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Curriculum Vitae

Redwood Farmhouse, St Michaels Tenbury Wells WR158TL

Tel: 01568750353

Adrian Charles Eakins

Mobile: 07711945146

Personal Objective

Nationality: British. Age: 56 With 30 years experience in teaching and training and many transferable skills I am adaptable, flexible, solutions oriented and self-starter keen to develop professionally in training and development. I have had experience of organising ELT programmes for Military Personnel.

Employment July 1987 - present

REDWOOD LANGUAGE CENTRE, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING PROVIDER /CONSULTANTS. Residential language courses tailored to client needs. As a self-employed English Language Trainer I have also:(i) Undertaken teaching assignments in the UK and abroad. (ii) Worked in Herefordshire for a number of training providers delivering ESOL for Work and Skills for Life classes. (iii) Successfully organised and managed summer courses for International Language Centres, EAC Group, and Study Group International in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. (iv) Worked as a mentor on online courses delivered by Queen Mary University. (v) Managed the TEFL International UK Support and Marketing Team delivering advice and recruitment service. (vi) Worked as an Associate Skills for Life Coach with Jigsaw Training Limited delivering Adult Literacy, Adult Numeracy and Key Skills to learners across the UK.

1987- 2002

Freelance Market Analyst and Market Researcher Global Research for National Market Research Companies including Mintel, Euromonitor, Harvest International, ERC Statistics International Ltd., DMG Publications, Ernst and Young Knowledge Centre. Qualitative and quantitative research into a variety of different FMCG and industrial markets. Pitman Group , London Business, General English and EAP. Regent Group, London. General English Teacher. LINGUARAMA International Language Centres Group Centre Manager and Director of Studies Linguarama Iberia, Pamplona, Spain. 1985 - 86 Director of Studies 1982 84 Cambridge School, Coimbra, Portugal English Language Teacher 1981 82 Cambridge School, Lisbon, Portugal. Senior Teacher 198385 at Linguarama Vacation Centres UK. University of Wales (Newport) (2007) PGCE - Post Compulsory Education and Training City University, London / University for Industry (2003) Post Graduate Diploma in Online Tutoring. (L6)

1986 - 87

1981 - 86


International House (London) RSA CERT TEFLA, (L4 ESOL)(1981) Thames Valley University (E.C.H.E) BA Hons. Modern European Studies (1977)


Languages IT Skills

Institute for Learning - Annual CPD reflection JISC Regional Support Centre West Midlands, Discover-e 2009/ MOODLE Workshops Linguarama, (1984) Multimedia in language training, Education Management. Learn Direct.(2002) Key Skills in Online Tutoring Microsoft Office Applications German, Portuguese and Spanish. (rusty / operational level.) Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including advanced web research, communication software, web design and web management software. VLE and Content Management Systems, WEBCT, Blackboard, Learn Direct, FirstClass etc. Developer experience piloting materials on Moodle VLE. Delivery of synchronous language learning support to individual learners around the world using SKYPE, Institute for Learning - Member Chartered Institute of Personnel Development - Associate Member IATEFL International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce. Current Affairs, World History, Countryside Pursuits, Travel, Reading, ICT & Technology, Cooking. Full UK Driving Licence, Enhanced CRB Check (2010) - whilst working for Jigsaw Training Limited.

Professional Memberships



Adrian Eakins
Adrian C Eakins BA(Hons) RSA TEFLA, PGCE,DIP OT, MIfL, Assoc CIPD.


18 April 2011


On request .