2007- current: University College London, Centre for Languages and International Education - Icelandic Tutor
As an Icelandic teacher on the evening course programme at UCL, I write the syllabi for my courses, choose and/or design the learning materials and assess my learners´ progress. I have also worked on projects here concerning minority languages and virtual language learning which gave me the chance to create and develop interactive language learning exercises for the Internet.
City Lit is an adult education college, which offers a vast range of part-time courses. In addition to delivering Icelandic courses here, I have also conducted courses on Scandinavian Languages and Culture.
I taught English as a Foreign Language for a few years, across a range of levels (from beginners to Upper-Intermediate level). As an EFL tutor at an FE college, I got a lot of experience in helping students identify their goals and areas for improvement as I was responsible for keeping and monitoring individual learning plans for every student. A big part of my role here was also to prepare my students for the Cambridge ESOL exams.
As a visiting lecturer on the English Language and Linguistics programme at Roehampton University, I delivered a module on linguistic change to first year undergraduate students. This was a new challenge for me and an insight into a different context of teaching.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
- Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status (granted by the Institute for Learning Council, UK)
- Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) with an additional diploma in ESOL. (University of Westminster)
- BA(hons) TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) Grade 1:1 (Roehampton University)
- CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
- Member of the Institute for Learning