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

Director of Studies/Teaching Fellow/Learning Technologist/Freelance Educational Consultant


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

Career History

Aug 2010Present

Director of Studies/Teaching Fellow

Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick
  • Teaching Fellow - Short Courses, Pre-sessional English,  and In-sessional English support 
  • Director of Studies - Project Management - bespoke syllabus design, lesson planning, timetabling and staffing -  Short Course Unit and Warwick Pre-Sessional. 
  • Overseas Projects - Teacher Training Kazakhstan and China
  • Project Lead - Shanghai Jiaotong University Teacher Development Programme 2018
  • Pre-sessional Teaching Observation Lead - management of observation team, standardisation of observation activities, staff appraisal and feedback, follow up and organising CPD
  • 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 - Kazakhstan, Iran and Krygystan
  • Trainer: Centre for Global Engagement-Internationalization at Home Programme.

Academic Director

ECT Language School

Support and advise ECT Directors on all matters regarding teaching, learning and the student experience to develop and maintain the School's reputation for excellence.

Play a lead role overseeing the quality of the academic programmes. 

Actively promote the development and implementation of innovation in teaching, learning and student experience. 


Exam Item Writer

Trinity College London

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

2017 Present

Exam Item Writer


Developing and Writing Exam items for Pearson Test of English - Academic and General

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.




Cambridge English (with NILE, Norwich)
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



Train the Trainer


Developing and Resourcing Teacher training Courses

Understanding professional discourse in Teacher Education

Building Training Plans

Methods and materials in Teacher Training courses

Teacher Motivation

Nov 2016Dec 2016

Power Up: Flipping Your Classrooms


Digital Marketing for Success

RMIT (Online MOOC:Future Learn)

Online Business: Planning for Success

RMIT (Online MOOC:Future Learn)

Cambridge English Teacher

Cambridge English Language Assessment

-Teaching Humans Online

-Grammar for Teachers:Language Awareness

-An Introduction to Blended Learning

-Teaching with Technology: Apps and Social

Dec 2015Dec 2015

Equality & Diversity/Safeguarding

Warwickshire College Group

CPD Training


Postgraduate Award in Technology Enhanced Learning

Higher Education Academy

Post graduate award in embedding Technology in Teaching and Learning


Equality & Diversity for Managers

City College Coventry

CPD in Equality & Diversity 

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


Available on request


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