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Preparatory Year Students

English Language Unit, Al Baha University,

Saudi Arabia

2011-2012 & 2013-2014

Working on behalf of Al Jazeera International Academy in Riyadh we were dispatched to the Sarawat mountain region of Al Baha where, as Project Manager of the English Language Unit I was tasked with taking charge of 150 English language lecturers as well as some 6,000 students from Engineering, Medical, Science, Humanities and Arts faculties. Many of the students had limited language skills and it became a priority for us to bring them up to speed in order for them pass their English language exams.

I regularly met with the stakeholder's representatives as having on-going dialogue with them was vital to our cooperation. We discussed core business activities in relation to student resources; up-coming examinations; costs involved in hiring additional lecturers as well as the daily running of the Preparatory Year. Engagement with our stakeholders was largely formal and required specific focus from our side. Having planned and executed much of the project, I became actively strategic in relation to its scope, time effectiveness and cost in addition to quality of education involved. I closely monitored how our resources and products related to the Preparatory Year students and, as such, was able to demonstrate how Al Jazeera International was providing high quality education. In the event of any complaints, I personally met with university officials to discuss and ultimately resolve the matter. We had sufficient educational resources at our disposal and I constantly checked that the said material was up-to-date. When carrying out a project, Al Jazeera International endeavoured to ensure its successful completion on time and within the agreed budget. I kept the university Dean regularly informed of our work and students' progress, maintaining a friendly rapport with our clients and wherever possible, meeting their needs.

 

Mister Paul attending a university conference in Baljurshi, Saudi Arabia.

Preparatory Year Students

English Language Unit Al Baha University 2011-2012 & 2013-2014

Working on behalf of Al Jazeera International Academy in Riyadh we were dispatched to the Sarawat mountain region of Al Baha where, as Project Manager of the English Language Unit I was tasked with taking charge of 150 English language lecturers as well as some 6,000 students from Engineering, Medical, Science, Humanities and Arts faculties. Many of the students had limited language skills and it became a priority for us to bring them up to speed in order for them pass their English language exams.

I regularly met with the stakeholder's representatives as having on-going dialogue with them was vital to our cooperation. We discussed core business activities in relation to student resources; up-coming examinations; costs involved in hiring additional lecturers as well as the daily running of the Preparatory Year. Engagement with our stakeholders was largely formal and required specific focus from our side. Having planned and executed much of the project, I became actively strategic in relation to its scope, time effectiveness and cost in addition to quality of education involved. I closely monitored how our resources and products related to the Preparatory Year students and, as such, was able to demonstrate how Al Jazeera International was providing high quality education. In the event of any complaints, I personally met with university officials to discuss and ultimately resolve the matter. We had sufficient educational resources at our disposal and I constantly checked that the said material was up-to-date. When carrying out a project, Al Jazeera International endeavoured to ensure its successful completion on time and within the agreed budget. I kept the university Dean regularly informed of our work and students' progress, maintaining a friendly rapport with our clients and wherever possible, meeting their needs.

 

IELTS Course 2014 - 2016

National Guard KSA

Representing Al Jazeera International as Lead Teacher of the English Language Unit at the National Guard in Riyadh, I was responsible for our teachers and ensured that we adhered to a strict teaching schedule.

The guards participated on our intensive IELTS course with a view to gaining an acceptable university entry level score and many of them did extremely well considering that they had only a basic knowledge of English at the start of the course.

At times, both teachers and students found the course challenging, yet interesting as well. For some of the students it was their first real test of academic endurance and they responded positively to the teaching they received.