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Susan Britton Ma

Coordinater Technical English Qatar Aeronautical College


A motivated and committed ESL expert with MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL and over 12 year experience in teaching, management and teacher training. IELTS speaking and writing examiner.

Work experience

Dec 2014Present

Technical English Coordinator

Qatar Aeronautical College
  • Managing teachers and students for the Technical English Department
  • Ensuring and maintaining a high quality of teaching
  • Creating and developing curriculums, progress tests and exams
  • Developing relationships between students, teachers and management
  • Working with individual students who have learning differences
  • Presented at Qatar Tesol
May 2012Dec 2014

English Teacher

Qatar Aeronautical College
  • Supporting students in the development of the skills and language required for the IELTS exam.
  • Creating, developing and delivering research based business writing courses for Airport Operation Management students.
  • Designing and presenting personal development workshops for colleagues including: ‘Gamification in the ESL classroom’, ‘Increasing interactivity by using remote response systems’, ‘E-portfolios’ and ‘Student Assessment’.
Oct 2013Nov 2013

Teacher Trainer, Erbil, Kurdistan

Garnet Press

Developed and delivered interactive training sessions to introduce teachers of English in Iraq to the concept and practice of task based language learning.

Sep 2010May 2012

English for Security Instructor

Qatar Petroleum Security Training Centre, Doha, Qatar 
  • Delivered classes following an ‘English for Security’ programme, using a student centred, communicative approach with a focus on skill development and autonomous learning.
  • Designed materials and developed curriculum, maintained student records, created and implemented methods of formal and informal assessment

May 2006Sep 2010


Elite Ingles. Gandia, Valencia, Espana

The establishment and management of Elite Ingles Academy required: the creation and development of products and publicity to target the language needs of the local people; the interviewing, selection, support and mentoring of staff; the hosting of regular meetings with parents, and consultations with potential clients; the assessment and placement of new students and the continued analysis of student needs; the sourcing, development and review of teaching materials; needs based curriculum design; the creation of teaching timetables, schemes of work and exam schedules; the preparation of students for international examinations and the maintenance of accurate student records and reports; the creation of an English/Spanish Social Club to provide learners with real-life communication opportunities in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Jan 2009Aug 2009

English Teacher

King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Prepared students to study in English at university level, increasing student learning autonomy through the development of study skills.
  • Provided extensive student training for IELTS and Cambridge ESL exams.
  • Received training in state of the art teaching equipment such as interactive white boards, Epodiums, and Macmillian English Campus virtual classroom.
  • Assessed students by implementing the university’s assessment procedure which included a system of examinations combined with continuous assessment activities.
  • Participated in the rigorous exam marking procedures and as a Cambridge oral examiner examined for KET, PET, FCE and IELTS.
  • Maintained student attendance and progress records.
  • Worked as part of a team on syllabus development, schemes of work, exam writing and evaluation projects.
  • Held workshops for colleagues as part of the personal development program and trained fellow teachers to conduct KSU speaking exams.
  • The university operated a teacher monitoring scheme which included teacher observations on a scheduled, as well as impromptu, basis.
Feb 2009Aug 2009

English Teacher

quality was ensured through an observation program and an ‘open door’ approach. Carried out formal and informal student assessments and maintained records of progress, held one to one tutorials with students to discuss their personal learning experiences and needs.

Jul 2004Apr 2006

Director of Studies

The English Academy, Gandia, Valencia, Espana

Taught students with levels from beginner to advanced, and ages, six to adult, including government funded commerce and business courses. Provided support to teaching staff and mentored new teachers. Chaired meetings with teachers and provided feedback to the Director. Interviewed, level tested and placed new students, analysed individual study needs and met with parents to discuss student progress. Designed and coordinated curriculums, sourced and evaluated course books and teaching materials. Created exams and a range of target-lead assessments, resolved timetabling issues.

Jun 2003Jun 2004

English Teacher

In addition to teaching, I was responsible for selecting and sourcing course books and other resources, lesson planning and teaching, maintenance of student records and end of semester reports for students of various ages and levels. In addition I gained invaluable and instrumental experience of the language learning process as a student on a three month intensive course in Spanish!

Oct 2002Jun 2003

English Teacher

Taught English to students of all ages and levels, provided demonstration lessons and assisted in trainee observations on Trinity TESOL teacher training programs.

Jul 2000Oct 2001

Post Graduate Award Organiser

University of the West of England

As the focal point for all postgraduate students and prospective postgraduate students within the faculty of the Built Environment this role required efficient and effective response to all enquiries, the processing of all applications and the resolution of student queries and problems. Further duties included the taking of minutes at meetings with various university committees and the development of working systems and processes. The post required extensive knowledge of a variety of computer packages and the ability to build good working relationships with academic staff, students and administrative staff. The University provided training on the in-house computer system as well courses in database creation and advanced Excel.


Sep 2012Jun 2104

MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

The University of Leicester
Sep 2014Feb 2015

Post Graduate Diploma in Teacher Training - Level 6

London Teacher Training College
Apr 2009Jun 2009

DELTA Module 1

British Council, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Oct 2001Nov 2001

Trinity TESOL Certificate

University of the West of England
Oct 1997Jun 2000

BA Politics and Environmental Issues

University of the West of England