Caroline is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, with a degree in European Languages and Institutions. She took the Trinity Cert TESOL in 1990 and began her career in ELT by trying out her new found teaching skills in Surrey, Paris and Lisbon before venturing further afield to Indonesia. She added to her qualifications by passing the Diploma in TESAL in 1997 and completed a Masters in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in June 2005. She has been working at IALF since March 1996.
Caroline came to Indonesia in 1992 as a volunteer Teacher Trainer for the British organisation VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) and spent two and a half years working as a lecturer at a Teacher Training College, IKIP PGRI Kediri, in East Java. As a VSO, she taught English to undergraduates and conducted teacher training programmes for the junior lecturers in the English department, and together with other VSO members, organised teacher development activities for local high school English teachers.
In her time at IALF Caroline has taught on various courses, including Banking English, Hotel English, General English, Business English and Academic English. In addition, she has had opportunities to teach and do testing in other parts of Indonesia, such as Makassar, Manado and Ambon, and Dili in East Timor, as well as take part in a 3-month teacher exchange at Macquarie University in Sydney.
Caroline has been involved as a tutor on the Trinity Cert TESOL program since it began at IALF Bali in 1999. In addition to the Cert TESOL, Caroline has conducted short teacher training courses and workshops in Aceh, East Java and Bali.
Caroline’s main professional interests are Teacher Support, Teacher Education and Learner Independence.
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