CURRICULUM VITAE OF SEAN DOWLING

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name: Sean Dowling
Date of Birth: 13 January, 1968
Nationality: British 
Address: #1168, KFUPM, Dhahran
  Saudi Arabia, 31261
Tel (Home): 966-3-860-6308
Tel (Work): 966-3-860-3542
Email:   sean_dow68@hotmail.com
  sdowling@kfupm.edu.sa
Homepage: http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/EDU/sdowling/



EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
 

view cert 2006:  MA in Teaching English as a Second Official Language [TESOL] (Distinction)
Institute of Education, University of London
view cert 2004:  Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults [CELTA] (Grade A)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
view cert 2003:  Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Grade B)
Chichester College, England
view cert 1995: Japanese Language Proficiency Exam, Level 2
view cert 1989: B.Sc (2.1 Hons) in Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland



EDUCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
 

Sept 2004-present:

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Job Title: 1) Orientation English Program (OEP) e-learning coordinator
2) English language instructor
Job Responsibilities: 1) Instruction of English to OEP students.
2) Development and support of the e-learning materials used by the OEP. This involves using WebCT as the learning management system, website design and programming using HTML, Javascript and Flash.
3) Supporting teachers with the use of technology in the EFL classroom.
(Samples of my work can be viewed at http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/EDU/sdowling/.)
   
June 2003-June 2004: Bangkok School of Management, Bangkok, Thailand
Job Title: English Language Teacher
Job Responsibilities: Development and instruction of general English, EAP and IELTS/TOEFL courses to high-school and pre-university students.
   
May 2000-June 2003: Srivikorn Business School, Bangkok, Thailand
Job Title: English Language Teacher/CALL coordinator
Job Responsibilities: Development and instruction of a 4-year English conversation course to vocational students. The work involved writing and updating textbooks and developing e-learning material for use in a 30-computer multimedia lab.
   
Sept 1999-Dec 1999 Sept 1998-Dec 1998: Advanced Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
Job Title: English Language Instructor
Job Responsibilities: Instruction of business English and general conversation classes.
   
Jan 1999-Aug 1999: Kensington English School, Gifu, Japan
Job Title: English Language Instructor
Job Responsibilities: Instruction of business English and general conversation classes.
   
Jan 1995-June 1996: Kumon Institute of Education, Tokyo, Japan
Job Title: Materials Developer and English/Maths programme instructor
Job Responsibilities: Development of Kumonís overseas Mathematics and teaching programmes. Instruction of Kumon Maths and language materials to students in Japan.
   

July 1993-Dec 1994:

Lado International College, Tokyo, Japan
Job Title: English Language Instructor
Job Responsibilities: Instruction of business English and general conversation classes.



OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
 

July 1996-July 1998: Adams Communications, Japan
Job Title: Market Researcher, International Section
Job Responsibilities: Setting up market research projects for non-Japanese companies doing business in Japan and for Japanese companies doing business outside Japan. Coordinating the syndicated Japan Businessman Readership Survey (JBRS). Development, marketing and after-sales service of market research software (SESAME) in Japan.
   
Oct 1989-June 1993: Advantest Corporation, Japan and Germany  (click here for reference)
Job Title: Software Engineer
Job Responsibilities: Development of software systems for semiconductor testing machines. Work involved programming in C and using UNIX.



OTHER
 

bullet Fluent in Japanese (both written and spoken) and good command of Thai (both written and spoken)
bullet In-depth knowledge of computer software and hardware, particularly e-learning related
bullet Educational interests: Use of technology and CALL in the field of EFL/ESL teaching
bullet Hobbies: Sports, reading and travel


REFERENCES
 

Tony Gibson
Director of the University English Programme
English Language Center, KFUPM
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 31261
Tel: 966-3-860-3164
Fax: 966-3-860-2341
e-mail: ganthony@kfupm.edu.sa
 
Dr Amos Paran
MA in TESOL distance learning course leader
Institute of Education, University of London
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK
Tel: 44-20-7612-6495
Fax: 44-20-7612-6534
e-mail: a.paran@ioe.ac.uk
Khun Suchitra
Owner, Bangkok School of Management
16th Floor, Amarin Tower, 500 Ploenchit Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Tel: 66-2-256-9586 
Fax: 66-2-256-9144
e-mail: suchitra@ieg.co.th
Khun Malee
Head of English Department
Srivikorn Business School
1020/1 Sukhumwit Rd, Prakanong
Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: 66-2-712-1001
Fax: 66-2-390-1368