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Elgin Vande Wiele

Tutor

Elgin Vande Wiele is an English language tutor at Bahrain Polytechnic.

She has been working in the field of TEFL in Bahrain for over a decade in teaching and management roles.

She has also been interested in Content and Language Integrated Learning and is currently carrying out research on the topic.

Academic Qualifications Obtained

2015MA in TESOL, University of Sunderland, UK
2000BA in English Language and Literature, University of Selcuk, Turkey

Professional Certifications

2002CELTA, Cambridge University, UK
2012CLIL Certificate, International House, UK

Teaching Expertise

2000-2004Adjunct English Teacher, ROELAND, Belgium
2002-2004English Teacher, Cambridge Institute, Bahrain
2004-2009English Teacher, Foundation Year Coordinator New York Institute of Technology, Bahrain
2012-PresentEnglish Tutor, Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain

Relevant Industry Expertise

2009-2012Director, American Cultural & Educational Centre, Bahrain

Research

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Learners’ view on influence of CLIL on their future employability
This research aims to investigate second language learners’ perception of the influence of CLIL on their employability. As English is the lingua franca of business in many countries, a fast-growing interest in CLIL can be observed in English medium institutions all over the world. This study aims to uncover if learners’ motivation, (i.e. their view on their chances on future employability) is positively correlated with the implementation of CLIL.

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organisations

  1. Selecting member of Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) AMIDEAST, (2009-2012)
  2. Organiszer of US Embassy micro scholarship programmes ACCESS in Bahrain, (2009-2012)
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