Teacher of EAL/Whole School EAL Coordinator
Full name: Luke Turner
Position at Renaissance: Teacher of EAL/Whole School EAL Coordinator
Education and Qualifications: University of Salford, UK BSc (Hons) Wildlife & Practical Conversation. University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, UK CELTA Government of South Australia, Department of Education and Children’s Services Teaching ESL/EAL Students in Mainstream Classrooms course (TESMC)
Teaching Experience: 6 years as EAL teacher at the British International School, Vietnam Australia School and ILA. Sports/Activities can coach: Climbing Athletics. Activities can sponsor: Outdoor Pursuits (Hiking, Camping, etc.)
Professional Accomplishments: 2 years as Eco-Schools co-ordinator. Delivered a training presentation at the FOBISIA EAL conference highlighting the benefits of kinaesthetic and ‘Golden Time’ activities in the EAL classroom. I have attended a number of professional development courses run by top educational specialist: Higher Order Thinking Skills – Trevor Hawes, Circle Time and Golden Time Activities – Jenny Mosely, Coaching Skills – David Grewar, Presentation – Sir John Jones, iPads in the Classroom – Brian Caleda
Description: This year sees the seventh anniversary of my move to Vietnam. Since moving to this wonderful country I have taught and lived in Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to working at RISS, I worked for two well-known language centres and most recently the British International School. In addition to teaching I also helped develop the Eco-Schools programme at BIS. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, playing AFL and spending time with my family.