Joycelin Cruz

Joycelin Cruz


BSEd- English, TESOL Certified

13 years teaching experience

Specialized in teaching: General English, Language Arts


I am presently teaching at Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai, China.  Prior to that, I had taught both in academic and non-academic setting in Beijing, China and in the Philippines.  I also acquired training with WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) in the process of accrediting international schools where I was involved in both Professional Development as well as Curriculum Development Team.

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2007 - Present


Raffles Design Institute
  • Presently teaching Academic Research and Communication Skills for students of Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design and Visual Communications Departments
  • Carries out placement testing for enrollees of ESL classes
  • Prepares and executes lesson using multimedia tools
  • Prepares ESL levels 5 and 6 for IELTS examination
  • Have taught ESL levels 1-6
  • Conducted a drama workshop

Course Coordinator                                                                                                                2008-2009

  • Wrote the curriculum for ESL Level 3 and 4
  • Chose the instructional materials for the above English levels
  • Supervised teachers in using the curriculum, new instructional materials and assessment benchmarks
  • Provided supplementary teaching materials and created listening materials for assessment purposes
  • Involved in the ESP (English for Special Purposes) committee.
  • Facilitated ESL teacher-workshops
  • Organized extra-curricular activities
  • Prepared exam papers for the levels above for centralized examination in the four language skills
2005 - 2007

EAL Teacher

The International School of Collaborative Learning

School Programs:  IGSC, MYP, PYP

As the main EAL- Language Arts and Communication Teacher, my duties and achievements were as follows:

  • Selected and prepared instructional materials; aligned EAL curriculum with the standards of Sidwell Friends School of Washington’s
  • Supplied students with ample tasks and exercises that would maximize their independent learning skills in the four language areas
  • Prepared EAL students to participate in BeiMun (Beijing Model United Nations) Conference with students of other international schools 
  • Led extra curricular activities such as NGO Conference and Literary Week
  • Directed the Christmas School Play
  • Conducted after-school activities such as, dancing, painting and Reader’s Theater
  • Provided effective individual student evaluation using a developmental continuum 
  • Accompanied students in immersion trips in a number of cities in China
  • Actively participated in the professional development training
2004 - 2005

EAL Support Teacher

Beijing Zhongguancun International School

School Programs:  IGSC, MYP, PYP

As an ESL (language support) teacher, my duties and achievements were as follows:

  • Incorporated lessons that are connected across the curriculum to prepare students to join the mainstream classes
  • Developed ESL curriculum for summer classes
  • Created instructional materials that promote naturalistic acquisition of the language


1995 - 1998

Bachelor of Secondary Education

Marikina Institute of Science and Technology

Passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)  Professional Regulation Commission, Philippines, 1998


Jan 2013 - Present


American TESOL Institute
Jun 1999 - Present

Musical Theater Summer Course

TRUMPETS, Philippines