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Penelope Jane Mosavian BA (Hons) MSc, FHEA, QTLS

Director of Studies/Teaching Fellow and Learning Technologist


Dedication, focus and innovation in Global Educational Leadership & Management

Excellence in Course Design, Implementation and Quality

Expertise in Language Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Commissioned Exam Materials Writer & Online Examiner

Teacher Training and Professional Development

Educational Consultant and Project Manager

Work History

Aug 2010Present

Director of Studies/Teaching Fellow

Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick
  • Teaching Fellow - comprehensive range of duties on Short Courses, Presessional English,  and Insessional English support as required.
  • Director of Studies - responsible for development of range of pedagogic activities - bespoke syllabus design, lesson planning, timetabling and staffing -  Short Course Unit and Warwick Pre-Sessional.  Organising social/cultural activities
  • Lead on Presessional Teaching Observation - management of observation team, standardization of observation activities, staff appraisal and feedback, follow up and organising CPD
  • Specialist training of overseas teachers/examiners
  • Support colleagues with ILT - Moodle/Mahara, plus training and supporting colleagues  in use of a wide range of technology tools to enhance teaching & learning
  • Research team member - British council project "Investigating video and on screen capture tools for  teaching"
  • Teacher Training Consultancy - Overseas travel on behalf of Short Course Unit
  • Trainer: Centre for Global Engagement-Internationalization at Home Programme.

Exam Item Writer

Trinity College London

Commissioned materials writer for Integrated Skills Exams (ISE all levels)

Jun 2014present

IELTS Examiner

British Council/UKVI/International House

Examiner for Speaking and Writing Tests

Sep 2012present

Online Examiner

British Council

Aptis Global English Language Testing - Online & Examiner

Jun 2009Apr 2013

Lecturer/Director of Studies

City College, Coventry
  • Course Organiser - Summer School/Lecturer - International Workshops
  • Lecturer - International Foundation Programme (Business Pathway -Academic English/IELTS)
  • IELTS examiner & marker
  • Lecturer in Spanish - Course design, delivery, evaluation- ABC Awards
Sep 2010Apr 2012


FoundationonCampus, Coventry
  • Lecturer/Examiner/Personal Tutor
  • Teacher and Course Developer - International Foundation Programme
  • Senior Member of Exam Writing Team
  • Syllabus Design  and Materials writing - Masters Qualifying Programme
Sep 1996Jun 2010


Britannia School, Tenerife
  • Strategic School Leadership and Management
  • Implemented instructional strategies and assessment tools for inclusive practice/raising standards/increased student recruitment & retention.
  • Management of Finance and External Relations
  • Responsible for Human Resource and Relations Management
  • Pioneered educational policy, including short, medium and long term planning
  • Established Community and Stakeholder Liaison policy, including Fund Raising initiatives
  • Initiated Programme of Professional Development of Staff, Teacher Training and Performance Management initiatives
  • Created Subject Focus and Improvement Teams developing skill, positive attitude, work ethic and teamwork
  • Taught English, English Literature and Spanish at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and 5
  • Designed, planned, delivered and assessed EFL courses, including IELTS
  • Assessed and marked Subject Coursework in English and Spanish
  • Responsible for Exam Board Liaison, including inspection (UCLES, Edexcel, City and Guilds, and British Council)
  • UCAS Advisor
Jul 1995Jul 1996

National Project Manager

Baby Lifeline
  • Coordinated internal resources/third parties in the  execution of national fund raising projects.
  • Ensured that all the charity's projects were delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Defined project scope and objectives, liaising with  all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility.
  • Built/lead project teams with field fundraisers
  • Ensured resource availability and allocation.
  • Development of fund raising project plans and monitored /tracked progress
  • Lead and managed changes to the project scope as required, including, project schedule/costs.
  • Devised and implemented new project performance tools
  • Successfully managed client and stakeholder relationships
  • Carried out risk assessment where applicable
  • Created and maintain comprehensive project documentation
Nov 1990Jul 1995

Education Officer/Local Secretary for University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate

British Embassy, Tehran, Iran
  • Managed educational programmes during normalization of Anglo/Iranian relations
  • Revitalised and reinstated English Language programmes of University of Cambridge, including TESOL, IELTSand courses for the full Cambridge ESOL range of qualifications.
  • Facilitated the reintroduction of TOEFL programme in conjunction with Canadian/Australian embassies
  • Researched and established a recruitment programme for examiners, and co-ordination of examination teams, including standardization activities.
  • Visited institutes nationally to implement programmes of study, and advised on staff training
  • Designed and implemented English Teaching programmes
  • Appointed Local Secretary for the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate with nationwide responsibility for Examinations and Assessment, including exam security.


Jan 2016Jun 2016

Society for Education & Training

Online Professional Deveopment


Jan 2012Dec 2014


City College, Coventry

Diploma for Teaching in Lifelong Learning  Sector 

Sep 2010Sep 2013

BA Hons  Modern Language Studies - Spanish/French

Open University

Awarded 2:1 (Hons)

Sep 2010Sep 2011


University of Sheffield
  • Awarded with Merit

International Diploma for Teaching and Training

Cambridge Assessment

 Master Trainer Accreditation - Cambridge International Certificate and Diploma for Teachers and Trainers


Advanced Diploma in Educational Management

Joint Examining Board

Awarded with Distinction

Oct 2006Oct 2008

MSc Educational Leadership

University of Leicester
  • Key Themes: Leading, Learning and Change
  • Dissertation: Action Research - Strategies for Raising Achievement in a British School Overseas
Sep 1984July 1985


Trinity College, Longon

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Professional Memberships

Fellow- Higher Education Academy                                                                University of Warwick Teaching Fellows Forum

Associate - Association of Learning Technologists                                    University of Warwick Technology Enhanced                                                                                                                                                        Learning Forum

Member - IATEFL                                                                                                     University of Warwick Moodle Users Forum

Member - Society for Education and Training                                             Cambridge English Teacher

Institutional Membership of BALEAP                                                              Member of Warwick International Higher Education                                                                                                                                          Academy

 Member - Learning Technologies in EAP Online                                                                                                                                                  Forum


Farsi (Persian)
Fluent speaker
Confident in all aspects of this language
Fluent and confident in all aspects of this language


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