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Chris James
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Professional Master of Education (PME) Field: Education AbroadAlberta Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate Obtained Oct 2014
  • CELTA (Certificate for English Language Teaching to Adults)

      Language Studies Canada, Eglington Ave. Toronto, ON. 1998

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Film Studies

      Queen’s University at Kingston, Kingston, ON. 1994

SPECIALITY
  • Certified Instructor with valid ABCTE PTK & ELA certificate
  • IB MYP instructor, unit planner and syllabus developer

WORKING
EXPERIENCES
  • CAMBRIDGE AS & A, IGCSE and LOWER SECONDARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

      Ying Hai International Science Teacher … August 2015 – July 2017

  • IB MYP LANGUAGE ACQUISITION INSTRUCTOR

      KANG CHIAO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (TAIPEI CAMPUS)

INTRODUCTION

Chris is extremely happy about joining the team at CTBC International Academy this year. With over twenty-five years teaching experience in East Asia in a variety of roles, from ELT instructor at schools and language centers in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, a teacher trainer and freelance professional development facilitator and ELT conference lecturer in Taiwan and China, an IB MYP Language Acquisition instructor at a WASC accredited international school in Taipei, and as a Cambridge AS & A, and IGCSE Instructor in the international department of a high school and Cambridge Assessment Centre in Tainan, he feels well prepared to start a new chapter in his career here at CIA and hopes to use his wealth of training and experience to best help our students achieve their goals. He is firmly dedicated to promoting active learning environments, using experiential scaffolded tasks and project-based learning, to equip his students with a superior skill set to best enable intercultural communicative competence and to ensure their best chance of success in the future.