Catherine Ruth HALSTEAD

Native Speaker
Office: stanza 131
Email: ruthhal59@gmail.com ruthhal59@gmail.com
Phone: 0957102260
Mobile: 3482528555
Catherine Ruth Halstead
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Office Hours: Friday from 10:00 to 12:00



I have worked in this department since 1989. At the moment I work 500 hours a year in the Department.

From 2013-14 I took a year off to teach English to Saudi girls at King Saud University in Riyadh. I collaborated with university until 2015.

I am particularly interested in teaching academic English. I completed a certificate in teaching English for Academic Purposes at Sheffield Hallam university in 2016-17.

I specialized in teaching writing skills. In summer 2017, I taught English for academic purposes at the university of Hull in Britain. I taught Chinese students reading and writing skills.

I also work as a translator (Italian to English). I translate academic texts and collaborate with professors in other departments of Catania University.

                                                                                   

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personal information

                    

Name

 

Catherine Ruth Halstead

Address

 

Via Teatro Greco 143; 95124;  Catania; Sicily; Italy 

Telephone

 

(0039 095) 7195858     Cell: (0039) 348 2528555

 

 

 

E-mail

 

catherinehalstead59@hotmail.com

 

Nationality

 

British

 

Date of Birth

 

22/07/59

 

 

work experience

               

• Date (from –to)

 

1988-present job (with  breaks)

• Name and address of employer

 

Faculty of Modern Languages, Catania University, Piazza Dante, Catania

• Type of organization

 

Italian State University

• Type of work

 

English language teacher

• Main tasks and responsibilities

 

 

Teaching the English language levels pre-intermediate-advanced, preparing materials (also self-access materials for autonomous learning), preparing and marking written exams, examining students orally

 

 

 

Date

 

August-September 2017

Name of employer

 

Hull University, England

Type of organization

 

British state university

Type of work

 

EAP teacher to Chinese students on a pre-sessional English course. I taught reading and writing skills

 

 

 

Date (from-to)

 

September 2013-December 2015

Name of employer

 

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Type of organization

 

State university, preparatory year

Type of work

 

English teacher

Main tasks and responsibilities

 

Dates (from – to)

Name of employer

Type of organization

Type of work

Main tasks and responsibilities

 

Dates (from – to)

Name of employer

Type of organization

Type of work

Main tasks and responsibilities

 

Teaching English to Saudi students in their preparatory year between school and university

 

January 2015 – August 2016

ICEAT and CINOP

Education companies

Recruitment

Recruiting and interviewing English teachers

 for Saudi universities and colleges

 

2002-2016

Various state schools in Catania

State schools

English language expert in European PON projects

Teaching English to young people and adults, mainly for an English language certificate

 

 

 

Date (from –to)

 

2007-2015

Name and address of employer

 

Prof. Coniglione, Dipartimenti di processi Formativi

Type of organization

 

Department of Education

Type of work

 

Translation and Interpreting

 

 

Date (from-to)

Name and address of employer

Type of organization

Type of work

 

 

dates

 

 

 

2006-2013

English in York, Coney Street, York

English Language school

Recruiting Sicilian students for summer courses in York, accompanying the students

and mediating between the school and the students

 

 

1995-2000

Name and address of employer

 

The local education authority, Catania

Type of organization

 

State High Schools

Type of work

 

Supply teacher – English

Main tasks and responsibilities

 

Date

Name and address of organization

Type of organization

Main tasks and responsibilities

 

 

Teaching English language and literature

 

1985-1988

British Council, Naples

English Teaching Organization

Teaching English and preparing materials

education and training

 

• Date (from –toa)

 

1977-1981

• Name and type of educational institution

 

UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

• Main subjects studied

 

English Language and Literature

• Qualification gained

 

M.A. Honours Degree

• Classification

 

2:2

• Date (from –to)

 

1982-1983

• Name and type of educational institution

 

UNIVERSITY OF ABERYSTWYTH, WALES

Subjects studied

 

Teaching English language and literature and also English as a foreign language

• Qualification gained

 

Post-Graduate certificate of Education

• Date (from – to)

 

Sept 1986 – June 1987  (part-time)

• Name and type of educational institution

 

International House, Piccadilly, Londra

• Main subjects studied

 

Teaching English as a foreign language to adults

• Qualification gained

 

Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

 

• Date

 

 

1998-2003  (part-time)

• • Name and type of educational institution

 

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

• Main subjects studied

 

Teaching English using computers, teacher training, classroom research, testing. Dissertation  – autonomous language learning

• Qualification

 

M.Ed – Masters degree in Teaching English as a foreign language

 

 

• Date

 

 

1998-2003  (part-time)

• • Name and type of educational institution

 

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

• Main subjects studied

 

Teaching English using computers, teacher training, classroom research, testing. Thesis – autonomous language learningi

• Qualification

 

M.Ed – Masters degree in Teaching English as a foreign language

 

 

 

TRAINING COURSES AND SEMINARS

 

 

                                              Date

                        Name of Institution

                                        subject

                                               

                                       

                                               Date

                        Name of Institution

                                        Subject

 

                                            Date

                                     institution

 

 

 

October 2016-August 2017  (I have successfuly completed the course and am awaiting certification)

Sheffield Hallam University

The EAP learner, phonology, Systemic Functional Linguisitcs, writing skills

 

Post graduate Certificate in Teaching Academic English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2013-December 2015

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

I attended various professional development seminars on educational technology (Smarboard software, screencast software etc.and teaching methodology)

 

April 2013

IATELFL

Annual conference (Liverpool)

 

October 2012

Cambridge University Press

Conference in Siracusa

 

date

 

January 2011 (2 days)

Name of Institution who ran course

 

Catania University ‘The Faculty to understand the world’

Subject of course

 

English Teaching, certification, IELTS (I attended a seminar on IELTS in Italy)

 

date

 

April 2010

Name of Institution

 

IATELFL

Subject of conference

 

Teaching English

 

date

 

March 2008, 2009 , 2010

Subject of conference

 

Cambridge Days – English Language Teaching in Italy

 

date

 

September 2003

Name of Institution

 

Catania university – Faculty of Languages

Subject of conference

 

e-learning

 

date

 

November 2003

Name of Institution

 

Messina University

Subject of course

 

Presenting e-learning platforms in Italian universities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have translated numerous articles and some books that have been published 

I work as a translator and proofreader. I  have translated numerous academic articles and some books from Italian.

Recently I took some time out and taught English at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

I have recently obtained a certificate to teach academic English Sheffield Hallam university). In summer 2017 I taught academic English to Chinese students at Hull university in England.