I'm Ahmad Zaytoun

A Passionate English Langauge Teacher

CELTA Tutor & Teacher Trainer
Web & Graphic Designer
ahmad@theeltschool.com
Istanbul, Turkey
Over 10 years of teaching & training experience

Professional Experience

2017 — Present

British Side

Istanbul, Turkey

CELTA Tutor, Teacher Trainer and Speaking Examiner (Cambridge Pre-A1 - C1 Advanced)

2017 — Present

The ELT School

Founder, Course Creator

I started this learning platform to provide courses to teachers and learners. I did all the web design & development, graphic design, video creation & editing, setting up LMS, and created the materials store.

2019 Aug - Dec

Bilnet Koleji

English Teacher & Lesson Plan Writer

Izmir, Turkey

2021

Syrian Youth Assembly

Project Leader, Teacher Trainer

Volunteer

2015 — 2019

Ozel Izmir Koleji

English Teacher

Izmir, Turkey

Closed
2014 — 2017

Amerikan Kultur

English Teacher

Izmir, Turkey. Full-time and part-time

2012 — 2013

AlBaath University

English Teacher (ESP)

Hamah, Syria

Education

2021 - 2023

M.A. in ELT

Master's degree in English Language Teaching with thesis (ongoing)

Istanbul Zaim University

2018 — 2019

Cambridge Delta

Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English

Cambridge English Assessment

2019

Train the Trainer

A course for Teacher Trainers

Cambridge English Assessment

2021

IH COLT

Certificate in Online Tutoring

International House World

2014

Cambridge CELTA

Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English

Cambridge English Assessment

2012 - 2013

1st Year of M.A. in English Language Teaching

AlBaath University

Dropped out before finishing the thesis due to the situation in Syria.

2007 - 2011

B.A. in English Language & Literature

AlBaath University

Hims, Syria

My training, teaching & tech skills

Skills

Training
Teaching
Tech
CELTA Training
CELT-P
CELT-S
Training Sessions
Feedback
Guidance
Mentoring
Observations
TKT
Pre-service Training
In-service Training
Teenagers
Adults
Exam Classes
IELTS
General English
Business English
Online Teaching
Cambridge KEY
Cambridge PRE
Cambridge FCE
Cambridge CAE
Zoom
Microsoft Teams
Google Suite
Smartboards
Nearpod
Mentimeter
Microsoft Office
Adobe AI
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe AE
Canva
Padlet
WordPress
Web Design
Graphic Design
Screencasting
Video Editing
LMS Creation
Popular Languages

Languages

🇬🇧
English
Fluent
Arabic
Arabic
Native
Turkish
Turkish
Intermediate

Certificates

Professional Development Courses

2015

How to Teach IELTS

Cambridge LMS

2015

Grammar for Teachers

Cambridge LMS

2018

Understanding Assessment

Cambridge LMS

2016

Blended Learning Essentials 1

University of Leeds

2019

CBI & CLIL Instruction

Arizona State University

2019

Teaching English to Young Learners

George Mason University

2015

How to Teach FCE

Cambridge LMS

2016

How to Teach Pre (PET)

Cambridge LMS

2018

Apps for Teaching

Cambridge LMS

2017

Blended Learning Essentials 2

University of Leeds

2018

Development for Teacher Trainers

Arizona State University

2015 - Present

Professional Development Webinars

100+ Certified Webinars

2015

English for the Teacher

Cambridge LMS

2016

How to Teach KEY (KET)

Cambridge LMS

2016

Task-based Approach

University of London

2018

Blended Learning Essentials 3

University of Leeds

2019

Integrating Critical Thinking

World Learning Institute

2019

Teaching Grammar Communicatively

World Learning Institute