Bryan Beaton

English Specialist - Academic, Business, IELTS, Trainer of Trainers
Male, 67 Years|HONG KONG, Hong Kong

Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Last active on: Jan 13, 2020 at 06:31 PM (EST)

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About Bryan Beaton

Innovative, Caring Teacher - Worldwide experience - All kinds of learners
For over 35 years, Bryan has taught at all levels (Corporate, university, secondary, primary) and across a range of cultures in Asia (India, China including Hong Kong), Africa (Nigeria) and North America (Canada). He has broad experience in online teaching and learning.
Experience: IELTS Examiner (8+ years), Teacher-Trainer, Corporate Trainer, Pronunciation Clinics, Business Writing Coach

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at $10-20 per hour

Group Teaching at $0-10 per hour

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
English (Languages)
Language of Instruction: English
Discussion Skills, Pronunciation, Presentation Skills, Writing, Vocabulary
Teaching Experience

Senior Culture and Communication Specialist

Microsoft - Global Technology Support Center, Karnataka, India

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Culture, Communication Training - Core, Advanced, Effective Workplace Writing


Training Materials Development
Chaired restructuring of assessment process for workplace writing

Language Instructor

English Language Centre - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Sep 1999 - Jul 2006

English Academic Purposes, English Workplace, Writing Assistance Programme, Centre Independent Language Learning (CILL), English Language Enhancement Programme (ELEP)


Teaching, Materials Writing, Group Leader (ELEP)

Teacher-Trainer - Methodology for Oral English Classes

TianShui Teachers' College, Gansu Province, China

Sep 1989 - Jul 1990

Teaching Methods, Oral English, Vocabulary

Trainer - Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing

Lanhua (Lanzhou Chemical Industry Corp - #1 Middle School, Gansu Province, China

Sep 1988 - Jun 1989

Basic Fluency, Western Culture, Current Events

Grades 3 & 4 Teacher

Oliver Elementary School, British Columbia, Canada

Oct 1981 - Jun 1988

Language, Math, History, Geography, Science, Physical Education

Senior Mathematics & Form Master

Kagoro Teachers College, Kaduna, Nigeria

Sep 1978 - Jun 1979

Mathematics, Teaching Methods

Science Teacher

South Peace Senior Secondary School, British Columbia, Canada

Sep 1977 - Jun 1978

Biology, Chemistry, Forestry

Professional Experience
Teacher-Trainer
OWLS - Other Worlds Learning Services, Hong Kong
Jul 2006 - Present

Designing and delivering programmes and workshops.
Yuvalok, Banglalore, India (NGO)
- 3 Primary & Middle School Teaching Methods workshops
SUMI, Kalimpong - 3 8-hour Sessions
- Primary (1 day), Middle (1 day), Secondary (1 day)
Calcutta International School, Middle School
- 6 2-hour workshops: 6 different topics
Effective Communication for Teachers (British Council, Kolkata)
- local schools and universities

Director
Other Worlds Learning Services, Hong Kong
Jul 2006 - Present

Internet-based Business Coaching
Company Courses: Workplace Speaking and Writing
- Saha & Ray Advocates, Kolkata, India
- Selvel, Kolkata (British Council)
- British Oxygen, Kolkata (British Council)
- Shaw & Sons, Hong Kong

Education

MA in Linguistics (TESOL)

University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Sep 1990 - Apr 1993


Dissertation - analysis of scientific discourse

Teaching Certification (PGCE equivalent)

The University of British Columbia, Canada

Sep 1976 - Apr 1977

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry)

The University of British Columbia, Canada

Sep 1972 - Apr 1976

Professional Exams & Certifications

IELTS - Speaking & Writing Examiner

IELTS, Hong Kong

Year Of Passing: 2002


Examined in Hong Kong, as well as West Bengal, Punjab and Mizoram, India

Associations & Membership
BEsig (iatefl)
United Kingdom
Sep 2008 - Present

Business English Special Interest Group

Asia TEFL
Korea, Republic of
Sep 2004 - Present
Toastmasters International (Microsoft Speech Weavers - Bangalore)
Karnataka, India
Jan 2011 - Present

CC - Competent Communicator
CL - Competent Leader

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