My teaching method is Communicative approach in ESL teaching. I believe in student-centered classroom where needs of each and every student are met. I use group work, pair work, portfolios for assessment. For Academic English I use essay writing, compositions, presentations. I greatly use computer technology.
I am an ESL teacher for 19 years. I am also qualified in primary/juniour/senior divisions. I have been teaching for 19 years. I also taught Heritage Language (Ukrainian).
Sept.2016 to Dec 2016: Full-time. ESL (English as a Second Language teacher) at The Multicultural Association. Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Sept.2014 to Dec. 2015: Full- time.(1.0) English teacher at the Lakehead Adult Education Centre. Lakehead Public School Board. Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Nov. 2011 to Sept. 2014: Full-time (1.0) Marker at the Lakehead Public School Board and ESL teacher teaching evening ESL classes at Lakehead Public School Board. Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Sept. 2005 to June 2009: Full-time (1.0) LINC instructor (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) at the Multicultural Association in a project funded by CIC (Canada Immigration and Citizenship). Subcontracted from Lakehead Public School Board. Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Sept.2004 to June 2005: Full-time(1.0) ESL instructor for the Balmoral Centre for Adult Studies. Lakead Public School Board. Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Feb.2004 to June 2004: Full-time (.45) ESL instructor for the Balmoral Centre for Adult Studies. Lakehead Public School Board. Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Sept.2001 to present: Supply Teaching with the Balmoral Centre for Adult Studies. Lakehead Public School Board. Thunder Bay, Ontario. Board`s
2000 to 2001: Teacher of Ukrainian Language for the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Heritage Language program. (Children ranged between four and twelve years of age.)
1999 to present: Occasional interpreter/translator, of Ukrainian and Russian languages, for the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association.
August 1995 to June 1999: Teaching, full-time, at School 11 in Ivano-Frankivsk. Ukraine Grades one through eleven).
December 1997 to
June 1999: Adult Education Teacher for students studying English as a Foreign Language at the Ukrainian/Canadian Business Centre (SBEDIF) in Ivano- Frankivsk, Ukraine (A CIDA funded project.)
July 1997: Interpreter for the Ivano-Frankivsk Chamber Choir during its trip in Wales for the Llangollen International Music Festival.
September 1994 to Interpreter for the British Executive Services Overseas. (BESO).
May 1995: Contract Employment.
September 1995 to Teaching, full-time, at School 19 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. (Grades
May 1995: one through eleven.)
Jan.20014 to May 2014: Completed Additional Qualification Course Technology in the Classroom through Lakehead Public School Board. Thunder Bay, Ontario.
May to June 2005: Completed Additional Qualification Course Senior Curriculum and Instruction ABQ at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
January to September Completed CERTESL Certification Program through the University
2004: of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Saskatchewan. TESL certified.
2001 to 2003: Completed Additional Qualification courses including:
ESL Core 1,
Special Education Core 1,
Special Education Electives – Slow Learners, plus
Intermediate Curriculum and Instruction ABQ
At Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Ontario.
2000 to 2001: Received Bachelor of Education Degree, in the primary/junior level, at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Sept,to Oct 1998: Received a Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan for English as a Foreign Language Teaching (EFL) Teacher Training Program.
July to August 1996: Received a Certificate for Upgrading the Qualifications of Russian Language and Literature in Moscow, Russia.
1990 to 1995: Graduated, with honors, in Teaching Russian Language, Literature and English Language from Precarpathian University in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.
1980 to 1990: Graduated, with honors, from Secondary School #3 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.
LANGUAGES: English, Ukrainian, Russian.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Word, Windows, E-mail, and Internet.
INTERESTS: Reading, sport, and traveling.
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