Lola Patrick

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Age 61 Gender Female
Lola Patrick
Nationality South-Africa Start Date August 2019
Current Location South-Africa - George Teaching Preference All Ages
Job Type Full Time
Certifications Bachelors or above
Education 1. BA Communications Degree (Honours) with English as one of my majors 2. TEFL Teaching Certificate 140 hours from UK Institute: I-to-I
Teaching Field ESL
Experience I successfully taught English (grammar, business communication, conversational and writing skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, listening, reading and promotional writing and more) to trainee diplomat students (young adults) from mostly African countries as a consultant to E=MC² Training Consultants in Pretoria for over ten years. Student levels ranged from basic to advanced levels. In 2017 I taught English at Wittedrift High School in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa for Grade 8 – 11, both First Additional Language and Home Language groups. Subject matter: grammar, literature, poetry, speaking and pronunciation, letter-writing and creative writing. Whilst working on contract for the IAEA in Africa to help countries with peaceful nuclear applications market their nuclear skills, I also taught English to these scientists from April 2000 to 2015 on a part-time basis. As English was the required medium of communication for most, the need arose to also teach grammar, business and marketing English, public speaking and interpersonal communication and interpersonal communications skills (Neuro-linguistic programming techniques.) to market peaceful nuclear techniques and skills regionally and internationally. This was part of the IAEA project completed in the past (and for which I am still on call from time to time.) The work also called for teaching creative writing skills; copywriting of brochures and promotional material; video scripts, business communication and correspondence, writing strategic business and marketing plans, reports, advertisements, press releases. Students had to do practical work to apply the skills and were on various levels of proficiency. Highly experienced in training nuclear experts in aspects of management, strategic planning, marketing, communications, public relations and project management to enhance their skills in managing and promoting their nuclear projects for local economic development. Thus, I have several years’ experience as a trainer - both in SA for the Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (NECSA) and abroad. I have worked in Austria, Switzerland, Algeria, and Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagasc7ar, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia on contract. I am interested in a full-time, long-term English teaching contract (minimum of 12 months, but preferably longer).
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