My name is Henry and I come from South Africa. Before coming to Taiwan in 2000, to teach English, I was a science teacher in my home country. I have since worked in Asia, teaching and training teachers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and China. Overall, I have more than 10 years' teaching experience. I am a fun, easy-going, sociable person and my interests are fitness, cooking and fashion. I believe you should do everything with style, no matter how big or how small.
Nationality: South Africa
Educational background
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Cert TESOL) (2009)
English for Asia, Hong Kong
Post-graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (2004)
University of Free State, South Africa
BULATS Testing Certification (2009)
MPI-Bell Centre of English, Macau
Baccalaureus Scientiae Honores (B.Sc.Hons.) (1996)
University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Baccalaureus Scientiae (B.Sc.) (1995)
University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Present career:
  • IELTS instructor
  • TESOL trainer, Oxford Teacher Academy and American TESOL Institute, Taiwan branch
Employment history:
  03/2015 - Present: The English Academy - Taiwan, Teacher Trainer and ADoS
  • Providing internal training to NETs and presenting teaching development workshops
  • Developing and teaching teacher management systems for internal quality control
12/2012 - 03/2015: The English Academy - Taiwan, Senior Teacher and Teacher Trainer
  • Providing internal training to NETs
  • Presenting teaching development workshops
  • Developing and teaching course materials and language education at adult level
01/2011 íV 11/2012: Ningbo Master Weld/Cut Industry íV China, Sales Director
  • Sourcing and developing potential clients
  • Managing existing client database
  • Company-client interaction facilitation
01/2009 íV 11/2010: English for Asia íV Macau, Teacher Trainer
  • Providing internal training to NETs and teacher training of local English teachers
  • Presenting teaching development workshops
  • Developing and teaching course materials
09/2008 íV 11/2008: MPI-Bell Centre of English íV Macau, Part-time English Teacher
  • Language education at adult level
03/2005 íV 03/2008: KOJEN Language Institute íV Taiwan, Teacher Trainer
  • Language education at adult level
  • Material development and new course design
09/2004 íV 12/2004: Department of Health: Project Literacy íV South Africa, Satellite TV Educator: Science
  • Science education to unskilled, disadvantaged adult learners
  • Interactive education and material development, ensuring stimulating learning