Melanie Grey
Melanie Grey

A graduate of Business Studies with Languages  and CELTA and Trinity Dip Tesol qualified EAP/ESP and  ESOL teacher with eight  years` teaching experience at universities, businesses and community centres in Germany, Switzerland and Scotland. Teacher of EAP, ESP - English for Business, IELTS preparation courses and ESOL for asylum seekers.

I am an imaginative teacher with a high level of cultural awareness. I facilitate a student led learning environment and am keen to develop further skills in identifying the learning styles of students and in syllabus design. I like to source rich current authentic materials and continually seek ways to improve my role as a teaching professional.


Teaching and Communication

  • EAP/ESP teacher for academic/language courses at INTO, Glasgow Caledonian Uni.
  • EAP all year round pre-sessional courses – Glasgow University and GIC.
  • UMS Speaking examiner  - Cambridge ESOL
  • ESOL tutor for African asylum seekers (Karibu) funded through the WEA, Glasgow.
  • ESP tutor for Summer school (Bees) -  Glasgow University.
  • ESP tutor for in company tailored business courses - Atlas Business Language, Zürich.
  • EAP Tutor in English for Economics degree programme at Leibnitz University, Hannover.
  • Single and private group EFL tuition in Hannover and Zürich for Cambridge exams.
  • Freelance editor/proof-reader for Innovista Advertising, Hannover.
  • Writer, German to English translator and editor for Swiss International School, Zürich.
  • Press/PR consultant and writer for independent holiday company, Dunfermline.

Post Graduate

University of Cambridge UMS speaking examiner 2012
LTCLDip TESOL, Trinity College London 2011
Cambridge CELTA 2010
Goethe Institute Certificate C1- ZMP German exam 2007
Distance learning course (London) in Effective copywriting 2003
Courses obtained through Society of Freelance Proofreaders and Copyeditors 1998
Honours Diploma in Freelance Feature writing 1996

Higher Education

BA Business Studies, Napier University 1993/94
HND Business Studies with French and Spanish 1986/89

Career History

INTO Scotland in Partnership with GCU – Sept 2010 to present

EAP/ESP teacher and course tutor (part time)

  • EAP teacher and English for Business teacher on academic and language programs. Tutor for Graduate Diploma Business course when numbers allow. This intensive 7 month course raises students’ English level from around 4.5 to IELTS equivalent 6 plus. A challenging and rewarding role which encompasses all aspects of my business degree. Parallel work with content lecturers.
  • EAP teacher on Foundation Business with direct entry to year two at university.
  • EAP tutor for year round pre-sessional 10 week programs.
  • Provision of formative and summative evaluations and design of assessment tasks as required. Regular tutorials and on-going syllabus development.
  • Administrative and record keeping tasks associated with teaching and assessment.

University of Glasgow, Language Centre – Dec 2011-12

EAP tutor (part time)

  • Cover tutor for year round pre-sessional classes..

Glasgow International College – Jan – April 2012

EAP tutor (part time)

  • IELTS preparation and year round foundation

Internet Marketing Scotland, Glasgow – May 2009  - present

Freelance web writer and SEO writer (part time)

Workers’ Education Association, Glasgow – Nov 2009 – May 2011

ESOL (part time)

  • Small group tuition of elementary level African refugees. This challenging teaching environment requires an imaginative use of teaching resources, an in-depth and sensitive recognition of students` needs and learning styles and a flexible approach to teaching.

University of Glasgow, Language Centre – 2009 – 2010

EAP tutor

  • Tutor for IELTS level 4 classes as training for Dip Tesol. Occasional supply tutor.

ESP tutor

  • ESP tutor on Business English course for intermediate and advanced level French summer school students. A combination of skills and language classes with afternoon educational visits.

ESP tutor for Pre-Sessional SIS workshops

  • Tutor to provide grammar guidance and support for IELTS students.

Atlas Business Language, Zürich – 04/2007 – 12/2008

Business ESP tutor, Mercedes Benz and Sunrise Communications

  • Design and teaching of tailor made ESP Business English courses to Middle Management at European level B2 to C1.
  • Course designed to meet requirements of elementary to intermediate level. Main focus on business lexis and oral presentation skills with specific work on word and sentence stress.
  • The course was designed with a variety of teaching materials to incorporate multiple learning styles.

Applied Languages Centre, Leibnitz University, Hannover – 2004 – 2006

EAP teacher for English for Economics CLIL Programme.

  • Design, teaching and final assessment of the English language section of the Economics degree curriculum.  Advanced level class (C2). Principal aim to expose the students to a stimulating range of learning material in order for them to improve their productive/receptive skills and language in a business situation with increased confidence.
  • Core focus on the 4 skills areas with prominent use of internet for authentic materials.
  •  Input sessions with lexical activities and language study and post task small group discussions and presentations.
  • Sensitive use of resources to suit different learning styles and cultures.
  • End of semester exam marking.
  • Occasional CLIL tutor at Dept of Horticulture, Leibnitz University, Hannover.

Innovista Advertising, Hannover – 2005 - 2010

Freelance editor and proofreader

  • Editor and proofreader of exhibition flyers and new product information for Konica Minolta.               Ad hoc editing, proofreading and translation from German to English.

Private Business English tutor, Hannover

  • Private group tutoring with a focus on specialist subjects such as finance and tourism.

English Shop, Cologne, Germany – 2002/04

  • Preparatory design and writing of the outlet`s first on-line shopping web site.
  • Writing of retail direct marketing literature and business proposals.

Rhine Magazine, Cologne, Germany – 2004

  • Features writer for monthly English Business/Tourist magazine for Cologne/Bonn/Düsseldorf.

Canvas Holidays Ltd, Dunfermline – 2000 - 2002

  • UK’s 2nd largest operator of European self drive camping and mobile home holidays.

Press and PR consultant – 2002

  • Direct report to MD and provision of all Company press and PR requirements
  • Additional provision of press and PR material to Irish media.

Copywriter/Editor – 2001 - 2002

  • Writing of main holiday brochure plus editing, design and typesetting of over 50 outdoor pursuit guides for Canvas Holiday customers in Europe.

Catchline PR and Editions Ltd - 1999 – 2000

  • Features Writer and Consultant Editor for a variety of public and private sector in house magazines.

Special Publications, Oban Times Ltd, Scotland – 1996 - 1999

Advertising Executive/Marketing Planner

  • Lead role in re-launch of monthly UK Fisheries magazine- circulation 40,000.

Editor, Scottish Fish Farmer Magazine

  • Accountable for whole magazine life cycle including desk and field news reporting, feature writing and preparatory design of 24 page monthly magazine.
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