Me, Rachel Daw

Mugshot, on the Charles Bridge in Prague

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Nationality            British

Native language  English

Other languages: 

German                     Fluent non-native

Spanish                     Fluent non-native

Italian                       Intermediate

ELT Experience

English teacher, Berlin School of English
Teaching a mixture of intensive general English classes, one-to-one classes and company lessons
May 2015 – present

Cover English teacher, Com Berlin Language School, Berlin
Teaching a mixed group of A1, A2 and B1 students for 6  hours a day for 3 weeks, whilst the normal teacher was on holiday.
May 2015 (three weeks’ cover teaching) 

Online English tutor, Blabmate
Teaching mainly conversational English to students from around the world, using Blabmate.com as the mechanism for meeting students.
February 2015 – present

Private English tutor for Mondragon Lingua, Bilbao, Spain
Teaching conversational and Business English one-to-one to Executive Directors of public companies and members of local government in Bilbao
June – August 2011

English Language Assistant, Gymnasium (grammar school) Lehrte, Germany
Teaching English in a grammar school in Germany to children aged between 11 and 19. Organised own extra-curricular homework club and acted as a guardian for 120 children on a Politics trip to Berlin
August 2010 – February 2011


CELTA, Berlin School of English
Awarded a Pass A grade, with 6 hours of teaching practice: 3 with a B1 group, and 3 with a C1 group 
13th April – 8
th May 2015

Exploring English, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) administered by the British Council via the FutureLearn platform
February – March 2015

Understanding Languagea Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) administered by the University of Southampton in partnership with the British Council via the FutureLearn platform
November – December 2014

Durham University: BA Modern Languages (German, Spanish and Italian) 
First Class Honours with a Distinction in spoken German
October 2008 – June 2012

Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College
A-grade A-Levels in English Language, German, Spanish and Geography
September 2006 – June 2008 

Related experience

Private tutor
Helping friends’ children practice their grammar and speaking in both German and Spanish in advance of GCSE or A-Level exams
2012 – present

Languages Ambassador, Routes into Languages Northeast
Representing Durham University and promoting language learning and the pursuit of further education in schools around the North East through games, presentations and group activities.
November 2008 – June 2012

Community Manager, Instituto Hemingway, Bilbao, Spain 
Responsible for internet marketing, search engine optimisation, students’ support, translations and administrative tasks in a Spanish language school.
March 2011 – September 2011

Work experience

Digital Product Manager, Routledge / Taylor and Francis Books 
Product managing an assortment of projects focused on shaping and implementing the company’s digital strategy and writing business cases for new products for financial approval. Key project was managing developments to Taylor and Francis’ institutional eBook platform www.tandfebooks.com
pril 2014 – April 2015

Editorial Assistant, English Language and Linguistics List, Routledge Books 
Working with authors as well as Marketing, Production, Sales and Rights to see academic texts on the subject of linguistics on their way through the publishing process. For example, sending proposals and manuscripts for review, liaising with authors for prompt delivery of manuscripts, working on companion websites and finally putting the book into production and the related marketing.
September 2012 – April 2014 

Assistant Programme Manager, Cartan Tours, London Olympics 
Working with an American sports travel company in Hospitality and Corporate Responsibility at the Olympic Games in London 2012. Working especially with Latin American, Central American and Caribbean guests.
July – August 2012


ELT Memberships

eLearning Guild – Associate Member
A community & resource bank for eLearning professionals

 ELTeCS ((English Language Teachers Contacts Scheme: British Council) – full member
Provides English teachers, teacher trainers and managers worldwide with the latest news about opportunities in their region and globally

EALTA (European Association of Language Testing and Assessment) – associate member
Promotes the understanding of theoretical principles of language testing and assessment

iTDi (International Teacher Development Institute) – member
A global online teacher development institute that is owned and staffed by dedicated teachers

Publishing Memberships (as I later hope to combine ELT with the continuation of my publishing career) 

SYP (Society of Young Publishers) – full member
Society designated for publishers with less than 10 years’ experience 

Women in Publishing – full member
Society which works to promote the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers

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