Barbara Waldern - learning,  language, culture specialist

I am currently a professor of English as a foreign language, and an author of fiction and non-fiction. To sum up, I have knowledge in education, cultural change and language as well as social policy. I am thus able to teach, write, report, edit, research, organize, analyze, and advise.
Besides many years of teaching ESL/ EFL and work in public services and social fields, my credentials include a Bachelor of Arts with a French major and English minor, plus a diploma in social policy issues and a Masters of Arts degree in social anthropology. My high-level writing and analytical skills complement my abilities to teach, research, comment on policy and change, advise on career planning, and take in and make sense of qualitative data.
A former long time ESL instructor for adults in Canada, I have been an  Assistant Professor in the English Division at the Busan University of Foreign Studies since March, 2009. I updated my TESL/TEFL certificate in 2008. Also, I have been a professional editor of translations for Language Park on a part-time basis for three years. In fact, I am currently taking editing courses.
I have volunteered for over 20 years in various community and social causes. Most recently, I have assisted fellow teachers living abroad with employment and settlement concerns.
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Service capacity:
  • Instruction or tutoring in EFL, ESL, social and cultural studies, French, study and teaching skills, essay writing in English, and literature studies
  • Writing and editing
  • Social research and policy analysis, and report writing
  • Homestay support
  • Consultations on teaching English abroad
  • Program development or administration
References available.
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