Curriculum Vitae / Resume

 

  • DATE OF BIRTH:           

  • 30th October 1976

 

  • NATIONALITY:

  • British

 

  • EMAIL:

  • rob_hyde@hotmail.com                                                        

 

  • TEL:

  • 0152  0621 4814

 

 

 

PROFILE: 

 

 

I am a British, CELTA-qualified Business English and Technical English with 13 years' teaching experience. I have recently returned to Germany after a two year contract teaching English to industrial trainees at an oil company in Saudi Arabia, and a year training Finance and Corporate Communications departments at Bosch in Stuttgart, I am currently based in Bremen.

 

From 2003-2013 I worked on a freelance basis in Germany, delivering Business English, alongside proofreading, copywriting and translation services to a diverse range of clients including private language schools, small companies, vocational colleges, universities and global corporations.

 

In addition to my teaching, proofreading, copywriting and translating work, I am also a member of the British National Union of Journalists. I have contributed articles to many English-Language print and digital publications and occasionally performed English-Language voiceovers in documentaries or corporate fims.

 

 

ENGLISH TEACHING WORK: 

 

  • 2015-2016:

    • Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

    • Business English to employees in the Finance and Corporate Communications departments.

  • 2013-2015:

    • Saudi Aramco Industrial Training Center, Saudi Arabia.  

    • Business English, General English and Technical English to employees and industrial apprentices.

  • 2011-2013: 

    • John Dennis, English Language Consultancy, Bremen, Germany.

    • Business English and General English for aviation company AES, computer company IGEL.

  • 2012-2013: 

    • Aristotle Institute, a private language school in Bremen.

    • Business English and General English Teaching to clients such as Buhlmann Tube Solutions.

  • 2010-2013:

    •  Bremen University of Applied Science, Germany. 

    • Teaching Journalistic English, Nursing Science and Energy Technology.

  • 2010-2011:    

    • Berufsakademie für IT und Wirtschaft, Oldenburg, Germany .

    • Teaching Business English, English for IT and New Media English.

  • 2010-2011:

    • Oldenburg University. Practical Language sub-department of the English department.

    • Teaching Advanced Writing and Conversation Courses.

  • 2009-2013:

    • LEGALES Bremen, Germany.

    • Business English Trainer providing Legal English and Business English for a Bremen-based copyright specialist, and Financial English for a Bremen-based German tax specialist. 

  • 2006-2013:

    • Bremen University. Practical Language sub-department of the English department.

    • Providing Advanced Writing and Multimedia English-language courses.

  • 2008-2012:

    • Hansa Meyer Global Transport logistics company in Bremen and Hamburg.

    • Providing Business English and General English training courses.

  • 2008-2011:

    • Linguarama private language school, Hamburg, Germany.

    • Business English & Technical English Trainer for clients such as Airbus and Deutsche Post Real Estate. 

  • 2006-2013:

    • Language Training Center, Hamburg, Germany.

    • Business English Trainer, providing Business English and General English for Siemens Enterprises, Bremen and British American Tobacco, including sales, administration, logistics, machinists and quality control staff.

  • 2004-2006:

    • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale) Germany.  Practical Language sub-department of the English department.  
      Teaching Advanced Writing and multimedia courses.  

FREELANCE MEDIA WORK: 

  • 2001:

    • Central European News (CEN).

      • Researcher for this Vienna-based British news agency.

      • News and feature articles supplied to a range of British newspapers including The Times and The Telegraph. 

  • 2000:

    • Netimperative.com, London.

      • Researcher for this London-based internet news site.

      • News and feature articles alongside profile interviews with company heads and celebrities. 

  • 1997-ongoing:

    • Freelance articles.

    • Mainstream publications:

      • The Daily Telegraph. The Sunday Telegraph. The Times. Associated Press Australia. Sunday Express. The South China Morning Post. The Catholic Herald. The Lancet. BBC Online Languages, ‘German Fix’. 

    • Specialist publications:

      • Ananova. Woman magazine. The Weekly Telegraph. Expatica. Expaticum. Netimperative. Austria Today. The Vienna Reporter. Red Hot. Die Presse Online (English-language pages). Meinungsbarometer. Global Connection. Professional Builder.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 05/2003-06/2003:

    • C.E.L.T.A course at Studio Cambridge, Cambridge, England. (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). Qualification is approved and assessed by the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES). 

  • 09/2002-02/2003:

    • Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge PGCE Course. Attended for the stated dates. Referee provided (see ‘Referees’). 

  • 10/2000-01/2001:

    • London College of Printing. Post Graduate Certificate in Periodical Journalism.  Course accredited by the NUJ (National Union of Journalists). 

  • 09/1995-06/1999:

    • University of Manchester, B.A. German Studies with French (Grade 2.1). Language, German history, GDR politics and literature, German poetry, medieval German, Kleist, Sturm und Drang, ETA Hoffmann. 

 

  • 09/1993 – 06/1995: 

    • Bishop Walsh RC School, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, A-levels in German (A), French (A), English Literature (A).    

 

 

OTHER SKILLS & INTERESTS:

 

  • Advanced German-language skills, German to English translations, Corporate Voiceovers, Upper-Intermediate French-language skills, drama experience, creative writing seminars, travel, archery and surfing.

 

 

REFEREES: 

 

Michael Claridge

English-Speaking Cultures Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften

Universität Bremen

Bibliothekstraße 1

28359 Bremen

Germany

claridge@uni-bremen.de

 

Marjorie Willey

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg  

Halle (Saale)

Germany

marjorie.willey@anglistik.uni-halle.de

 

Klaus-Dieter Franzen

Copyright & German labour law

LEGALES Domshof 8-12

28195 Bremen

Germany

franzen@franzen-legal.de

 

Susanne Krautwald

Tax consultant

LEGALES Domshof 8-12

28195 Bremen

Germany

info@legales.de 

 

John Dennis

English Language Consultancy

Osterrdeich 117

28205 Bremen

Germany

johnwdennis@me.com

 

 

Linda Fisher

Faculty of Education

Homerton College

University of Cambridge

184 Hills Road Cambridge

CB2 2PQ England

lgf20@cam.ac.uk

 

Michael Leidig

Central European News

Hadikgasse 96

Vienna A-1140

Austria

m.leidig@cen.at

 

 

 

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