现任职外教介绍您当前的位置:首 页 -> 学院概况 -> 师资力量 -> 现任职外教介绍

Mr. Neville Swartz

作者:管理员 | 时间:2013-10-8 | 点击:2374

Vancouver, Canada

I started school at the age of 5 and I have never left school. And “No”, I am not still in year 1 - I have graduated many times along the way. Over a span of nearly 50 years I have been involved in education in various institutions in five countries (South Africa, England, Canada, South Korea and China). My experience being spread across four continents  exposed me to some very rich and rewarding cultural experiences.  

I began teaching at the elementary level in Johannesburg, South Africa. As an inexperienced 19 year old freshman teacher, I quickly had to adapt to the harsh realities of the then segregated education as practiced in the old Apartheid era of South Africa. I completed 6 years at the elementary level and gained further qualification as a high school teacher, where I taught for a further  9 nine years. 

Nearing the end of my eighth year as a high school teacher, I was awarded a British Council Scholarship to pursue the Med degree at the University of Leeds, England.  I count myself as amongst the lucky few who were privileged to have courses with the late Rosalind Driver, an inspirational Constructivist practitioner.

I returned to South Africa where I was appointed as an Educational Research and Development Officer with the Science Education Project, a non-governmental organization charged with improving science education in impoverished black schools. My primary role was to develop the science teaching skills of untrained, and often times, unqualified black science teachers. The abysmal lack of resources and facilities made this an extremely daunting challenge.

In 1996, I was admitted as a doctoral candidate to the University of British Columbia, Curriculum Studies Department.  While studying, I worked the research assistant to the Director in the Language Proficiency Index Office, a division responsible for creating and managing the university English language entrance requirement of all freshmen students.

In 2007, I headed to South Korea as an English Second Language instructor. By the time I left South Korea in 2012, I had used my curriculum design knowledge to develop highly interactive online English Learning materials. 

It is indeed my hope that I will be able to share my vast educational experiences with my students at Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai.



下一篇:Mr. Brett Gearing 上一篇:Mr. Hiromasa Meguro


地址:广东省珠海市唐家湾金凤路北京师范大学珠海分校外国语学院    邮编:519087   E-mail:wyxy@bnuz.edu.cn
学院招生咨询电话:0086-756-6126560    招生邮箱:wyxy@bnuz.edu.cn
电话:0086-756-6126560    传真:0086-756-6126861
版权所有:北京师范大学珠海分校 外国语学院粤ICP备05026012号 技术支持:金碟数码
学院网站二维码