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Joseph Phillips

Connellsville, United States of America

About Me

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I am an experienced TESOL professional with recognized success in cross-cultural education, training, and management.. I am dedicated to student-centered classrooms, technology integration, and flipped classroom approach. I enjoy the challenge of diverse responsibilities, developing new skills, and performing under pressure.


Concordia University Chicago


August 2017

Teaching House


February 2015


Site Director

Interlink Language Centers/ Technical and Vocational Training Corporation

August 2011 to September 2014

Organized and managed academic programming and administrative aspects for 10 teachers and 200 post-secondary Saudi students.

  • Initiated, developed, and delivered weekly training sessions to support instructors’ pedagogical growth.

  • Trained teachers on new portfolio guidelines and oversaw their implementation.

  • Promoted and facilitated communication between Western teachers, Saudi staff, and multi-cultural company management to ensure timely and accurate flow of information.

Country Director

Interlink Language Centers/ Technical and Vocational Training Corporation

September 2014 to January 2015

Supervised, administered, and strengthened academic programming across 22 sites throughout the country by supporting site directors and instructors.

  • Developed and implemented synchronous and asynchronous communication and training systems to support director and instructor development.

  • Spearheaded an effort promoting social media engagement as a means of professional development.

  • Liaised, coordinated, and built relationships with the client in order to ensure the program was exceeding expectations.

ESL Instructor

Assrooh Athakiyah/ Institute for Public Administration

August 2015 to May 2016

Developed and delivered engaging and meaningful reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar ESL lessons to advanced, intermediate, beginner and preparatory level post-secondary Saudi students.

  • Implemented a new Oxford curriculum series, resulting in higher student engagement.

  • Created and edited high-quality audio files for listening exams.

  • Overhauled the framework for speaking exams to ensure reliability and validity of assessments.

ESL Instructor

ELS Language Centers

September 2016 to May 2017

Engaged secondary, tertiary, and professional level Saudi students in communicatively focused English language lessons using Interchange curriculum.

  • Surpassed company expectations of student retention rates.

  • Achieved a course success rate of over 90%.

  • Supervised Computer Aided Language Learning lab sessions.


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