and training teachers, providing assistance to teachers and students as well as general guidance and advice, implementing and development of language courses.

In 2011, I was promoted to be the Education Supervisor and teacher trainer. I have held periodic seminars  dealing with different topics related to Education, Education technology, marketing ....etc.   I have become skilled atmanaging tasks on multiple fronts while working in a team online and from a distance.

As an Education Supervisor, teacher trainer and Technology Consultant my tasks included:

- Recruiting new teachers- Training new teachers to work online, with more focus on Myngle's platform- Teacher – student coordination/feedback,

- Supervising a large group of online tutors.- Writing training manuals.- Conducting performance reviews for teachers to ensure high quality performance.- Arranging and facilitating webinars, workshops, or forums for the teachers.- Technical support.

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

Part time English Teacher

St. Andrews

I taught different groups and large number of students English, at St.Andrews refugees church, to help refugees improve their life chances in Egypt and abroad.

May 2006 - Nov 2009

Teacher, supervisor

Draya- Private school

-Arabic teacher, Standard and Egyptian colloquial teacher.

-Teachers supervisor.

-Monitoring work progress.

-Holding meetings , arranging teaching materials.

-Arranging field trips for students and escorting them.

Education

Education

TEFL certified

Cambridge

Bachelor's degree

Commerce college
Feb 2013 - Present

Leopard

Obtained a diploma in HR Management. The diploma covers various topics like: recruitment and selection, training and development, career planning, Egyptian labor law and other.

Grade: Excellent.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

Lancelot Online School

I attended a three-month professional development course in the methodology, intercultural competence, and technology of teaching a language in virtual classrooms using state-of-the-art synchronous Internet communication tools.

This course enables me to:

·use virtual classroom technology to conduct live online language lessons in the framework of a live online, blended learning scenario.

·adapt my teaching practice to the live online medium.

·understand the implications of intercultural communicative competence in live online environments.

·design course material for the virtual classroom environment.

·use a range of asynchronous tools in support of the learning progress.

Presentations and Publications

-Presenter at 3rd RCELAM 2013 - Malaysia. More details about my presentation can be found here.

-Presenter at Online EDUCA - Germany, 2010. More details about my presentation can be found here. The presentation was titled " Blended Learning- A case study".

-Presenter at Future of Education- Italy, 2011. More details about my presentation can be found here. The presentation was titled " Blended Learning- A case study".

- Presenter at The Round Table conference March 2011. Talking about The New Blended- A case study. Check here for more information. Check the blog post about the session here.

- I joined as a presenter a presentation at the NileTESOL Conference in 2009 in Cairo:  http://niletesol.org . Our presentation was entitled ” Changing the future of language education”. This is the blog post about the presentation.

- Presented a short Arabic lesson in the closing of the conference Virtual Round table, in April 2010- -Created several tailor-made courses for diplomats, researchers and others.

-Created a self study course, podcasts with PDF's. a sample lesson can be found on my profile.