A versatile and pioneering Education & Training Professional with almost two decades of experience in Higher Education, Corporate Training and Skills Development within the local and international arena, Henry Badenhorst commands expertise in a wide range of education subject matters, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in the corporate settings & South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) facilitation.
TEFL-certified and highly adaptable, Henry has easily adjusted to lecturing English Second Language / English as a Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) to children and adults in diverse environments abroad in China, Taiwan, Sudan, the Sultanate of Oman and Saudi Arabia.
With an IELTS English language competency band score of 8/9 from Cambridge University and the British Council, he is well-equipped in teaching EAP and ESP for a variety of purposes, with specific experience targeting business professionals and academics at industry and university level. Further experience includes facilitating E-learning, PC literacy and ICT training across rural schools in South Africa, using bi-lingual aptitude to teach Senior Phase students in Afrikaans and English medium schools.
Intuitively compassionate towards the needs of marginalised and/ disadvantaged communities, Henry extended his insight to communities in Somalia as an Education Aid & Relief Field-Worker for a US-based NGO.
1. Skills Development Facilitation (NQF 4-6), Accreditation & Training Services (ETDP SETA), 2015
2. Conduct OBE Assessment (NQF 5) [ODETDP], Accreditation & Training Service (ETDP SETA), 2012
3. Facilitate Learning [ODETDP], Accreditation & Training Service (ETDP SETA), 2012
4. IELTS, British Council & University of Cambridge ESOL, 2012
Result: Band score: 8/9 for proficiency in Academic English
5. Certificate in TEFL, International TEFL Teacher Training, 2004
6. TEFL certificate (168 hour, level 5), TEFL Academy, 2018
Edumax Solutions [SA] [September 2015 to Date]
Provides core education service in ICT / E-learning facilitation, ODETDP course facilitation, corporate soft skills training, and tutoring on a wide subject matter range.
1. ESG Saudi Arabia (Interserve UK) [Saudi Arabia] [December 2014 to August 2015]
ESL & ICT Teacher
2. UNISA, Midrand Graduate Institute, Pearson Education [SA] [January 2014 to December 2014]
LLB Law Lecturer
3. CTI Private University, Pearson Education [SA] [January 2013 to December 2013]
4. Oman Ministry of Higher Education [Sultanate of Oman] [October 2011 to August 2012]
ESL & Business-English Lecturer
5. Learnthings Africa [SA] [December 2009 to September 2011]
ICT & E-Learning Facilitator:
6. Council for British Teachers [Sultanate of Oman] [September 2008 to August 2009]
ESL & EAP lecturer:
7. Winner Language Institute [Khartoum, Sudan] [April 2008 to August 2008]
Assistant-Director & ESL/ESP facilitator:
1. C.R Swart High School [SA] [January 2007 to December 2007]
Educator: Taught English and Afrikaans to Grade 8 and 9 high school students (Senior Phase). | The preparation, supervision and marking of progress tests and examinations | Attending cluster meetings: moderation, assessment and training | Extra-curricular activities: managing the under-16 girls’ soft ball team.
2. Delter-Telfort International Business Institute [China] [August 2005 to August 2006]
Business TEFL Teacher: Taught Business English, Legal English and Conversational English to Chinese college students: Around several locations (branches) around China: Nanjing (Jiangsu province), Wuhu city (Anhui province), Liuzhou (Guangxi province) and Shanghai | The preparation, supervision and marking of progress tests and examinations | Conversational classes and workshops on topics of interest.
3.Junior Oxford Bi-Lingual School [China] [December 2004 to July 2005]
ESL Teacher: Taught English as a second language to kindergarten-aged children | Provided tailor-made ESP courses to companies | Tutored privately to individual students.
4. Cathy’s American School [Taiwan] [July 2004 to December 2004]
EFL Teacher: Taught EFL to primary and secondary school children | Designed lessons to make the learning experience entertaining by using games | Tutored privately to individual students.
5. Koala Educational Institute [Taiwan] [October 2003 to June 2004]
EFL Teacher: Taught EFL to classes and individuals from kindergarten to high school | Set and marked homework.
I believe in a student-centered approach. Building rapport and trust with students delivers the best results. I believe that coaching and training students to think and reason for themselves are crucial in their development. A tutor acts as a guide and facilitator of a student's learning process, which the student is ultimately responsible for. When the teacher's role is to guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information, the students' search for knowledge is met as they learn to find answers to their questions. For students to construct knowledge, they need the opportunity to discover for themselves and practice skills in authentic situations. My focus is on the development of the critical analytical and independent thinking skills of the student.
With regards to learning, I believe:
• Giving students choices rather than directives will make them feel empowered to learn.
• All students are individuals and everyone learns in their own unique way.
• Learning is a lifelong process and I want to in still that passion in my students. For myself, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth. One of my hopes as an educator is to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them.
With regards to teaching, I believe:
• Teachers should expect great things from everybody, regardless of skill, talent, ability, or disability.
• Teachers should engage with students personally as well as academically
• You can't teach everything to everyone and true learning requires many different types of knowledge. I use multiple methods of teaching (linguistic, visual, auditory, kinesthetic) to speak to students.
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