On this page you will find my Curriculum Vitae - this will be updated periodically
Name Alan Norman Ford
Date of birth 10 September 1967
Marital Status Married
Education Professional Qualifications
May 2014-May 2015 – TAE 411 Learning Literacy and Numeracy – ITTA
December 2014 – Certificate IV Adult Learning Literacy and Numeracy (incomplete) MW Training
November 2011 Certified IELTS Examiner
August 2011 Certificate IV TESOL Teach International
August 2011 Certificate IV Training and Assessment Liv Training Perth
January 2006 Foundation Certificate TESOL Teach International Canberra
1990 NSW Teaching Certificate
1989 Diploma of Education University of New England Armidale
1986-1988 Bachelor of Economics University of New England
August 2015 - present - Casual IELTS Examiner UWS Westmead Sydney Australia
January 2014- July 2015– return Anhui College of International Economy to further support and teach
in the Australian Universities Foundation Programme and further curriculum
September 2013- January 2014 – Hefei Foreign Language School. Middle School Teaching. Teacher
Training. Curriculum Development for IELTS and Academic English
September 2012 – June 2013 Academic Supervisor for the JESIE International Universities Pathway
Curriculum development. Academic support and supervision of teachers in ESL,
IELTS, Academic English and A Level Critical Thinking
July-August 2012 – Professional Teacher Training in Jiangsu Province for JESIE
January 2011- June 2012 – Academic Coordinator 3 Plus 1 Programme Anhui College of International Economy – Ongoing teaching and professional development and guidance of Foundation Teachers
November 2011 –present – IELTS Examiner in for Shanghai Office – Hefei and Nanjing
July 2011-present – Teacher training and sessional lecturer at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei
November 2011 –July 2012 – IELTS Examiner in for Shanghai Office – Hefei, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou
May 2010 – September 2011– IELTS Invigilator Hefei Exam Centre
October 2010 – Speaker at annual IIBT Teacher Training Seminar – Australian Culture Course
August 2010 - Perth Australia – Curriculum Development Australian University Foundation Programme
January 2008 – December 2010 Anhui College of International Economy. Australian University Foundation Teacher. Mix of General English. IELTS preparation classes. Coordinating Practice IELTS Exams. Tutoring students in Australian University Academic Units, Curriculum and resource development especially for the Australian Culture Course. Leading Teacher in the Programme mentoring colleagues. Regular contributor of articles to the IIBT monthly newsletter for IIBT Foundation Teachers.
January-February 2010 – Staff English Training at the 5 star hotel Holiday Inn Hefei
October 2009 – Speaker at Annual IIBT Teachers conference on Australian Culture Course
July-August 2009- Assisted in the development of 3 plus 1 work requirements for English and Australian Culture Course for the Australian Universities Foundation Programme.
January 2009 Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua Zhejiang Province Ran a 10 day intensive IELTS preparation course for the Australian Universities Foundation Programme
July 2008 Xuzhou No. 3 Middle School Summer English Camp for Middle and Senior School Students
2007 Jiangsu University 301 Xufu Road Zhenjiang Jiangsu China Foreign English Teacher. Taught English Majors Oral English. Business English and worked with Post Graduate Students assisting some with IELTS Preparation. Regular contributor to English Corner and spoke at various events by invitation.
July –August 2007 Summer English Improvement Program for Teachers, Suzhou Jiangsu China
1992-2006 Narrandera High School Elizabeth Street Narrandera NSW 2700 Australia. Classroom teacher of HSIE
1990-1991 Hillston Central School Hillston NSW 2675 Classroom teacher
Certified professional teacher of Adult Education and TESOL. I am a certified IELTS examiner. I was a high school teacher with 17 years teaching experience in NSW Government schools. I have over 7 years teaching experience in China ranging from teacher development, running intensive IELTS preparation courses, Academic English, curriculum and resource development for university foundation programmes, summer schools teaching with middle school students. Assisted Chinese colleagues in becoming IELTS Invigilators.
Chinese Drivers Licence. Basic Chinese. Management skills from running a small farm and orchard.
Bike riding, international travel. Horticulture and viticulture. Small-scale farming. Foreign language learning. While in Australian organised and ran various excursions for the youth in Narrandera on weekends. Computers and Internet. My wife’s family.
Arial Zhang details supplied upon request
Margaret Harris details supplied upon request
CLICK HERE you will find my professional letter of introduction
CLICK HERE for my academic qualifications
CLICK HERE for my certificate qualifications