Paul Thomas

ESL, all levels and aspects of English, Teacher Training Teacher

Member since: Mar 02, 2010

Last active on: May 21, 2015 at 07:26 PM (EST)

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About Paul Thomas

Hi, I'm Paul Thomas. I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been teaching ESL for 14 years, and I have taught in the USA, Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam and the Philippines. I have a bachelor's degree in communications, the Cambridge University CELTA certification, the TEFL International TESOL certification and the TEFL International Business English teaching certification (BETT). I have taught general and academic English, Business English and Medical English and I have been doing teacher training, academic management and curriculum writing for many years.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at $20-30 per hour

In Person Teaching

One-on-One at $20-30 per hour

Group Teaching at $20-30 per hour

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
ESL (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
all levels and aspects of English (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Teacher Training (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Teaching Experience

Course Director and Lead Teacher Trainer

TEFL International, Philippines

Feb 2008 - Present


Professional Experience
Online English Teacher
Interpark Communications Korea, Seoul, Korea - South
Jan 2010 - Present
Online Teacher Trainer
TEFL International, Thailand
Jan 2010 - Present
Course Director & Lead Teacher Trainer
TEFL International, Cebu, Philippines
Feb 2008 - Dec 2010
EFL Instructor/Teacher Development/Curriculum Writer
Cebu Pacific International Language Services , Cebu, Philippines
Mar 2007 - Jan 2008
Head Tour Guide Trainer/Editor/Creative Writer/Project Consultant
IntelSpeech, Cebu, Philippines
Oct 2006 - Dec 2006
EFL Instructor/Software Development/Data Entry/Editor/ Creative Writer
Cleverlearn English Language Institute & Movielearn , Cebu, Philippines
Dec 2005 - Jun 2006
Curriculum Writer/EFL Instructor
Cleverlearn, Dong Bang Song Hong, Viet Nam
Jan 2005 - Oct 2005

• Designed course outlines.
• Taught TOEFL, IELTS, Business Writing and General English.
• Conducted teacher recruitment and placement testing.

Freelance Teacher Development/EFL Instructor
American International School , Dong Bang Song Hong, Viet Nam
Dec 2004 - Mar 2005

• Conducted workshops on the communicative approach to teaching and video activities.
• Recorded a promotional spot for the school which aired on Vietnamese television.

Academic Manager
Singapore International Teaching Consultancy , Dong Bang Song Hong, Viet Nam
Dec 2003 - Oct 2004

In charge of curriculum/course development, teacher development, teacher recruitment, test development and policy development for all the organization’s schools in Viet Nam.

Documentation Editor, English Tutor, Marketing and Public Relations
Siam Mandalay Co., Ltd, Thailand
Jan 2003 - Nov 2003
Director TEFL Certification Course
Text-and-Talk Language Academy, Thailand
Sep 2000 - Jul 2002

- Director and Teacher Trainer of the TEFL for Target Learner Groups Course at the Chiang Mai branch, Wat Suon Dok, Mahachulalongkorn-rajavijalaya University.
- Taught EFL, Business English and advanced grammar courses for teacher trainees.
- Recorded voice-overs for the TEFL for Target Learner Groups pronunciation tape, Module 3: Thai Problems in Learning English and a TV spot for the TEFL certification course in Pattaya, Thailand.
- Senior Marketing Executive.

EFL Instructor
Mahidol University, Mahidol English Language Service (MELS), Thailand
Jan 2001 - Jan 2002

- Taught EFL, Business Conversation and Writing, Business Report Writing, Academic Writing, Medical English, and IELTS & TOEIC preparation courses.
- Edited many master’s theses and doctorate dissertations.

EFL and Business English Instructor
English Language Centre of Australia (ELCA), International Development Programme (IDP) Australia, Thailand
Sep 2000 - Sep 2001
EFL Instructor
Australian Centre of Education Cambodia (ACE), International Development Programme (IDP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Aug 1999 - Sep 2000
EFL and Business English Instructor
Eunpyung English Center for Children & Ilsan Min Byung Chul, Seoul, Korea - South
Aug 1998 - Aug 1999
ESL and German Instructor
Modern Languages Institute, Louisiana, United States
Jun 1996 - Aug 1998

- Taught beginning, intermediate and advanced ESL classes.
- Taught TOEFL preparation courses.
- Taught elementary German.

ESL Instructor
Delgado Community College, Louisiana, United States
Jan 1998 - May 1998
ESL/VESL Instructor and Job Developer
YMCA of Greater New Orleans Targeted Assistance Training Program, Louisiana, United States
Oct 1996 - May 1997

- Taught ESL and vocational skills to recently arrived immigrants to the United States.
- Aided in student acculturation.
- Conducted job placement after graduation.


bachelor's degree in communications

Mount Union College, Ohio, United States

Aug 1989 - Dec 1993

Studied American literature, French and German, and German history, political science and literature

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Sep 1991 - Jun 1992

Possess culinary training certification.

Delgado Community College, Louisiana, United States

Aug 1982 - Dec 1983

Completed a pastry chef's apprenticeship at Louis XVI Restaurant, a four star French restaurant in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Professional Exams & Certifications

TEFL International TESOL Certification


Year Of Passing: 2008

TEFL International Business English Teacher Training Certificate (BETT)


Year Of Passing: 2005

RSA Cambridge University Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) at Yonsei Uni.

Seoul, Korea - South

Year Of Passing: 1999

Associations & Membership
Member of Alpha Mu Gamma, the National Colligiate Foreign Language Honor Society
Ohio, United States
Sep 1991 - Present
LaTESOL (Louisiana Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages)
Louisiana, United States
May 1998 - Present
Kent State University, French Declamation Contest Prize for poetry
Ohio, United States
Jan 1971 - Present

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