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Address: by request.

E-mail: graham@grahamlawrence.net
Telephone: by request

 

Objective

To apply acquired skills and experience in English, literature, publishing, website creation and administration, social media, communication, management, training and cross-cultural working conditions combined with a solid knowledge of South East Asia in helping others make the right decisions in these fields in a modern and rapidly changing world.

 

Work experience

 

November 2013 until present

AUA Language Center

Branch Manager and Academic Supervisor

Manage the Korat branch of AUA from May 2014. Updated the national professional development program of AUA. Introduced short courses, events, seminars and an online added value interactive website. Managed the Muang Thong Thani branch of AUA from November 2013 to April 2014.

 

August 2013 until December 2013

Better English Co. Ltd.

General Manager
Oversee, plan and manage the operations of the company in offering English language, testing, writing, editing and computer related services.

 

May 2012 until present

Founder and chief editor of Eastlit.com (English Literature Journal).

Founder and chief editor of Southlit.org (English Literature Journal).

Co-Founder and Editor of Soundgrammar.com (English Language Learning Site).

Consultant in ESL, Testing, online teaching, online schools and e-learning.

Development of written, audio and video materials for Literature, Travel and English websites.

Research and Writing of legal information memos.

Editor of 400 page book (non-fiction).

Test Design of TOEFL and Toeic equivalent tests, both paper and online for Burapha University, Thailand.

 

2011 until May 2012

Asian University, Chonburi, Thailand

Program Leader, BA English for Business Communication
Manager responsible for supervision and training of program staff, curriculum revision to TQF 2 standard and implementation of professional development programs. Lecturer of courses on the program. Wrote a complete new curriculum for BA International Business Communication.

 

2001–2011

American University Alumni Language Center, Bang Saen, Thailand.

Branch Manager
Sole Manager responsible for hiring, training, supervision of staff and implementing a diverse range of courses to students of a variety of ages, backgrounds and nationalities as well as teaching in a variety of general, academic and business related programs.
Trainer of both native and non-native speaking teachers and designing and conducting training seminars for teachers of English in the Eastern Region of Thailand.
Designing, conducting and supervising corporate training seminars.
Responsible for marketing, curriculum, PR and financial control, as well as development of training courses for the local academic and business communities.
In the last few years, development of courses integrating quality classroom learning with modern solutions such as e-learning and social learning to adapt to modern needs in changing workplace communication which has since started to be adopted throughout the organization and which won the branch a commendation in 2010.
Developed the necessary Quality Assurance procedures to acquire Ministry of Education Quality Assured status.

 

1998–2001

American University Alumni Language Center, Hua Mark, Bangkok.

Branch Manager
Sole manager at the Hua Mark branch of Thailand’s long standing and reputable language school, A.U.A. Responsible for hiring, training, supervision of staff and implementing a diverse range of courses to students of a variety of ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Also responsible for finances and the general running of an operation with up to 40 staff and 3500 students.

 

1997–1998

American University Alumni Language Center, Racha Damri, Bangkok.

Academic Coordinator
Responsible for all facets of employment of teaching staff including record keeping, counseling, work schedules and liaising in conjunction with Thai staff to arrange teaching licenses, work permits and visas.

 

1994–1996

American University Alumni Language Center, Racha Damri, Bangkok.

English Teacher
Staff English Teacher at the main branch of A.U.A. Worked with students of a variety of ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Participated in varied and ongoing teacher development programs.

 

1991–1993

South London Family Housing Association, London.

Supervisor
Responsible for the running of a shelter for 50 homeless people during night shifts.

 

1990–1991

London Metropolitan University, London.

President of Student’s Union
Elected position.

 

1989–1990

London Metropolitan University, London.

Vice-President of Student’s Union
Elected position.

 

1980–1986

MP Forensic Science Laboratory, London.

Assistant Scientific Officer, Fire Investigation
Assistant fire investigator for London and surrounding counties.

 

Education

 

1986–1989

London Metropolitan University (formerly PNL), London, UK
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sociology

 

1980–1982

Polytechnic of the South Bank (now LSBU), London, UK
Higher National Certificate Chemistry

 

Certification

 

March, 2007

TEFL International, Bangkok, Thailand.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. (TESOL Certificate)

 

Skills

 

WordPress, Buddypress, Moodle, Calibre, Sigil, Html, Java, Flash, Registered Android App Developer, Social Media Marketing, Webex, Google Apps, Online Teaching, Online School, Online Class.

 

Interests

 

Amateur writer, keen interest in IT, social networking, news and current affairs, E-book creation and editing. Guitar. Cycling and Exercise.

 

References

 

Available on request.