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Charles (Kip) Boahn

English Language Teaching in Austria & Germany (Presence Based + Online), E-Learning Development, Intensive Workshops/Seminars, Translation/Website Text Editing

NOW SEEKING

Currently available for in-house company training and/or intensive seminars and workshops in both Austria and Germany as well as online lessons, translations and e-learning related project work.  Please send any inquiries or offers to: kboahn@gmail.com. References available on request. *Last Update: 21 July 2017

Work History

CURRENT: Freelance English Teacher (In-House & Online Language Instruction - EFL/ESL)

Self-Employed
Aug 2001PRESENT

Offer in-house training on a freelance basis throughout Austria and Germany for a wide variety of employers, facilitate and maintain e-learning projects, provide online and in-person English language coaching/tutoring. Time provided, I assist with translation work. 

ONGOING: e-lEARNING DEVELOPER IN VIRTUAL WORLDS

VIRTLANTIS (Online)
Jan 2006Present

Language Learning and Teaching in Virtual Worlds

Exploration of Numerous Virtual World Learning Environments

Organization of Various Types of Free (Open and Closed Format) Experimental Language Learning Activities, Creation of Language Learning Groups & Communities (see VIRTLANTIS.com)

Co-creation and Administration of the VIRTLANTIS Virtual World Environment (Immersive 3D Simulator)

Teaching of Several Long-term EFL/ESL Classes/Activities

Promotion of Language Appreciation and Intercultural Awareness

Facilitation of Several Virtual World Language Learning Projects for Universities

Provided Support to Numerous College Graduates & Professors (thesis, course & research related)

Assisted With The Integration of the Claroline Learning Management System and Second Life®

Experience with OpenSim based virtual worlds, e.g. Avination, OS Grid, etc.

Promotion of Virtual World Language Learning/Teaching

Continual Provision of Support, Resources, Demos and Q&A to Language Teachers/Learners

Participation in Multiple Conferences and Discussions on the Subject of Virtual World Language Learning

Promoted Virtual World Language Learning via a Multitude of Social Networks

Creation and Maintenance of Forums, Blogs and Websites for Community and Language Learning

English Teacher/Manager (Presence-Based & Online) | Webmaster | IT Support

Oxford School for English (Germany)
Jan 20012009

School Expansion & Transition Support

Assisted with Move to New Premises

Co-designed New Course Formats & Classroom Layouts

Recruited Teachers and Provided Relocation Support (airport pick-up, apartment finding, city and school orientation, work permit acquisition, etc.)

Prepared & Equipped School Office & Teacher Resource Room

Expanded, Upgraded and Maintained School Computer Lab

Helped with Miscellaneous Administrative Errands

Liaison Between Teaching Staff and School Management

Course Planning and Development

Learning Content Selection and Creation

Lesson Quality Assurance

Allocation of Teachers to Clients

Development of New Course Formats and Teaching Methods

Recruitment and Training of Teaching Staff

Provision of Ongoing Support to Administrators and Teachers

Incorporation of E-Learning and New Media

Encouraged Active Use of Learning Technologies (in and outside of the classroom)

Trained Teachers to Make Use of New Teaching Tools

Expanded and Developed School's Online Instruction Program

Initiated and Pioneered a Virtual World Language Learning Community (see VIRTLANTIS entry above)

Website Maintenance and Development

Continual Development and Updating of School Websites and Social Media Sites

Content and Layout Optimization

Translation, Text Editing and Proofreading for School and Clients

Technical and Business English

Pharmaceutical and Medical English

IT and Computer English

Websites and Marketing Materials

Product Descriptions and Handbooks

Terms and Conditions, Contracts, Disclaimers

Student Texts, Summaries, Essays, Presentations and Reports

Business Correspondence, etc.

Presence Based and Distance Teaching

Lessons: 1:1, Small Groups (2-8) and Large Groups (up to 25)

Intensive Workshops and Seminars

Exam Preparation:

 Geprüfte(r) Fremdsprachenkorrespondent(in) - IHK Stuttgart

    London Chamber of Commerce Exams (LCCIEB)

    Cambridge Exams

    TOEIC, IELTS

Individual Coaching for Special Purposes

Needs Analysis and Level Assessment

Progress Checks and Feedback Collection

Supplementary Use of Internet Technologies

Continual Online Support 

English Instruction and/or Assistance for Educational Institutes, Universities, Educators/Professors, etc.

  • Adam Mickiewicz University School Of English, Poland (VWLL)
  • BBG (Berufsbildungsgesellschaft) - 3 locations: Göppingen, Nürtingen, Kirchheim* (Germany)
  • !Biku St. Pölten (Austria)
  • Biola University, USA (VWLL)
  • BizTalk (Austria)
  • Carl Duisberg Centrum für Fremdsprachen* (Germany)
  • Deutsche Angestellten-Akademie (Germany)
  • Fresenius Medical Care Adsorber Tec GmbH
  • EU - Interreg (Austria-Czech Republic)
  • GFN Stuttgart (Germany)
  • GFN München (Germany)
  • Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands (VWLL)
  • Kunstuniversität Linz (Austria)
  • Multikultikreaktiv - English Camp (Czech Republic)
  • Private Neue Mittelschule Zwettl (Austria)
  • Rathaus St. Pölten (Austria)
  • Schülerhilfe (Austria)
  • Steinbeis Transferzentrum (Germany)
  • Universitat de Valencia, Spain (VWLL)
  • VIRTLANTIS (Virtual World Language Learning Platform Development)

    *VWLL = Virtual World Language Learning

In-Company Teaching Experience

  • ADIC Germany GmbH* (Germany)
  • Allgaier Werke GmbH* (Germany)
  • Carl Stahl* (Germany)
  • CL Fusion (Austria)
  • EMAG Group (Germany)
  • Ex-Cell-o GmbH - Now: MAG (Germany)
  • Deutsche Bank (Germany)
  • Dobner Metalldeckensysteme (Germany)
  • Fressnapf (Austria)
  • Gelita AG (Germany)
  • Heldele GmbH (Germany)
  • Herp Ingenieure GmbH & Co.KG (Germany)
  • Hinterkopf Maschinenbau GmbH (Germany)
  • Hotel Garni Donauhof (Austria)
  • Kaindl Flooring GmbH (Austria)
  • Klenk & Meder (Austria)
  • Lackfabrik Dr. Schmid GmbH & Co.KG* (Germany)
  • RATH Krummnußbaum (Austria)
  • Saxonia-Franke GmbH & Co.KG* (Germany)
  • ShowFly (Austria)
  • Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co.KG (Germany)
  • Spindelfabrik Süßen* (Germany)
  • T-Systems CSM GmbH (Germany)
  • UTi Deutschland GmbH* (Germany)
  • Wackler GmbH Spedition u. Logistik* (Germany)
  • Zeller & Gmelin GmbH & Co KG* (Germany)
  • Zinser ZNL Saurer GmbH & Co. KG - Now: Oerlikon Schlafhorst (Germany)
  • Zuschmann Schöfmann Wein (Austria)

Online Company Teaching Experience

  • Ostheimer Spielzeuge (Online - Germany)
  • Prudential Real Estate Investors (Online - Japan) 
  • Schweizer Group KG (Online - Germany)
  • Spirax-Sarco Steam Solutions (Online - Japan)
  • TeamViewer (Online - Germany)
  • Teacher Training & Development (Online - Germany)

* = Course duration was several years - often with multiple simultaneous courses.

Additional Relevant Experience

In-Class Smart Board Use (+ various other learning technologies - hardware & software)

International Programs Assistant / Residence Hall Manager

Wenatchee Valley College (USA)
Aug 1999Jun 2001

Residence Hall Management

Managed College's International Resident Dormitory

Registration and Administration of All Student Residents

Installed and Maintained Dorm's First Computer Lab

Significantly Enhanced Look and Feel of Dorm Interior - Created a More Optimal Living/Learning Environment

Helped to Resolve Resident Conflicts and Difficulties

Maintained All Dormitory Facilities

Cultural Exchange Program

Facilitated and Carried Out Cultural and Recreational Activities for Visiting Students from Japan (e.g. city visits, cultural outings, campus tours, whitewater rafting, hiking, shopping, etc.)

Liaison Between Visiting Students & International Programs Department

Constant Coordination with Head of International Programs

International Dormitory Room Allocation, Check-in & Preparation

VISTA Coordinator

AmeriCorps (USA)
Sep 1998Aug 1999

Community Liaison and Development

Primary Community Support Liaison Between K-12 School, Community and Team of Volunteers

Helped Initiate and Organize Several Community Clean-up and Enhancement Projects

Participated in Various Community Outreach Programs

Attended Several Methodology and Skills Development Seminars

Literacy, Reading and Learning Skills Improvement

Worked 1:1 with Students to Improve Overall Literacy

Assisted Classroom Teachers with Curriculum

Organized and Participated in After-School Learning Activities, e.g. Homework Support and Crafts

Offered Several After-School Recreational Activities, e.g. Soccer and Basketball

Provided Mentoring to At-Risk Kids 

Recruited Additional Volunteers and Raised Funds

Education

*Academic Year Abroad (High School)

College de la Noue (France)
Aug 1991Sep 1992

Focus: French Language & Culture

Skills

English Language Teaching
Business English
Technical English
E-Learning
Virtual World Learning
Virtual World Development
Community Building
Website Development

References

References are available on request.

Travel Experience

Austria*, Belgium, Czech Republic*, England, France*, Germany*, Italy, Netherlands*, Spain, Switzerland, The Caribbean, USA*

* = Have lived in these countries for extended periods of time.

Interests

Active Lifelong Learning, Foreign Language Learning/Teaching, Internet Learning Technologies, E-Learning, Mobile Learning, Intercultural Awareness and Understanding, Social Networks, Virtual Worlds, Computer Repair and Troubleshooting, Web Design, Community Building, Videography & Machinima, etc. 

Language Skills

English: Native Fluency

German: Near-Native Fluency

French: Advanced Fluency

Spanish: Beginner Level

Dutch: Beginner Level