After service in the Armed Forces as a non-commissioned officer, I enjoyed a business career spanning some 30 years.During this time, I was employed as Cost Accountant, Financial Accountant, Office Manager, Sales Manager, General Manager, Director, and Managing Director in a number of different commercial sectors.
For over thirteen years I was a University lecturer which I thoroughly enjoyed, and after retirement I continued teaching Italian in Community learning for a number of years.
However, I am open to any new opportunities that may present themselves
BA (Hons) Italian and Linguistics, University of Cental Lancashire Microsoft Office Specialist Certificates - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Certificate in e-Moderation (on-Line)
Post Graduate Diploma Teaching English for International Business Post Graduate Certificate in e-Learning and Teaching
Short language course at Università degli Studi, Bergamo
Post Graduate Certificate Teaching English for International Business
C & G Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate
Certificated On-Line Tutor with Ufi – learndirect
C & G Certificate in Teaching Literacy& Numeracy
University Certificate in Information Technology
Linguistics at Università degli Studi, Torino, Italy
Short language course at Università degli Studi, Verona, Italy
Italian Language Certificate, Università degli Stranieri, Siena, Italy
1994/7 Runshaw College, Leyland – Italian and German language studies
Present : Semi –retired, teaching Italian to adult evening classes for Wigan Community Learning, but continuing to look for new opportunities
2001- 2013: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England:
Course Leader, Preparatory Certificate in English for University,
Lecturer EFL at Preparatory, Intermediate, & Upper Intermediate levels Cambridge Certificate;
Pre-Degree EFL course and preparation for Cambridge Certificates to newly arrived foreign students;
Lecturer English for Academic Purposes English for Special Purposes, and English for International Business.
Lecturer in Italian at University of Central Lancashire, Preston College, Cardinal Newman College, Preston, and at Lancashire College, Chorley.
1999-2000 Taught EFL in Turin to a variety of ages - children to businessmen - including members (up and including senior officers) of the Italian Air Force.
MY INTERESTS ARE
Travel, especially in Italy
I am a total italophile, in love with all things italian - language .culture, history, food and of course the wine