Shewan - ESL Teacher - Doha, Qatar

Megan Shewan

Doha, Qatar


ESL Teacher


I am mostly interested in preparing adult non-native learners of English for the IELTS proficiency test, as well as instructing adult learners at all levels pf proficiency in General English, focusing on the 4 macro skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). I have more than 5 years' active teaching experience in the Gulf region, instructing learners from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds. My special interest is in adopting an explicit approach to teaching the rules and application of English grammar so that learners can develop accuracy as well as fluency in their English proficiency.

Work History

Examiner (Speaking and Writing)


July 2013 - September 2013

Social Sciences

(Grades 8 - 9)
History (Grade 10)

Head of English Department


Head of English Curriculum Planning

General English Language Instructor

International Technology Education Centre (ITEC)

(Basic, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and
Advanced levels)
○ Conversational English
○ Business English Correspondence
○ TOEFL Preparation courses and IELTS Preparation courses
○ Designing a Business English Writing Programme
○ Assisting management in marketing strategies
○ Attending monthly staff meetings
○ Updating teaching materials
○ Planning and delivering lessons (group and private)
○ Assessing student levels and placement tests
○ Assisting Director of Studies with administrative duties

• 2006 - 2007 Silvermine Academy - Private High School - (Cape Town, South Africa)

Acting Head Teacher

Sun Valley Primary School

From October 2008

South Africa)

Subjects taught: English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography
Roles included: Grade Head: Grade 7
Head of English Curriculum Planning
Recipient of various awards for Teaching Excellence


Qualifications & Certifications

MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other)

Middlesex University

Teaching Superman to Fly

University of Cape Town

Business Management & Book-keeping

Damelin College


University of Cape Town

English, Drama and Psychology

University of Cape Town

Secondary Schooling

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