du Preez - Teacher - Stellenbosch, WC, South Africa

Melvin du Preez

Stellenbosch, WC, South Africa




I have many years of experience teaching ESL/EFL both in South Africa, Angola, Japan and Canada. I have taught at Primary school level, secondary school level, tertiary instiutions as well as in the private sector.

In additon to my skills as a teacher/facilitator, I am also a qualified IELTS and Cambridge ESOL oral examiner.

Work History

Course Coordinator and Senior EFL Instructor

Language Centre, University of Stellenbosch

Planned and implemented syllabus and curriculum for the Intensive English Programme (IEP) courses &
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses
* Developed and evaluated new courses for the (Unit for Afrikaans and English) Language Centre
* Developed orientation handbook for EFL students
* Recruited teachers and coordinated induction programme
* Management and administration of all English courses
* Taught all levels of English including English for Business and
As well as English for Specific Purposes courses (ESP):
* Responsible for procurement of teaching resources
* Established the Language centre as both a TOEFL and Cambridge ESOL Examination Centre
* Marketing and recruitment of foreign students for the programme
Coordinated with the International Office to ensure students were registered correctly and their well-being was taken care of
*Sit on an advisory committee for Finance & Commercialization for the Language Centre

Owner / Principal

Language &Leisure Centre

* Established a small language school accommodating forty learners and six staff
* Taught all levels from Beginner to Proficiency
* Prepared students for IELTS, Cambridge and TOEFL Examinations
* Designed and administered language assessments for foreign students on behalf of the University of the Western Cape
* Managed full operations of running a small business

Second Assistant and Training Manager

McDonald's Restaurant

* Responsible for the daily operations of the restaurant
* Managed and trained over 120 staff
* Responsible for daily inventory and completion of profit and loss statements
* Performed regular maintenance on all restaurant equipment according to McDonald's international standards

External Supervisor / Lecturer

University of the Western

* Assisted undergraduate students in developing their writing skills suitable for both academic and professional purposes
* Presented lectures in Communication Theory, Business English and Presentation Skills
* Provided language tuition for a group of thirty Chinese undergraduate students
* Conducted workshops on different forms of business correspondence
* Responsible for the administration, planning, management and * Supervision of associate teachers while they completed their internship

Senior Language teacher and Senior Trainer

FIA, Shizuoka, Japan

* Taught EFL to a cross section of students, varying in profession and age
* Performed daily record keeping, administered tests, interviewed and reported on progress
* Performed formative and summative evaluations of courses and materials and amended as required


Teaching Pronunciation

I have presented at two International Association of Teachers of English a s Foreing Language (IATEFL) conferences, in Scotland and Harrogate, UK.

Qualifications & Certifications


University of the Western Cape

English as a Second Language

Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology

Programme Certificate

George Brown College

York University

University of Stellenbosch

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