Steve Darn - ELT
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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Full Name: Steven Richard Darn
Date of Birth: 23.08.1950
Place of Birth: Watford, England
Nationality: British (UK/EU passport holder)


Home and Work Address

Mithatpaşa Cadessi No. 1173
Özgür Apt. K.6 D.38
35140 Fahrettin-Altay

Tel. (land line): +90 - 232 - 279 15 66
Tel. (mobile): +90 - 539 866 26 44 

UK Contact Address

Woodbine Cottage
Church Lane
Oxford OX10 9SD

Tel.: +44 - 1491 825 680

Education and Qualifications

1992 British Council Izmir. Cambridge/RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DTEFLA).
1972 - 74 London School of Economics and Political Science. Research for M.Phil in Social Geography.
1972 UK Qualified Teacher Status. DES No. 72/16378.
1969 - 72 University of Southampton. B.A.Hons (2:1) Geography.
1961 - 68 Rickmansworth Grammar School. 9 GCE 'O' levels, 3 GCE 'A' levels.

Current Position(s)

Freelance ELT consultant. Clients include the Koc Consortium, Istanbul, British Council, Pearson Educational Publishing, International House Izmir, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

Teacher Trainer and ELT Consultant, Oxford Teachers Academy.

Teacher Trainer, Trainer-Trainer and ELT Consultant for British Council, Turkey, and British Council Africa.
Freelance CELTA, ICELT, CERT-S/P and Delta tutor. CELTA Assessor.

Previous English Language Teaching Posts

11.03 - 08.07 Instructor, Teacher Trainer and Trainer-Trainer, Izmir University of Economics, School of Foreign Languages. Responsible for teaching English to undergraduate and graduate students, and teacher and trainer- training and development as a member of the Teacher Development Unit. Special responsibility for the establishment of a Cambridge ESOL centre at the university, the design of oral examinations, the administration and teaching of CELTA and ICELT courses, mentoring courses, and the ongoing training of teacher trainers and co-ordinators.

05.00 - 10.03 Freelance Teacher, Trainer and ELT Consultant. Clients included The British Council, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir Centre for Language Learning, Longman ELT, Cambridge University Press, Izmir 9th September University and the Aegean University, Izmir.

05.95 - 04.00 Director, British Council, Izmir, Turkey (Office of the British Vice-Consul for Cultural Affairs). Responsible for Teachers' Centre courses, services and resource centre, in-house and outreach teacher training and consultancy, international examinations, cultural activities and overall office administration and finance.

04.94 - 04.95 Director, English Fast, Izmir. Responsible for all aspects of the running of a private language school with a student role of up to 900, employing 15 full-time teachers.

09.88 - 03.94 Director of Studies, English Fast, Izmir.

09.86 - 08.88 Teacher of English as a Foreign language, English Fast (private language school), Izmir.

09.84 - 08.86 Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Özel İzmir Türk Lisesi (private secondary/high school), Izmir.

06.84 - 08.84 Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Sawston Centre for Languages, Cambridge.

Other Teaching Experience

09.82 - 08.83 Geography Teacher, Wilson's School, Wallington, London.
09.80 - 08.82 Geography Teacher, Dulwich College, London.
09.78 - 08.79 Lecturer in Geography, Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology.
09.76 - 12.77 Lecturer II in Geography and Teacher Trainer, Homerton College, Cambridge.
09.74 - 08.76 Lecturer in Geography, Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology.

ELT Teacher Training Experience

11.03 - 08.07 Teacher Training, Trainer-Training, Izmir University of Economics. CELTA, ICELT, DELTA course co-ordinator and main tutor.

04.96........... Course Tutor - Cambridge ESOL CELTA ,DELTA, CEELT. British Council CertELT, DipELT, Teacher and Trainer Development Courses.

09.88 - 03.96 English Fast, Izmir. In-service staff training and development. British Council (part-time) CTEFLA second tutor, DTEFLA staff member.

Other Related Experience

1998............. Cambridge Assessment CELTA Assessor.
1996 - 2000 UCLES EFL oral examiner training team leader, Izmir region.
1988 - 2000 UCLES EFL examinations oral examiner (all levels).
1988 - 2000 UCLES EFL examinations supervisor and administrator, Izmir Open Centre.

ELT Special Interests

Teacher Training and Development
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Inter-disciplinary approaches to teaching and training

Computer Literacy

Microsoft Office, online platforms
Website construction -


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