David Burke

David Burke

Summary

* Bachelor of General Studies (Arts & Science) - Athabasca University, Canada.

* Diploma in General Studies (Humanities) - Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

* TEFL Certificate - Atlantic Overseas Teaching Institute, Canada.

* ESL/EFL Professional Development Certificate - Yonok-Baylor-Babson, Thailand - USA.

* CULI ESL/EFL Professional Development Certificate - Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. 

* 13 years of professional English / ESL teaching experience in Thailand and Canada.

* Experience teaching Saudi, UAE, and Kuwaiti prep year university students in Canada.

* Extensive experience teaching L2 learners at all levels and multiple subjects.

* Current and up to date knowledge of ESL teaching methodologies and technologies.

* Research conducted on Reflective Communication Strategies in Cognitive Language Acquisition.

* Extensive professional development seminar, conference and workshop attendance.

* Excellent interpersonal skills that allow for congenial coordination of duties and assignments.

* Culturally sensitive, aware and respectful of other people’s traditions and values.

* Dedicated professional work ethic with strong support for administration’s objectives.

* Strong organizational skills requiring little supervision.

* Extensive experience coordinating and developing specialty programs and projects with authorities.

* Solid classroom management ability with proven record of achievement.

* Trilingual language speaker – English/French/Thai.

* International Driver's License

Work History

Work History

Preparatory Year English Teacher

Lampang College of Commerce and Technology

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Taught basic foundation English four skills to prep year students

- Curriculum and syllabus development

- Student evaluations (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

- Exam preparation and student evaluations

- Public relations appearances

- Extracurricular activities co-ordination and participation

Reference: Available upon request

English Teacher

Yonok College

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Implementation of Thai Ministry of Higher Education curricula

- Taught undergraduate program and graduate MBA progam

- Curriculum and syllabus development

- Research projects on ESL language acquisition methodologies

- Student evaluations (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

- Exam preparation and student evaluations

- Public relations appearances

- Extracurricular activities co-ordination and participation

Reference: Available upon request

English Teacher

Lampang Rajabhat University

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Implementation of Thai Ministry of Higher Education curricula

- Curriculum and syllabus development

- Research projects on ESL language acquisition methodologies

- Student evaluations (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

- Exam preparation and student evaluations

- Public relations appearances

- Extracurricular activities co-ordination and participation

Reference: Available upon request

English Curriculum and Syllabus Developer

Self-Employed

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Developed curricula for various ESP programs (Business, Medical, Lawyers, etc.)

- Developed specialized syllabus materials for schools, companies, and various clients 

- Wrote needs assessments for English programs

- Created uniform standardized student competency examinations

- Designed English activity resource rooms for schools

- Researched ESL materials and made recommendations to schools  

Reference: Self-employed

Partner/Program Developer/English Teacher

IQ-UP Language Institute

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Academic curriculum adviser and specialty programs coordinator

- Curriculum and syllabus development

- Student evaluations (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

- Exam preparation and student evaluations

- Public relations appearances

- Extracurricular activities co-ordination and participation

- Marketing program coordination and planning

- Teacher training and skills assessment

- Recruitment and hiring of foreign teaching personnel

IQ-UP Reference: Mr. Sukrit Chunlaphan  (Partner)

Tel: +6624027100  Email: s_aun@msn.com  /  csukrit@gmail.com

English Teacher / International Cultural Liaison Officer

Rajamangala University

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Implementation of Thai Ministry of Higher Education curricula

- Curriculum and syllabus development

- Research projects on ESL language acquisition methodologies

- Student evaluations (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

- Exam preparation and student evaluations

- Public relations appearances

- Extracurricular activities co-ordination and participation

RMUTSV Reference: Available upon request

English Teacher (Part-time Substitute and Specialty Programs)

Tapee College

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Acted as substitute ESL English teacher

- Taught specialty programs

- Edited various thesis proposals from staff

- Developed curriculum and syllabus

- Student evaluations (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

- Exam preparation and student evaluations

Tapee College Reference: Mrs. Phatcharin Pheutphon  (Lead Instructor - English Department)

Tel: +66869405559   Email: phatcharin@tapee.ac.th

Director of Enriched English Program

Kanchanapisek King of Thailand Special Project School

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Development and implementation of EEP curriculum, syllabus and facilities

- Designed and developed International English Activity Center

- Management of foreign teaching staff

- Student evaluations (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

- Exam preparation and student evaluations

- Public relations and media appearances

- Extracurricular activities co-ordination and participation

Kanchanapisek References: Mr. Ongtarnlert Panonwan (Director of English Department)

Tel:+66869462924   Email: kanchanabird@gmail.com

English Teacher / Specialty Programs Coordinator

Suratthani Rajabaht University

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Development and implementation of Provincial Governor’s Office English Training Courses

- Personal private English teacher for Suratthani Provincial Governor Vinai Buapradit

- Taught undergraduate program and graduate MBA progam

- Curriculum and syllabus development

- Research projects on ESL language acquisition methodologies

- Student evaluations (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

- Exam preparation and student evaluations

- Public relations appearances

- Extracurricular activities co-ordination and participation

SRU Reference: Ms. Lomeda Montgomery (Faculty of Education)

Tel: +66806486812   Email: lomedamont@yahoo.com

English Teacher

Tutor ABC

Responsibilities / Achievements

- Taught adult L2 learners English conversation, grammar, pronunciation, and reading

- Provided individual students assessments immediately after each lesson

- Delivered lessons online using virtual classroom technology

- Created PowerPoint lessons focusing on Everyday English Conversation

Tutor ABC Reference: Mr. Robert J Schulenburg  (Director of Global Teaching Resources)

Tel: +886422610126  ext 204/301 

Education

Education

Membership # 004297

Thailand TESOL

I am a member in good standing in Thailand TESOL, the country's best recognized professional ESL organization.

Membership # TH246

Asia TEFL

I am a member in good standing in Asia TEFL, one of the regions best recognized professional ESL organizations.

ESL/EFL Professional Development Certificate

Yonok-Baylor-Babson

Professional development seminars and workshops focusing on ESL teaching methodologies with established ESL trainers from Howard University in Washington, DC, USA. This program was conducted on an ongoing basis over a three month period consisting of 120 hours of professional development training.

"Innovations and Implementations in English Language Teaching" Certificate

Chulalongkorn University Language Institute

Professional development seminars and workshops focusing on ESL teaching methodologies with established ESL industry keynote speakers and trainers. Event hosted by Chulalongkorn University, Thailand's world renowned top educational institution.

TEFL Certificate

Atlantic Overseas Teaching Institute

Eastern Canada's longest running and most renowned ESL teacher training institute.

Diploma in General Studies

Thompson Rivers University

A progressive and leading Canadian university with extensive academic programs and educational resources.

Bachelor of General Studies

Athabasca University

One of Canada's best recognized universities, Athabasca University is acclaimed for its numerous awards for innovative academic programs.