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Kat M Shaw

Profession: Regional Head ESL Teacher & IELTS Instructor
English Language Instruction, Education
I worked as a regional head teacher for my company in Vietnam, where I not only obtained an IELTS teaching certification, but also taught IELTS and ESL classes, and helped develop other teachers' teaching skills through observations and workshops.

ESL Teacher in Vietnamese Public schools
English Language Instruction, Education
I worked as an English teacher in Vietnam for 2 years and taught a variety if ages and levels from 1st-12th grade. I focused on creating fun and engaging lessons that would help my students be more comfortable and confident in using English.

English & Communication teacher for adults in Vietnam
English Language Instruction, Education
I taught conversation and communication lessons to adults and university students in Vietnam. I created fun and dynamic lessons to explore different communication topics.

ESL Tutor for English Camps in Italy
English Language Instruction, Education
I worked in English Summer Camps in Italy over the summer, teaching students of a range of ages to speak English through the medium of games, role-playing and general fun.

ESL Teacher in South Korea (for students and adults)
English Language Instruction, Education
For 2 years I taught in South Korea in different academies. I taught from kindergartners all the way to adults, tailoring my classes for the needs of the students and creating interesting and dynamic lessons for each level.

Interests: I absolutely love travelling and learning about other cultures. I've been lucky enough to work as an ESL teacher for more than 5 years now! Working in different countries such as South Korea, Vietnam and Italy has given me amazing experiences and has helped me grow my teaching skills. I've worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, and have both a TEFL and IELTS teaching certificate. I've travelled to 26 countries so far, and in my free time I love reading and listening to music. I love meeting new people and am so excited about this new opportunity to meet you too!

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Applied English Language Studies
English Language Instruction
I studied a degree in Languages and Cultures and majored in English literature and Applied English Language Studies. In my course we learnt how English is used throughout the world, in the media and how it's growing and changing.

TESOL/TEFL Certification
English Language Instruction, Education
I completed a 120-hour TEFL course where I learned how to create engaging and dynamic lessons for my ESL classrooms.

IELTS Teaching Certification
English Language Instruction, Education
I completed an IELTS teaching course and am certified to provide IELTS lessons for students. I can help with all sections, from listening to reading, speaking and writing.

Spoken Languages: Englisch (Native), Afrikaans (Conversational)

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