Charles (Kip) Boahn

Charles (Kip) Boahn

English Language Teaching, E-Learning, Intercultural communication, intensive courses, lifelong learning, Immersive learning environmentS

  • Zwettl, Austria

NOW SEEKING

Currently available for in-house company training and/or intensive seminars/workshops in both Austria and Germany as well as online lessons and e-learning related project work.  Please send any inquiries or offers to: kboahn@gmail.com - *Last Update: 24 Feb. 2016

Work History

Work History

CURRENT: Owner & English Language Instructor

OXFORD SCHOOL FOR ENGLISH (Austria)
Mar 2015 - Present

Owner of the Oxford School for English (Austria: Krems & Zwettl). Offer and facilitate a variety of English language learning opportunities including online and offline courses/lessons - for students and teachers at the secondary and tertiary level, business professionals, hobby/lifelong learners, etc.

CURRENT: Nachhilfetrainer (Englisch)

Schülerhilfe Zwettl/Krems
Feb 2016 - Present

Tutor groups of pupils/students from various schools in English - with particular focus on individual academic needs and grade/mark improvement as well as boosting/maintaining overall interest in learning. 

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

Self-Employed

Offer in-house training on a freelance basis throughout Austria and Germany, facilitate and carry out a variety of e-learning projects , and provide online and in-person language learning and culture-focused instruction.

ONGOING: Virtual World Language Learning - Community Developer | Lifelong Learning/Intercultural Understanding Facilitator

VIRTLANTIS (Online)
Jan 2006 - Present

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 2001 - Present

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 

EFL Instruction and/or Assistance at/for Educational Institutes, Universities, 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)

Carl Duisberg Centrum für Fremdsprachen* (Germany)

Deutsche Angestellten-Akademie (Germany)

GFN Stuttgart (Germany)

GFN München (Germany)

Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands (VWLL)

Kunstuniversität Linz (Austria)

Multikultikreaktiv (Czech Republic/Austria)

Private Neue Mittelschule Zwettl (Austria)

Rathaus St. Pölten (Austria)

Universitat de Valencia, Spain (VWLL)

VIRTLANTIS (Virtual World Language Learning Platform Development)

Zuschmann Schöfmann Wein
*VWLL = Virtual World Language Learning

In-Company Teaching Experience

Allgaier Werke GmbH* (Germany)

Carl Stahl* (Germany)

EMAG Group (Germany)

Ex-Cell-o GmbH - Now: MAG (Germany)

ADIC Germany GmbH* (Germany)

Deutsche Bank (Germany)

Dobner Metalldeckensysteme (Germany)

Steinbeis Transferzentrum (Germany)

Gelita AG (Germany)

Heldele GmbH (Germany)

Herp Ingenieure GmbH & Co.KG (Germany)

Hinterkopf Maschinenbau GmbH (Germany)

Kaindl Flooring GmbH (Austria)

Lackfabrik Dr. Schmid GmbH & Co.KG* (Germany)

RATH Krummnußbaum (Austria)

Saxonia-Franke GmbH & Co.KG* (Germany)

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)

Online Company Teaching Experience

Ostheimer Spielzeuge (Online - Germany)

Prudential Real Estate Investors (Online - Japan) 

Schweizer Group KG (Germany)

Spirax-Sarco Steam Solutions (Online - Japan)

Training & Development Consulting (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 1999 - Jun 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 1998 - Aug 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

Education

*Academic Year Abroad (University)

Fachhochschule Worms (Germany)
Aug 1996 - Aug 1997

Focus: German Language & Culture; European Business Management

*Academic Year Abroad (High School)

College de la Noue (France)
Aug 1991 - Sep 1992

Focus: French Language & Culture

Skills

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

References

Written references and contact information are available upon 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, Blended Learning, Social Learning, Intercultural Awareness and Understanding, Digital Storytelling Learning, Content Management Systems, Social Networks, Virtual Worlds, Augmented Reality, Computer Repair and Troubleshooting, Web Design, Community Building, Reading and Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Videography & Machinima, Virtual Art, Music, Walking, Hiking, Biking, Nutrition, Traveling, Family, etc. 

Language Skills

English: Native Fluency

German: Near-Native Fluency

French: Advanced Fluency

Spanish: Beginner Level

Dutch: Beginner Level